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ANP changes webserver

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, and some are none public and will not be disclosed location/address.

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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 participated in The Cardano Effect episode 100

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:

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History in the making – the dawn of Shelley

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:

Allready 1.1K views.

All in all a good days work.

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ADA North Pool adds new monitor grafana dashboard

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:

Statistics are currently from main net candidate 1.16.x

Image of some of the dashboard
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ADA North Pool adds new hardware intro video

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:

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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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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 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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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.