Together, as holders of ADA, we have the opportunity to participate in the operation of a 3rd gen proof-of-stake blockchain platform that offers unparalleled scalability, interoperability, and sustainability. We will build on a foundation of peer-reviewed research and the principled objectives of the Cardano founders to bring to the world incredible innovation and opportunity.
This is the minimum allowed fixed fee in ADA, and is subtracted from the rewards pool prior to distribution to delegators. This fee helps pay for operational costs of the stake pool.
This represents the financial commitment (in ADA) of stake pool owners to the ADAR enterprise. Pools with higher pledge have an improved likelihood of earning rewards. Having 'skin in the game' incentivizes stake pool operators to perform.
This is the percent of rewards distributed to stake pool operators and owners, and represents a fair compensation for the amount of energy, time, and expertise required to operate and market a stake pool.
We will leverage our professional knowledge of network security, authentication mechanisms, linux server administration, and key management processes to deliver a stake pool platform that you can trust.
Our passion for Cardano lies in the transformative value it will bring to communities underserved by today's centralized financial infrastructure. An expression of that passion is our partnership with KIVA. At least 10% of pool owner rewards will fund loans to the unbanked through KIVA.
We equip our nodes with sufficient processing power, memory, and network bandwidth to reliably produce blocks when given the opportunity. Our systems are hosted with a world class cloud infrastructure provider which gives us scale, 24/7 monitoring, backups, and redundancy.
In my professional life, I manage infrastructure (in-house physical as well as cloud) which includes linux servers, deployed software, databases, and specialized crypto domain hardware. I can see clearly the enormous opportunity and transformative possibilities inherent in the Cardano platform. Running a stake pool is an opportunity to leverage my professional domain skillsets and endeavor to promote the promise of Cardano.