Create a scheduled transfer in the Desktop Wallet

Send CCD with a schedule

This guide describes how you create a multi-signature transfer with a schedule. For information about multi-signature transfer without a schedule, see Create a multi-signature CCD transfer in the Desktop Wallet.

Prerequisites

A multi-signature transfer of CCD is a transaction that requires two or more co-signers to sign with their private keys to authorize the transaction.

To plan a multi-signature transfer ahead of time and to split the transfer into multiple releases, you can create a release schedule. Using a schedule, you specify the total amount of CCD to transfer and then the specific dates and times for each CCD release. In other words, you create one transfer with multiple releases.

How a scheduled transfer works

When you submit the transaction to the chain, the following happens:

  • The total amount of CCD is transferred from the sender account to the recipient account. This is one transaction with a single transaction hash.

  • The amount becomes part of the recipient’s account total but not of the recipient’s disposable amount.

  • Whenever a release takes place, the released amount becomes part of the recipient’s disposable amount.

  • In the list of transfers on the sender account and on the recipient account, the transfer is identified in parenthesis by (With schedule). You can also view the schedule on the account when you go to Change view and then Inspect release schedule. For more information, see Overview of accounts.

Release schedule types

You can create two types of release schedules: a regular interval schedule and an explicit schedule.

  • Use a regular interval schedule to release an equal amount of CCD to a recipient at regular intervals.

  • Use an explicit schedule if you want the intervals between releases to be of different lengths, or if you want to be able to release different amounts of CCD to the recipient at each interval.

Make a transfer proposal

  1. Go to Multi Signature Transactions, and then select Make new proposal. All available transactions are listed in the right pane.

  2. Select Send CCD with a schedule.

  3. All multi-signature accounts are displayed. Select the relevant sender account from the list of available accounts, and then select Continue. If only one account is available, this account will be selected automatically. You’ll be able to change the expiry time later in this process. Use the scrollbar if you can’t see all the information. Select Continue.

  4. In Amount, enter the amount of CCD you want to transfer. If the amount you want to transfer including the transfer fee exceeds the amount in your account, you’ll see a message saying Insufficient funds. This means that there’s not enough CCD in the account and you’ll have to change the amount. (The amount must also be greater than zero.) In the Transaction details under Amount, you can see the estimated fee.

  5. Optionally, in You can enter a memo here, enter a Memo if you want to send a message to the recipient along with the transfer. Note that there’s a fee associated with sending a memo and the fee depends on the size of the memo in bytes.

    Warning

    Transaction memos are public, permanent and visible to everyone on the blockchain. Therefore, carefully review all information before you submit the memo to the blockchain.

  6. Select Continue.

  7. Select the relevant recipient from the list. If there are many recipients in the list, you can use search to find the right recipient. Select Continue. You can now set up a release schedule.

  8. Set the Transaction expiry time. Select Continue.

Note

You must submit proposals to the chain within the last 2 hours up to the expiry date, so take this into consideration, when you set the expiry time. It’s important that you leave enough time for the co-signers to return their signatures in time.

Add a release schedule

You can now create a release schedule and specify when you want the transfer to take place. You can choose between a regular interval schedule and an explicit schedule.

Option 1: Create a regular interval schedule

  1. Select Regular interval in Schedule type.

  2. Select the frequency with which you want the transfers to be released in Release every.

  3. Specify how many intervals you want to split the transfer into in Split transfer in.

Note

The maximum number of releases is 255.

  1. Specify the date and time you want the first transfer to take place in Starting.

  2. When the schedule is complete, select Continue.

  3. Set the Transaction expiry time and then select Continue. You can see the release schedule under Transaction Details, and you can generate the transaction.

You must submit proposals to the chain within the last 2 hours up to the expiry date, so take this into consideration, when you set the expiry time. It’s important that you leave enough time for the co-signers to return their signatures in time.

Option 2: Create an explicit schedule

  1. Select Explicit schedule. For each release you want in the schedule, you have to specify the amount and the release time.

  2. Select Add release to schedule in Releases.

  3. Enter the amount you want to transfer in this release in Amount.

  4. Specify the date and time you want the transfer to take place in Release time.

  5. Select Add.

  6. Select the plus icon and repeat the previous steps for each release you want to add to the schedule. The scheduled releases are listed in chronological order in the Desktop Wallet. You can’t edit the individual releases, but you can delete a release by selecting the Trash bin next to it.

  7. When the schedule is complete, select Continue.

  8. Set the Transaction expiry time and then select Continue. You can see the release schedule under Transaction Details, and you can generate the transaction.

Generate the transaction

There are two ways that you can generate the transaction:

In combination, these two options enable organizations to distribute the responsibility of creating and signing transfers among more people. It makes it possible to have one employee create the proposals and another one sign the proposals.

Generate the transaction proposal without signing

  1. Verify that the Transaction details are as you are as you intended, and then select I am sure that the proposed changes are correct.

  2. Select Generate without signing. You can now export the transaction proposal.

Generate and sign the transaction proposal on the Ledger

  1. Connect the Ledger to the computer if you haven’t done so already. There’s a message saying Waiting for device. Please connect your Ledger.

  2. Enter your PIN code on the Ledger. Press the buttons above the up and down arrows to choose a digit, and then press both buttons to select the digit. Press the right button to navigate to the Concordium app, and then press both buttons to open the app. The Ledger says Concordium is ready. Wait for the message in the Desktop Wallet saying Ledger Nano S is ready.

  3. In the Desktop Wallet, verify that the Transaction details are as you intended, and then select I am sure that the proposed changes are correct. If you’re not on the proposal page, go to Multi Signature Transactions -> Your proposed transactions, and then select the proposal you want to sign.

  4. Select Generate and sign.

  5. The Ledger says Review Transaction. Navigate to the right, till you see Sender and then an address. This is the address of the account you’re transferring CCD from.

  6. Continue navigating to the right. When you see Continue with transaction press both buttons.

  7. The Ledger says Release time. Navigate to the right. The Ledger says Amount. Navigate to the right. The Ledger says Continue with transaction. Press both buttons to confirm. Continue with these steps for each release in the schedule.

  8. When you’ve navigated through and verified the information for each release, the Ledger says Sign transaction. Press both buttons.

  9. The Ledger says Concordium is ready. In the Desktop Wallet, you can now see the details of the transaction proposal including how many signatures that are required before you can submit the transaction to the chain.

Export a transaction proposal

To propose a transaction to other co-signers, you have to share a file with them of the type JSON, which contains the transaction information.

  1. In the Desktop Wallet, select Export transaction proposal.

  2. Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save the file. In Save as type make sure that All Files is selected. Give the file a name and the extension .json, and then click Save.

  3. Send a copy of the file through a secure channel to the co-signers that must sign the transaction. We recommend that you send a copy of the identicon through a secure channel that is different from the one used to send the file.

Receive signatures from co-signers

When the co-signers have signed the transaction, they return the signed transaction proposal to you, and you have to import the files into the Desktop Wallet before you can submit the transaction to the blockchain.

  1. If you’re still on the proposal page, go to step 3. If you left the proposal page, go to Multi-signature Transactions, and then select Your proposed transactions.

  2. Select the transaction that you want to submit to the chain. You can see an overview of the transaction details and an overview of the signatures. You can also see that the status of the transaction is Unsubmitted, and you can see the identicon, and the transaction hash.

  3. Select Browse to file and then navigate to the location on your computer where you saved the signed transaction file. Select the relevant file, and then select OK. The file is uploaded to the Desktop Wallet and added to the list of signatures. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the signature files from their location on the computer and on to the Desktop Wallet.

Submit the transaction to the blockchain

When you have received and added all the required signatures, you can submit the transaction to the blockchain.

  1. Review the transaction details carefully to ensure that all information is correct.

  2. Select I understand this is the final submission, and that it cannot be reverted.

    • If you don’t want to submit the transaction to the chain, you can select Cancel proposal. You’re asked to verify that you want to close the proposal. The proposal is still visible in the list of proposals, but it’s no longer active.

  3. Select Submit transaction to chain. The transaction is submitted to the chain. After a short while, the transaction is finalized on the chain and its status changes to Finalized.

  4. Select Finish to leave the page.

Warning

Transactions on the blockchain are permanent. That is, they are irreversible and can’t be deleted. Therefore, carefully review all information before you submit the transaction to the blockchain.

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