Cardano Shelley: How to delegate from the YOROI wallet
You can use the lightweight YOROI wallet for the delegation of ADA coins to a pool. It is only possible from the Shelley wallet. Many people probably have coins in the old Byron wallet. In the first section of the article, we will show you how you can transfer ADA coins from the Byron wallet to the Shelley wallet. In the second part, we will show you how you can delegate ADA coins to a pool.
In the Byron and Shelley eras, different format of addresses is used. In the Byron are, users can create only Byron wallets. Now, in the Shelley era, users should use only Shelley wallets and transfer funds to them.
The part dedicated to the transfer of funds is relevant only for older users that stored ADA in the wallet in the Byron era. Newcomers can just create a new Shelley wallet and start to delegate coins to a pool.
Transferring funds from the Byron wallet to the Shelley wallet
I have seen the warning related to the upgrade of the YOROI wallet in my current version of the YOROI wallet.
I use the Chrome browser. It was necessary to remove the current extension and add the YOROI wallet extension again. Install the latest available version. The current version is 3.1.1.
Restore your wallet via using the old Byron recovery passphrase. Click to the Restore wallet button.
Continue with dialogs. You will get to the point where you can choose between the Byron era and the Shelley era. Choose Byron-era since you want to restore your old Byron wallet.
Provide the wallet recovery passphrase and restore the Byron wallet. It should take a short time and you will see the recovered wallet with funds.
Create a new Shelley wallet by clicking to the Add new wallet button. You will need to provide a new spending password. Carefully write down the new wallet recovery passphrase.