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ANP Northern Lights logos

After revision of our logos we currently have the following available logos for video/websites and such.

ANP Northern lights logos:

ADA North Pool logos

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ANP Migrates web server to google cloud VM for redundancy

In order to increase redundancy of our services we have migrated our webserver to a dedicated google cloud vm while also keeping local home server copies. This will allow the home server to be even more dedicated to the pool operations. ANP will make regular backup copies of the website to make sure we can post the website anywhere else in case the google vm where to fail.

This also means we are next going to rewamp grafana data services so for the time being they will be none working until a new rewamped service will be revealed later.

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ANP adds Google VM relays in Australia, Japan and USA

LiveView of the 3 relays in the 3 different continents we are now also covering on top of our Norwegian home servers and German remote dedicated servers.

ADA North Pool and ANP Northern Lights take network infrastructure as serious as we can and we try to evolve whenever we get a chance to do so. In this case we now are using the IOHK nix docker images that we deploy through a docker swarm across the world. We now have 5 public relays in Norway across two different computers with seperate fiber connections and 2 internal private relays handling incomming request to our cores. This on top of 1 ITN pool and 1 ITN relay. We have redundancy through using a mikrotik router (can handle 5 million 64kb packets per second of routing) for a 2nd internal LAN network across the home computers so even if one of the internet is down we can still reach globaly through the other. On top of this we have 2 servers in Germany handling 4 relays (and 2 ITN relays). Finally we have now expanded outside europe with a single google cloud vm (1cpu 4gb) individually in each with premium network infrastructure tier in USA (US WEST) and Japan (Tokyo) while a regular network infrastructure tier in Australia (Sydney) as well. We hope this will mean we can contribute even more to the overall network health of Cardano while also benefitting our own two core pools in our homeservers in Norway ANP and ANPNL.

Full list of relays:
norway1-relay5.adanorthpool.com
norway1-relay4.adanorthpool.com
norway2-relay3.adanorthpool.com
norway2-relay2.adanorthpool.com
norway2-relay1.adanorthpool.com
germany1-relay1.adanorthpool.com
germany1-relay2.adanorthpool.com
germany2-relay1.adanorthpool.com
germany2-relay2.adanorthpool.com
uswest1-relay1.adanorthpool.com
japan1-relay1.adanorthpool.com
australia1-relay1.adanorthpool.com
On top of this we have:
3 ITN relays and 1 ITN pool.
2 Private relays in Norway.
2 pools in Norway.

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ANP PREPAIRS SECOND POOL – ANP NORTHERN LIGHTS FOR MAIN NET

After considerations and something I have deliberated for the last 3 months I have decided ANP is going to have a 2nd staking pool called ANP Northern Lights. While we are supporters of decentralization and certainly we will not be going massive amount of 1%pools on you guys like 1percent did during the ITN, for competitive reasons we believe a model with 2 pools allow us a lot more flexibility in what cost structure we can offer our delegators. One main reason is we are not in this for charity in itself (but certainly will support charitable efforts if we can afford it like we have done so far with Kiva lending and [email protected]) and we are trying to be profitable to such a degree we can continue do do supportive causes like patroning pooltool.io and developing the ecosystem further with our own projects in the future. If you think this is terrible you are free to delegate to others. If on other hand you can see the value I am trying to contribute to the ecosystem like for example my latest presentation during the Cardano Virtual summit we hope you will consider delegating to us or remaing a delegator with us if you have so during the ITN.

Main logo for ANP Northern Lights
2nd logo for ANP Northern Lights (Possibly subject to revision)
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ADA North Pool presenting in Cardano virtual summit 2020

ADA North Pool will be presenting at the Cardano virtual summit 2 July 22:30 UTC. The title of the presentation is going to be ‘Let’s do better’ and I will discuss collaborative mechanisms in the Cardano ecosystem such as for example voting.

Short introduction to the virtual summit presentation I will have.
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ANP MAKES NEW INTRODUCTION VIDEO IN PREPERATION OF SHELLEY MAIN NET

ADA North Pool Introduction video showcasing some reasons why you should consider staking with ADA North Pool and why Cardano Pool Operators are not your average pool operators.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGaSI0XgQo

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ANP with 3nd walkthrough video

In this video I share with the viewer some of the experiences I have had with my time in the Friends and Family testnet. This time we go through the relationship between keys, addresses and certificates and then look briefly at exercise 5 and 6.

Here is the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPW1aosPjhA
Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgI9xDjZokACviiFt2PTNKo4773VczYCW

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ANP with 2nd walkthrough video

In this video I share with the viewer some of the experiences I have had with my time in the Friends and Family testnet period for cardano-node and walk the viewer through making a node certificate, creating staking keys and as bonus contents we look more into docker swarm, pro’s and con’s of docker containers for cardano-node and community scripts.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhx6IQRrbBA

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ADA North Pool will mentor two scandinavian pool operators for the family and friends testnet

ADA North Pool is quite honored to invite two Scanadinavian pool operators that have been around for the ITN and that have the technical skills and hardware to get going into the family and friends testnet full speed ahead. It was not an easy decicion to make and actually weighted quite heavily on me. But I think for the long run the best I can do is .. do what I do best and know best. I want to encourage my own region and that we have adoption here for Cardano so I decided that me as a Norwegian pool operator should try to encourage scandianvian adoption. That definitively does not mean I would not help other pool operators far from it – I simply also want to see Cardano thrive in my own backyard here in Scandinavia.

So without further ado we decided to go with AHL and JAWS1. You can find them on twitter as well: https://twitter.com/JawsAda https://twitter.com/olaahlman

Welcome aboard lads and lets show them that viking spirit !

PS: We are also encouraging a Cardano Scandinavian Pool Operators collaboration (CSPO) so might hear more from this space going forward 🙂

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ANP walkalong video for ff testing

In this video I share with the viewer some of the experiences I have had with my time in the Friends and Family testnet period for cardano-node and walk the viewer through building a node, configuring it, making transactions and finally also looking at docker images as a method of deployment for cardano-node.

Here is the link https://youtu.be/2N8pJW6v85Q