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Discussion in 'Questions' started by andylittleton, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. andylittleton

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    Hi what's voting address? What do i put here? is it asking for my decred request payment address?

    I'm trying to purchase a ticket, My computer will be on all the time 24/7/365. So I will not be stake pooling.

    Thanks
     
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    somebody here has to know. Anybody?
     
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    I'm not solo staking so cannot help from my experience.

    I think "voting address" is the one you delegate voting rights to, and the one that must belong to a wallet that is online 24/7. When you buy tickets, the DCR you pay are sent to that address. Sometimes people go for a more complicated setup and create a separate wallet for the voting address, for security reasons.

    You may get faster and more direct help in Slack chat: https://slack.decred.org/

    You may find some information in the docs:

    https://docs.decred.org/mining/proof-of-stake/
    https://docs.decred.org/faq/proof-of-stake/solo-mining/
    https://docs.decred.org/getting-started/user-guides/using-paymetheus/
    https://docs.decred.org/faq/proof-of-stake/voting-tickets/
     
  4. andylittleton

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    Hi , So i bought a ticket, my fund was locked up for a day as expected, Now i got my funds unlocked or spendable to use now after 1 day. Now it says I have no tickets in the mem pool as of today, used to say 1 yesturday. So what's going on?! why is this voting so complicated. None of the documentation was helpful, I read through them many times and still does not make any sense to me, much easier to mine the coins . This whole voting stuff is a bit of a turnoff. I left my computer on all the time also
     
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    * When you submit a request to buy a ticket, it goes to "mempool". A ticket (request actually) in the mempool is like a buy (bid) order on the exchange.
    * After your ticket buy request is satisfied, the ticket is yours. It becomes "immature" and must wait about 20 hours before it can vote.
    * When your ticket is done waiting it joins "ticket pool" and becomes "live". Live ticket can "vote" when it is called by the network, at random time.

    The Proof of Stake docs were revised recently, you may find the general docs and Paymetheus docs better this time.

    What wallet do you use?

    If it is Paymetheus, there should be "Owned tickets in mempool", "Owned immature tickets", "Owned live tickets" somewhere on the UI.

    If you solo stake, I think a computer running 24/7 is not enough, you also need a good Internet connection with low latency. I might be wrong here as I never solo stake.

    There are also stake pools, where for a small fee you can not bother with running a computer always online.

    Finally, the process is indeed complicated. It took me several days to get the basics and I'm still learning. I think it was designed to have many beneficial properties. From what I heard it was even more complicated in the early days. I'm sure the UX and docs will improve over time.
     

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