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To newcomers to this space a few informational links

Our friends over at ADA Frog made two nice videoes on how to Maximize your rewards as a delegator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fe1GFrdh8U and what you should known before delegating to a pool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so06PULVdtI

Cardano.org has a lot of great information on how to get started with stake delegation: https://www.cardano.org/stake-pool-delegation/

Digitial fortress has also a good guide on how to in practice do staking and also some good recommendations for staking pools as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQtuopB9QK0

Also to get a feeling for what Cardano is all about I think my own compilation of a few of Charles Hoskinsons words during the last year sums it up pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75YS1hEpZNY

For my own pool you can see the hardware I am running here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj117hg3HUI
And an intro of some of my work here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGaSI0XgQo
Finally here is a small presentation of me as a stake pool operator:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Sl75AWCEUJxesNlfEchQXzSul7o6K2G9DVCAB9VP4sY

If you want to consider delegating to ANP and also want to reach out to me I have a telegram channel as well.
https://t.me/adanorthpool (requires Telegram)

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ADA North Pool to help focus on the whole Cardano ecosystem starting with Ergo

Cardano is not just Cardano. It is an ecosystem of not only users but of cryptocurrencies utilizing its platform and really this is the 3.0 version of cryptocurrencies where they collaborate and together find use cases. In that regard I want to as an SPO of Cardano to highlight some of the very interesting collaborations going on and currently in particular with Ergo. In that regard I have so far written a small article on Ergo: https://adanorthpool.medium.com/ergo-use-cases-confirming-the-existance-as-a-long-term-viable-coin-3b4606a0d05a and also posted a small video clip on how to set up a windows based mining node for Ergo, as well as how to set up a node. More will follow soon 🙂

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Anp time synchronization troubles

Yesterday I discovered I had troubles with my main relay computer that used timesynchronization from Google as a single source of such synchronization. This caused blocks to be produced in the future and my relay failed to propegate blocks correctly. My main server computer used another undisclosed time server but given all blocks are routed through my main relay and another undisclosed relay I cannot rule out this to be the cause of 0 blocks this epoch so far. All relays and servers are 1.24.2 and all files have correct permissions (400) and all are synched correctly now. I appologize to my delegators for not discovering this problem sooner. My only excuse is it only became public knowledge yesterday google had troubles. For the future I will use multiple time synching servers across the globe to avoid this pitfall.

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ANP buys equipment for streaming/youtube

While ADA North pool has been active in the community from december 2017 the truth is at times ANP has been more active and at times I have been less simply due to time scedule concerns. However I (Eystein Hansen) hope to be an active voice in the community also going forward. In that respect finally some of the streaming equipment I ordered have arrived. While it took quite a while for the equipment to arrive I fully understand with the covid19 situation in the world that shipping is slower. Hopefully soon we will all return to more normal days of our lives. Anyways without further ado here are some pictures of the arriving equipment and I hope to get active again soon :

It is not a Yeti Blucast but it will do…
Microphone arm “pro” version hah! I think any microphone arm that does not give in to the weight of the microphone and does not contribute noise when moving is OK in my book.
A bit fluff but I think it is nice to have a stand for your headset when you are not using it. This is a cheap amazon bought one and I know there are more “fancy” ones out there but it will do forme.
Pop filter is actually a solid equipment to buy and will really help with audio quality for a cheap price.
Shock mount nest I am not sold on yet but decided why not since it came as part of a package. Maybe some of the more audiophile readers out there can tell me if this is a good piece of equipment or not.
This one has got a lot of good reviews for great value for the buck – its not a audiophile type of DAC but it gives great sound quality compared with the price you are paying for the equipment.
This is actually the piece i am most exited about. I originally went with a 4k cam link from Elgato but it was simply sold out everywhere and shipping took forever so I changed the order when this baby came on a black friday offer. 4K HDR yes please. Plan is to connect my sony A7 to this.
This is a very popular piece among youtubers and for good reason. You know you get solid and tried and true quality. Yes there are other better brands and probably if I researched this topic more I could find something better value but overall you know what you are getting with an M50X.

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ANP REDUCING COSTS AND PLEDGE

Due to many reasons ADA North Pool will reduce its pledge to 50K and will also reduce costs by removing redundant relays that are costing us as much as we are getting in rewards. By doing these drastic moves I hope to continue supporting the Cardano network with ADA North Pool for a long time coming and the reduced cost will now mean I only have electricty bills, 1 hetzner server, 2x internets at home, web server in cloud and maintainance of 4 computers to take care of. I am also likely to put my energy into coding and look into contributing to the growth of the network through this way hopefully. I still believe having a solid hardware foundation is the way to go for more advanced pool operators and would pave the way for more interesting network operations and code in the future so I am not abandoning the bare metal home server approach anytime soon.

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ADA NORTH POOL CLOSES DOWN ANPNL POOL TO BECOME SINGLE POOL OPERATOR

In support of the Cardano single Pool Alliance I have decided that ADA North Pool will go back to its roots and become a single pool operator like it was during the ITN. Next epoch ANPNL will be closed down and it will start a new chapter with a refocused effort on ANP. I will also soon streamline services more and reduce costs that are not needed but not at the expensive of performance. This will ensure better long term operations. ANP will remain a supporter of KIVA cardano team and [email protected] cardano community effort.

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ANP WEB small disruption of service

The webserver had a small interuption of service. This was due to an SSL certification change of provider not going as smoothly as planned. The problem has been fixed. The pool servers where never interupted in operation (another server and even if same server not dependant on SSL) so no blocks have been lost 🙂

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ANP Cardano Virtual Summit presentation

IOHK published my presentation from the Cardano Virtual Summit and you can find it here https://youtu.be/t_atG6fHW7Q

I think it gives an OK overview of governance and some issues ahead we should tackle in a better way.

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ANP not to disclose future HW going forward.

I made a concious decicion when I decided to disclose my HW for marketing reasons and with pro/con of this, and also since we all are likely to run recent Intel/AMD it is easy to guess anyhow. But going forward new HW from ANP will not be disclosed for security reasons.

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The security contest of August has now ended

So the security contest of August has now ended. One outer relay / webserver had a weaknesses that allowed hackers to learn information and a user was rewarded 500 ADA for this discovery. No user reported either files of the two core servers.

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ANP makes first block on mainnet during the first epoch where community pools can make blocks

In an emotional moment for me as I have been waiting quite long for the pool to produce the block yesterday ADA North Pool finally made a block. This means delegtors will recieve full rewards in epoch 210 as in the first epoch your performance will be 100% if you produce any blocks.

Pooltool verification of first block from https://pooltool.io/pool/0000fc522cea692e3e714b392d90cec75e4b87542c5f9638bf9a363a/awards