This guide helps Crew Members complete C-class delegating task.

You can complete this tasks with or without running your own node.

1. Running own Full node

Install and sync your node using our guide here then move to step Task: Delegating stake

2. Using Namada Client and Public RPC

If you have a VPS/VDS with Linux you can use namada client to delegate (bond) tokens. You are not required to run your own RPC node here, as all txs can be executed via public RPC.

If you don't have a VPS/VDS with Linux, you can rent a cheap server here: Contabo, PQ, Mevspace.

Cheap VPS/VDS might not meet system requirements to run Full node, so if you want to run Full node, see system requirements [here](

2. Namada CLI installation

System requirements

Ubuntu must be 22.04 or newer.

2.1 Install prerequisites

Update packages and install dependencies:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install -y make git-core libssl-dev pkg-config libclang-12-dev build-essential protobuf-compiler

Install Go:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go
curl -Ls | sudo tar -xzf - -C /usr/local
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin' | tee -a $HOME/.profile)

Install Rust:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh -s -- -y
source $HOME/.cargo/env

Install CometBFT:

cd $HOME
rm -rf cometbft
git clone
cd cometbft
git checkout v0.37.2
make build
sudo cp $HOME/cometbft/build/cometbft /usr/local/bin/
cometbft version

2.2 Install Namada binary

cd $HOME
rm -rf namada
git clone
cd namada
tar -xvf namada-v0.31.4-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
rm namada-v0.31.4-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
cd namada-v0.31.4-Linux-x86_64
sudo mv namad* /usr/local/bin/
if [ ! -d "$HOME/.local/share/namada" ]; then
    mkdir -p "$HOME/.local/share/namada"

Check namada version:

namada --version

2.3 Initialize the chain configuration

namada client utils join-network --chain-id "shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14"

Check everything works fine (flag --node needs to be added after any transaction):

namadac epoch --node tcp://

Output should be like: "Last committed epoch: 150"

3. Adding wallets

VALIDATOR_ALIAS="L0vd" # Name of validator you want to stake to.

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Export variables:

echo "export WALLET_ALIAS="$WALLET_ALIAS"" >> $HOME/.bash_profile
echo "export VALIDATOR_ALIAS="$VALIDATOR_ALIAS"" >> $HOME/.bash_profile
source $HOME/.bash_profile

3.1 Add new keypair (or restore)

namada wallet gen --alias $WALLET_ALIAS


namada wallet restore --alias $WALLET_ALIAS --hd-path default

3.2 Check keys and balance

namada wallet find --alias $WALLET_ALIAS
namada client balance --owner $WALLET_ALIAS --node tcp://

Task: Delegating stake

3.1 Stake (bond) validator

namadac bond --source $WALLET_ALIAS --validator $VALIDATOR_ALIAS --amount 1000 --node tcp://

3.2 Check bond status

Wait > 2 epochs and then check bond status.

namada client bonds --owner $WALLET_ALIAS --node tcp://

Task: Withdrawing rewards

3.3 Withdraw rewards

namada client claim-rewards --validator $VALIDATOR_ALIAS --node tcp://

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