Cardano is a public blockchain platform that aims to run smart contracts. It is open source and decentralized, with consensus achieved using proof of stake. It can facilitate peer-to-peer transactions with its internal cryptocurrency Ada.
Right after the installation, the wallet will download blockchain and will by syncing for a while. Let the wallet do it. It should take not more than an hour if you have a standard network connection and a modern computer.
If you a wallet already, on the left of your Daedalus wallet, click the network icon. This takes you into the delegation center.
Select the wallet
Once you are in the delegation center, you will see a list of your wallets. Select the wallet which holds the ada you wish to delegate to a our stake pool.
Now, a lightbox will appear which lists the steps required to delegate your ada. Click continue, where you will be prompted to choose a wallet;
Choose Crypto Catalyst Pool
Select your wallet, and click continue, and type the ticker of our Crypto Catalyst Pool CCYT
Once you have chosen a our pool, you will need to enter your spending password and pay a small fee in ada to delegate to it. Do not worry, the stake pool operator does not have control over your funds, and you always keep your ada.
Once it is successful, you will receive a message congratulating you on delegating your stake. You will have to wait for two epochs for your staking preferences to update on the Cardano blockchain.