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Stake using Keystore File on SolFlare

1. Create a wallet
  • Navigate to the SolFlare UI and select Access
  • Click Create a Wallet
  • Select the Using Keystore File tab
  • Click Next
  • Create and enter your password twice. Be sure to save it somewhere safe offline.
  • Click Next
  • Download your Keystore File and put it somewhere secure. You will not be able to access your wallet without it.

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Ensure that you store your Keystore File somewhere safe where it cannot be lost or compromised. Your Keystore File is the master key to your wallet; loss or compromise of your Keystore File may result in permanent loss of your SOL.

  • Click Next
  • Upload your Keystore File to verify it downloaded correctly
  • Click Finish
2. Access your wallet
  • Navigate to the SolFlare UI
  • Click Access
  • Enter your password
  • Upload your Keystore File
  • Click Access
3. Transfer SOL to your wallet
  • Copy the address that shows under Your Address in the SolFlare UI
  • Visit the exchange or wallet where your SOL was purchased/stored, and send your SOL from where it was purchased to the wallet address copied above
  • After waiting the network processing time, your SOL balance should show at the top of the SolFlare wallet extension when opened
4. Create a stake account
  • Click Get Started at the bottom of the SolFlare UI
  • Enter the amount of SOL you would like to stake. Please leave at least 1 SOL in your wallet to cover transaction fees.
  • Click Next
  • Fill in your password
5. Stake your SOL to our public validator
  • Select the Staking tab at the top of the SolFlare UI
  • Click Delegate Now for your staking account

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Coinbase Cloud validator information

Validator name: Bison Trails
Validator identity: XkCriyrNwS3G4rzAXtG5B1nnvb5Ka1JtCku93VqeKAr
Validator vote account address: beefKGBWeSpHzYBHZXwp5So7wdQGX6mu4ZHCsH3uTar

  • Select Bison Trails’ validator beefKGBWeSpHzYBHZXwp5So7wdQGX6mu4ZHCsH3uTar
  • Click Next
  • Fill in your password
  • Click Confirm
  • Wait until a “Transaction complete!” message appears

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Congratulations! You are now staked to the Coinbase Cloud validator.


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