How can I delegate to a stake pool?

As previously mentioned, everyone should stake their ADA. There is no risk when staking as the coins never leave your wallet, and the tokens can be freely moved. There is no difference to not staking except that you will earn rewards when the stake pool your ADA is delegated to process a block.

After staking ADA with a stake pool, it takes at least two epochs (10 days) to be able to receive rewards, in case the stake pool produces blocks during that period.

Consider supporting Pale Blue Dot pool.

Pale Blue Dot [PBD] is a small pool with a single, dedicated operator. The pool margin of 1% is entirely dedicated to donations, as described on the website front page. As it takes time, experience and money to successfully operate a stake pool, I’ll really appreciate if you decide to support this stake pool and its mission by staking with us :) Search for Pale Blue Dot with ticker “PBD”. Cheers :)

Yoroi Desktop / How to delegate to a stake pool

Click on “Delegation List”

Find a stake pool you want to delegate your ADA to and click “Delegate”.

Yoroi Mobile / / How to delegate to a stake pool

Tap on “Delegate”

Find a stake pool you want to delegate your ADA to and click “Delegate”.

Daedalus / / How to delegate to a stake pool

Click on Delegation Center, find your wallet and click Delegate.

On the next screen find the pool you want to delegate to:

…and confirm the delegation.

Note

Stake pool delegators earn rewards once the stake pool produces blocks in a certain epoch. An epoch in the Cardano network lasts 5 days. The rewards are distributed automatically by the protocol two epochs after the block was produced.