This forum posts explains how we will make the switch from genesis delegates to community delegates securing the Lisk network.
1. Releasing Lisk v0.5.0 internally (DONE)
Oliver will prepare the Lisk v0.5.0 binaries and Isabella will install them on the current 101 genesis delegates, seed nodes, login, and explorer nodes.
2. Releasing Lisk v0.5.0 to the public (DONE)
Once all genesis delegates are updated to the latest version and the network behaves normally, we will release Lisk v0.5.0 to the public so that node operators can update to the latest version.
3. Switching votes step-by-step
We will stay in contact with all community delegate candidates and confirm that their node is configured and synced. After we confirm the nodes are in good working order, we will remove a vote from a genesis delegate and vote for the respective community delegate. This will be done in batches of 3-5.
4. Repeat of step 3
Step 3 will be repeated until we have 101 community delegates in the top. After the community has control of the network, we will step back and let the community vote for each other to determine who shall become an active delegate.
Important: If your node is configured and synced please post your delegate name, a link to your delegate proposal and a link to your delegate on the blockchain explorer in this thread! We will vote for you as soon as possible.