History of ADA North Pool video
My experience with the Cardano ecosystem started back in December 2017 and my first post on the official Cardano forums in January of 2018. At the time with my background in Psychology and Law I participated in discussions on goverance and on topics of decentralization.
I wanted to participate in Proof of Stake for Cardano because I believe in decentralisation and especially that we need to have all kinds of hardware and geographical locations for Cardano to be truly decentralised. At the time some of my work where on an idea for decentralised remittance through family members to avoid banking requirements, as well as discussing how to encode law in a decentralised domain.
I had the first real test of governance as part of the Guardians of Cardano where I was a signer of the Open Letter II. Without naming any namesI had the first real test of governance as part of the Guardians of Cardano where I was a signer of the Open Letter II. Without naming any names many went on to do great things in the Cardano ecosystem. I also attended Cardano Effect episodes 64 and 58 in this period. I joined the Cardano guild operators and participated in data collection efforts in testnets on the incentivized testnet as well as friends and family testnets. I also mentored ADA Jaws as well as Ola Ahlman of AHLNET in this time period. The latter went on to become on of the greats in the ecosystem such as being part of the development team for Eternl wallet.
The year started with charity events through Kiva where I was part of the Cardano Kiva lending team. I created the telegram group of ADA North Pool in February. In March I was part of the group of staking pools that formed ISPPA or the Inter Stake Pool Peering Agreement. In March I used data resources I had together with the Cardano community for [email protected] covid19 research. I also was a patreon of Pooltool.io that went on to become a staple in the Cardano ecosystem. I attended two more episodes of the Cardano Effect as well episode 68 and 100. I made a few tutorial videoes on the F&F testnet in this time period as well as a video on why ANP was not your average pool operator.
In this time period ANP scaled up its hardware a lot and made a video on the new hardware for the servers. A historic moment was making the first block on the mainnet for the pool during the first epoch pools could do such in epoch 211, ADA North Pool was probably the northern most pool making a block for the first time on mainnet in the history of Cardano.
ANP also held a security contest and gave away 500 ADA to a user for his white hat efforts. The highlight of 2020 was attending the Cardano Summit where I presented on how to do better as a community and ecosystem and on governance issues in “Let’s do better – collaborative mechanisms in the ecosystem“. Finally we also deciced to close down our second pool and became a single pool operator and joining CSPA (Cardano Single Pool Alliance). I also became a Cardano Ambassador in this time period.
ANP also held a security contest and gave away 500 ADA to a user for his white hat efforts. The highlight of 2020 was attending the Cardano Summit where I presented on how to do better as a community and ecosystem and on governance issues in “Let’s do better – collaborative mechanisms in the ecosystem“. Finally we also decided to close down our second pool and became a single pool operator and joining CSPA (Cardano Single Pool Alliance). I also became a Cardano Ambassador in this time period (an later a maven Ambassador).
In 2021 we started the year by supporting Ergo a cryptocurrency with many ties to Cardano. In the summer Ada North Pool and its delegators donated 25000 NOK to charity from income of the pool to a topic dear to me personally as my son had attended the childrens hospital we donated founds to for toys for the autistic kids there. We also started supporting World Mobile A project where ANP aims to be an Earth node provider for. In this time period we also made a progress report on how far the pool had come in the 2020-2021 time period. In November 2021 the pool was aquired by NBX.com a Norwegian based cryptocurrency exchange and I joined as the head of staking operations at NBX. In December 2021 NBX and ANP announced a charity event where all income for the month would go to a Norwegian childrens hospital charity event. We also attended multiple Norwegian youtube streams discussing Cardano and the Cardano ecosystem during this time period. I started my work as a catalyst advisor for the treasury goverance of Cardano in this time period as well.
In 2022 I became a Plutus cohort learning the programming language for Cardano smart contracts. NBX also announced we had donated 33300 NOK to the children hospital charity event. In this time period I was active as an catalyst member both as an advisor and later as a veteran advisor. I attended the Atala Prism courses for decentralized digital identity solutions and finished this during the early months of 2022. Hardware wise I added a timeserver to the servers so to improve latency drastically. And the history so far ends with a valentines – on February 14th we announced that ANP and NBX loved the World Mobiel project and would give extra World Mobile Tokens as rewards for delegators of ANP.
Ticker for my staking pools are ANP and you can find more out about deligation to a staking pool here:
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