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Voting

Prerequisites

Introduction

With a connected wallet, it's not time to try voting for some masternodes.

Get some TAO

Info

Testnet TAO are only used for experimenting with the testnet. They have no value in the main blockchain and not market value.

Using TaoWallet

TaoWallet provides a function named Earn TAO to test. It allows you to get 15 TAO on the Testnet. Just click on it and you will see your balance go up.

Note

You can use this function only once. You then have to use the faucet for any extra Testnet TAO needed.

Using any wallets

We also have a service called "Faucet" which allows you to get 15 TAO at a time.

Access the faucet site at: faucet.testnet.tao.network

Enter your wallet address in the field and tick the I'm not a robot box.

Click REQUEST 15 TAO and Wait for some seconds for the transaction to be confirmed.

You will receive a success confirmation message and the amount of TAO in your wallet should be updated. You can check your TAO balance by either looking at your wallet or using TaoScan.

How To Vote

Now you have some TAO. You can access our governance dApp, Shifu, to start voting for masternodes.

Shifu natively supports Metamask. You can also access your account page (the vertical three dots on the top right) to fill in your wallet Private Key or MNEMONIC (see image below).

If you use Metamask, you need to connect Mettamask to our testnet (please see the "Create a wallet" section) and choose Metamask in the drop-down settings list.

Setting

Once configured, you can vote for masternodes by clicking on the Vote button.

Vote

At least 100 TAO is required per vote. After clicking submit, your TAO will be sent to the voting smart contract and locked there.

Reward

Every epoch (~30 minutes), you will automatically receive rewards for each masternode you voted for.

How to Unvote

If you do not want to support a masternode you voted for, you can unvote it by clicking the Unvote button on the masternode's page and enter the amount of TAO you want to unvote.

After unvoting, your TAO is still locked in the smart contract for 48 hours before you are able to withdraw.

How to Withdraw

For withdrawals after unvoting, you need to wait until your TAO is unlocked from the smart contract. Then you can click the withdraw button in your account page (the vertical three dots on the top right) and choose which withdrawal you want to receive back your TAO.

Note that you might see multiple withdrawals on your account page if you made multiple unvotes previously.

If you withdraw before the unlock period expires, an error will be raised.