1. Go to our git repository for setting up a validator node on your server: https://github.com/bloxberg-org/bloxbergValidatorSetup. Follow the instructions in the README, and send your public address (starting with 0x...) and the enode address provided in the startup logs when you run your node for the first time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also ensure that port 30303 on UDP/TCP inbound and outbound are open on your server that hosts the node.
2. A member of the bloxberg consortium will add you to the network to begin validating blocks along with governance privileges. Once this is done, they will inform you of the updates.
3. After step 2 is complete, follow the steps in the attached document of this article for extracting your UTC file from your server in order to vote on ballots and governance.
4. Once your validator address is integrated with a Web3-enabled wallet, please go to https://validators.bloxberg.org. In order to update your metadata for your address, you need to login to the bloxberg network on metamask:
RPC URL - https://core.bloxberg.org
ChainID - 8995
Once configured, select Set Metadata at the top. Fill in your information and select the Set Metadata button, which will request a signature from your metamask. Once confirmed, you should see your information reflected in the validator dapp and in the blockexplorer.
5. Confirm that you are confirming blocks to the bloxberg blockchain. This can be seen on https://blockexplorer.bloxberg.org in the blocks section. If you see an error, please inform the bloxberg consortium and provide them the bloxberg.log output file from your server to troubleshoot further.