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Create Validator

Prerequisites

Create a new validator

To create the validator and initialize it with a self-delegation, run the following command. key-name is the name of the private key that is used to sign transactions.
bitsongd tx staking create-validator \
--amount=5000000ubtsg \
--pubkey=$(bitsongd tendermint show-validator) \
--moniker="<your-moniker>" \
--chain-id=<chain_id> \
--from=<key-name> \
--commission-rate="0.10" \
--commission-max-rate="0.20" \
--commission-max-change-rate="0.01" \
--min-self-delegation="1"
When you specify commission parameters, the commission-max-change-rate is measured as a percentage-point change of the commission-rate. For example, a change from 1% to 2% is a 100% rate increase, but the commission-max-change-rate is measured as 1%.

Confirm your validator is active

If running the following command returns something, the validator is active.
bitsongd query tendermint-validator-set | grep "$(bitsongd tendermint show-validator)"
You are looking for the bech32 encoded address in the ~/.bitsongd/config/priv_validator.json file.
Note:
Only the top 64 validators in voting power are included in the active validator set.