Catalyst Voting Guide (CRDNS pool)
4 min readFeb 26, 2021

In the Cardano ecosystem, you can participate in voting and thus actively influence the future of the project. Let’s have a look at it. We will show you how to do it via the Yoroi wallet.


To be able to vote, you need to have a certain amount of ADA coins in your wallet. The balance will decide your voting power. To be able to vote, you need to let it know to the Cardano network. It is achieved by the creation of a voting certificate. The certificate can be created in Yoroi or Daedalus wallet and it is sent to the blockchain. Part of the process is the generation of a PIN code and a QR code. You will need to store this information and use them for linking the voting certificate with the voting application. We will show you how you can link the voting certificate from the Yoroi wallet with the Catalyst Voting application.

Required fund for voting

To participate in voting, you need at least 2950 ADA coins. Ensure you have a sufficient amount. If not, you will see the following information in the Voting section.

If you have stored ADA coins somewhere else then you have to send them to the Yoroi wallet. Once you have a sufficient amount of ADA coins in the Yoroi wallet you can continue with registration.

Registration for voting in the Yoroi wallet

In the Voting section in the Yoroi wallet, click on the Register button (the picture above). You will be instructed to safely store the PIN.

In the next step, confirm the PIN. If you reopen the screen a new PIN will be created.

In the next step, provide the spending password for the wallet.

In the next step, confirm the transaction. By that, a voting certificate will be stored in the blockchain.

In the last step, you will see a QR code. You are instructed by the wallet to safely store the QR code. It is used for linking the voting certificate with the Catalyst voting application.

When you have stored the QR code you can press the button CONFIRM THAT I SAVED THE QR CODE. Notice that you will not be able to access the QR code again once you close the window.

You can let the QR code on the screen. In the next step, we are going to install the Catalyst Voting application and link it with the voting certificate.

Voting via a mobile application

Now, you have the voting certificate that you have created in the previous step. You need to link it with the Catalyst Voting application.

Go to App Store or Google Play, find the Catalyst Voting application and install it.

Open the application and complete the registration by tapping on the orange button.

You need to scan the QR code that has been generated by the Yoroi wallet and you have stored it. Tap on the button and scan the QR code.

You will also need to provide the PIN code.


You are done. Your voting power will be decided by the ADA balance that you have in the wallet at the time of the snapshot.


The registration procedure is very simple and straightforward. You would probably be able to do it without our guide. Ensure that you have ADA coins in the wallet at the time of the snapshot. If you have stored ADA coins in a different place, you can send ADA coins to the Yoroi wallet before the snapshot. After the snapshot, you can send coins back to the original place if you wish so.

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