How to import an existing delegate as witness in BitShares 2.0

Preparations in BitShares 0.9 network

We need to Extract the signing public and private key from BitShares 0.9.

Let’s obtain the <publickey>:

>>> get_account <delegatename>
Block Signing Key: <publickey>

Remark: Public keys in the BitShares network have the prefix BTS. Hence, in the case of the Graphene testnet you should replace BTS by GPH.

and the corresponding <wifkey>:

>>> wallet_dump_account_private_key <delegatename> signing_key