we have now finished our work on the new infrastructure and are proud of the work done and the result! Since about a week our pool runs absolutely stable and even more secure on the new infrastructure and could already successfully produce new blocks.
Besides a 2nd relay in another region (Finland), the Block Producer Node is also located on the new server and additionally offers increased failover security through the Failover Node on the first server. (more information you can find in the screenshot)
With this extension we contribute significantly to the stability and decentralization of the Cardano network.
All these changes and therefore higher costs (~ 100€/ month) we took the risk that after the IOG sponsorship we will continue to find new delegators to support us.
Currently we are not on a good way: The IOG sponsorship will leave us in the next weeks, so we would end up with a live-stake of about 150K ADA. This result would be a pity and we hope to find new delegators in the near future!
now the time has come for my loyal delegators too! First and only qualified delegator was with a stake of 101.01K ADA (stake1uxe9yufl3tjshtlsn2kwhedd876my7um6fz23twsyqlrdhg9m4645 – addr1qx6cs3ppzwpmuarmrzxxzwh60ryq2nylyx33ayn69pcwchlndjylyx33ayn69pcwchlndjjdzqm4pcwchvz60qmw7qfwkaw6qm4w7qwkaw6qwkawz60qwkawkawz60qqw0wkawz).
In epoch 259 13-04-2021, 15:44 he/she qualified for a total of 10% more rewards and through our block in epoch 261 we now have a total of 17,869 ADA (357.92 pool rewards => 50% = 178.69 => 10%) paid off.
But that’s not all: As a little surprise and to celebrate our first block, all other delegators who are currently in the pool will also receive a chance to a total of 50 ADA in the form of a raffle:
1st place receives 25 ADA
2nd place receives 15 ADA
3rd place receives 10 ADA
I carried out the raffle today and recorded it as video evidence:
Detailed plan (not required) – Fill in here any additional details:
ada-data.eu is a data-driven Cardano focused service platform mainly for newbies, delegators, sympathizers, and stake pool operators. Motivation: As a small stake pool operator, I notice daily via social media / reddit and the Cardano forum how people new to Cardano are simply overwhelmed by all the technical terms and guides related to Cardano:
How do I create a Cardano wallet?
What is staking?
Which pool should I choose?
When do I get my rewards and how much are they?
What is … ???
Many stake pool operators and other helpful community members respond to all these questions very competently and courteously.
As a developer and administrator, I love to automate things. In addition, I have been dealing with data for a long time and both things go very well together: data-driven automation / decision-making!
The following services are currently being developed or are being planned:
NLP-driven stake pool selection:
Natural language processing driven selection of a pool will provide you with a guided process (multiple questions) to find the pool(s) that best fit(s) you based on your answers to these questions.
The selection becomes considerably simpler, more precise and personalized with each answered question.
Cardano Delegator Notification Service (CDNS) WebApp/API asks for tracking pool changes like saturation, retirement, fee changes, etc.
CDNS-API sends an email to the delegators, when one of the attributes(saturation, retirement, fee changes) changes
Delegators enter an email address to receive notifications over WebApp, Daedalus, Yoroi, other apps -> API will be provided for integration. Daedalus is open to integration into the application. Here is my feature request: https://github.com/input-output-hk/daedalus/issues/2488
WISE Ada Lovelace Bot:
aka “Ada bot” will answer your question about the Cardano ecosystem
Data platform for statistical analysis of Cardano data
Built-in custom reporting for own reports -> with dashboards, embedding and sharing
Design custom charts with drag and drop actions/controls
We want to provide an API for all our services and data
You will be able to integrate our services to your applications
Other ideas and services will follow. I am ao open for any suggestions!
Q1 – Founding (done):
Listen to community problems
Forming first prototypes and website
Q2 – Infrastructure/Beta Services (in progress):
Setup server infrastructure
Create first services
Prepare Cardano Catalyst proposal
Build data platform
Q3 – Service Extension/Improvements:
Search for partners
Build additional services
Q4 – Refactoring/Further Expansion:
Continuous development of the services
Building new ideas and solutions
Budget planning for next 6 months (approximately):
Website/domain: 5$/month= 30$ for 6 months
Data server: 150$/month = 900$ (https://www.ionos.de/server-configurator?__sendingdata=1&cart.action=add-bundle&cart.bundle=tariff-bmc-xl-64-nvme-bundle&packageselection=server%2Fintel-server)
Developer(me): 120 days * 4 hours * 80$/hour = 38.400$
As an additional contribution, I have decided to donate 50% of my first pool rewards! (the rewards for delegators is not touched!)
“WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FUTURE. Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.
Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.
All children deserve better.
We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.
With 25,000 dedicated staff across 117 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children’s voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.“Source: https://www.savethechildren.net/about-us/who-we-are
We hope that with this step we can make a small contribution to improving our world. Please help us and join the pool [WISE] as a delegator.
Be an important part of this community, support this charity organization and small stake pools like us!
P.S .: I also plan to create a smart contract as part of the introduction of smart contracts on Cardano in order to donate a fixed percentage of the pool rewards directly to the charity organization.
Please support small pools and ensure a more balanced distribution.