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ANP LAUNCHING PAPERKITTIES COLLECTABLE ON CARDANO APRIL 1.

Market research seems to suggest there is a large built up demand for collectables when people are locked up at home for long periods of time.

As promiced ADA North Pool will contribute to the ecosystem. We had not expected it would happen so fast that we would launch already 1. April but given that we recently compiled a sucessfull iron rust build of our beta software “paperkitties” we decided why not do a live test on the network – with a little bit of taganta menu and some patchwork we believe we wil have this launched in some form (maybe as in the image above). In any case April 1st. we will launch the beta as it is the perfect date and time for such a launch!

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ANP joins ISPPA

ISPPA – Inter Stake Pool Peering Agreement

In spirit with the Cardano incentivised testnet and experimenting on models of pool operation several pools have together formed an “Inter-Stake Pool Peering Agreement”

In total these pool operators have produced well over 42000 blocks all together and have proven over time to be reliable pool operators securing 24/7 operations of their pools. For comparison this is roughly the same size as all the blocks produced by the largest multi pool combined. On average the pool operators produce around 12% of the blocks in the network in any given epoch.

The main intention of this agreement is to test for and try to achieve an even better networking infrastructure and propagation of blocks than with each pool operator running on his own during the ITN. It involves connecting the pools and relay nodes as preferred meaning that these nodes will form a huge cluster located all over the world that will be constantly inter-connected and exchanging data. The preferred option technically adds a fourth layer of communication on top of the 3 communication layers of Cyclon, Rings and Vincity. It does not mean that the pool operators are going to exclude other pools from their information flow as we are firm believers in decentralization. It also does not mean the operators are running a common business but will stay independent entities.

Finally as this is an ITN we hope to collect data and see if this model of operation can give improvements to the already steadily improving network of Cardano nodes all around the world! We will welcome collaboration at a later point but for now want to keep a steady sample size to compare data.

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https://isppa.info/

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ADA North Pool joines Cardano community effort for research on Covid-19

In light of the recent post on the Cardano Forums ( https://forum.cardano.org/t/cardano-foundations-community-management-team-supports-folding-home-for-covid19-research/31523 ) ADA North Pool has decided to support this effort by dedicating the backup computer node to [email protected] to support the community effort to help research on Covid-19. We would like to thank the Cardano Foundation for encouraging such an effort.

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ADA North Pool Video introduction and update on server

So encouraged by Charles post on staking pool making videoes I created one today that you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ4dlmw_Dsg

Currently I just need to do some cable managment but as you can see we are running straight from ISP to pool.

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ANP 2ND DEDICATED FIBRE SCEDULED FOR INSTALL WEEK 11

I got word from the 2nd fiber provider (Homenet) that they are coming to install the fibre connection in week 11. That means we will have more redundancy for ANP with one fibre connection dedicated and connected straight to network card and the home fibre connection as a 2nd fibre connection. This should help with robustness for the server and is a stepping stone towards also full redundancy with either 5G or Starlink internet whatever is provided first. (likely 2021-2022).

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ANP ADS BLOCK0 FETCH SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

With Jormungandr 0.8.11 you can fetch the genesis block with http(s). Enabling this functionality will not only reduce load on the IOHK trusted peers, but also reduces your bootstrap times, all you need to do is add the fetch block0 service in your node_config.yaml or in node_config.json.

JSON configuration

{
  "log": [
    {
      "format": "plain",
      "level": "info",
      "output": "stderr"
    }
  ],
  "http_fetch_block0_service": [
    "https://adanorthpool.com/bootstrap"
  (you can add multiple addresses here as well)
  ],
...
                    

YAML configuration

---
log:
- format: plain
  level: info
  output: stderr
http_fetch_block0_service:
- https://adanorthpool.com/bootstrap/
(you can add multiple addresses here as well)
...
              
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ANP on Telegram

To keep it short ADA North Pool now also has a telegram group https://t.me/adanorthpool

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ANP produced block #1000 during epoch 45

It has been a great honor to be part of the ITN testnet for 45 days and during this time period by now having produced 1000 blocks is a symbolic milestone. The only way this was achieved was due to someone out there having faith in ANP and what we will accomplish for the ecosystem – to those I simply say I am honored by the trust and I work hard to make ANP contribute in meaningful ways. Thank you delegators!

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ANP & FUTURE – GOVERNANCE AND LEGAL DSL RESEARCH

One of my first ideas to form out of a domain specific language for obligation contracts with a controlled natural language (CNL) that makes it possible to translate correctly between languages.

So I wanted to write a bit about my background with a master degree in law and also in psychology. I think if I see a opportunity for contribution to the ecosystem in the fields of governance, legal research or also psychology I will try to contribute. It will surely be baby steps but I am going to focus time on writing smart contracts and thinking of easy to implement contracts with real life impact. I think a legal DSL is still years away but I do want to let the public know that there is already much research on the topic and quite old as such (see this thread for an example) and if I see a path towards building such a DSL I would want to take that journey.

My background from psychology was quite varied, from writing on gaming addiction (Everquest then World of Warcraft) before that was even a thing – to studying how teachers facilitated language acquisition in Concordia Language Villages. Same with my law studies that went from varied topics such as child rights law to energy law. I have also been a renewable energy advocate and I represented share holders in a power struggle with share dilution in the company Renewable Energy Corporation – and in that period wrote several analytical works on solar energy – for example this. I have been a stock investor for several years and you can find some of my articles on seeking alpha. So that is some short things about me that maybe could help delegators get to know me slightly better 🙂

I also want to take this opportunity to thank my delegators and if any of you want to get in touch with me feel free to write me an email. I currently expect that ANP also on the main net and setting up a company both for smart contracts, oracle services and as a staking pool and expanding on whatever direction is the most successful / achieving goals seems realistic.

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ANP orders second dedicated 1GB fiber connection

Since network capabilities are important for any healthy network service provider like what a staking pool in reality is, I have decided that one of the most important aspect I can improve the pool is in its network capabilities. So to further my already investing into network hardware I am also scaling up the connections to internet as well. A dedicated 1GB fiber connection will also make it easier for me to differentiate the costs of running the pool between my day to day fibre conneciton used at home. Having an extra fiber connection from another ISP provider also gives the pool redundancy. Hopefully this will in retrospect be a good move for the staking pools future.