In an effort to optimize our server structure we have moved the web server and in the process doubled its capacity (cpu/ram/diskspace) while roughly halving the costs. We have also added more relays some are public and can be seen for example on adapools.com, and some are none public and will not be disclosed location/address.
During the hard fork party that was later termed “the fork of July” I participated in The Cardano Effect episode 100 representing ANP. Link to episode 100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tEbLDCDHSk
Yesterday was a very busy day for me at ADA North Pool. We created the staking pool ANP on the main net at 20:45 Eastern Time the 29th July or the “fork of July” as some of the SPOs have started calling it. I was also on the 100th episode of The Cardano Effect where I said little sensible things and cheered with my Cognac. I was quite tired at that point with 2 weeks of hard work and driving home to operation center. We registered ANPNL on the 29th but had some problems and some users reported not seeing the pool so we resigned it (sceduled for resignation in epoch 209 one epoch from the current 208 epoch). A new pool was registered today the 30th and this is the one you should delegate to. I hope this has caused little trouble for delegaters, but it was better to do it now early than later. Also I made a small video to the community about the dawn of Shelley:
All in all a good days work.
As promiced when I took down the old dashboard / grafana service I would soon make a new one. I have now a beta version that can be found at the website under menu link “monitor” or through direct link: https://adanorthpool.com/monitor/d/NQQGUr7Gz/monitoring-ada-north-pool?orgId=2
Statistics are currently from main net candidate 1.16.x
In preperation for main met Shelley staking pool operations ADA North Pool is making new introduction videoes that will be used as a way for new delegators to the staking pool to get to know me as a pool operator. This video here is about the hardware and will showcase the servers in the home location while also briefly looking at the hybrid model with rented servers in Germany through Hertzner and with Google through its compute engine.
Without furhter ado here is the link:
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
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 folding@home) 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.
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.
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.
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.