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Lesson 4

Key Evolving Signature

Learn what Key Evolving Signature (KES) is and why it is used in Cardano:



Pledge Mechanism

Learn how the pledge mechanism works in Cardano:



Generate Stake Pool Keys

Learn how to generate the Keys and operational certificate for the stake pool. To be able to follow the video better you can find the written tutorial how to generate stake pool keys in the stake pool operator handbook.



Topology files

Learn how to prepare your topology files so that the relay node talks to other relays in the network and to the core node and make it to connect only with the relay node. To be able to follow the video better you can find the written tutorial how to configure topology files in the stake pool operator handbook.



Register Stake Pool Metadata

Learn how to register your stake pool metadata. Things this will allow your pool to be discovered by wallets so that potential delegators can easily delegate their stake to your pool. To be able to follow the video better you can find the written tutorial how to register your stake pool metadata in the stake pool operator handbook.



Secure your Cryptographic Keys

Learn how to generate and store your cryptographic keys. If you plan to set up a stake pool on mainnet, it is a good idea having this mindset and process to generate and secure your cold keys and payment keys.



questions or suggestions?

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