can someone please help me? I had just started setting up my stake pool, using DigitalOcean droplets to host the block producer & relay nodes. All was going really well. Then, for some crazy reason that has still not been explained to me, DigitalOcean blocked my account and refuses to give me access. So now I can no longer access the block producer. Fortunately, I copied all keys, certificates etc, payment address, but I cannot find how to recover the ADA that I had pledged to my stake pool. I would also like to know if anyone could also explain how to retire the stake pool after I recover my funds. Any help would be much appreciated and please, if you’re using DigitalOcean, please be careful they don’t do this to you. Thanks in advance, Simon
if you have all your keys, you can start locally a node. When the node is synced, deregister your pool with cardano-cli by submitting a transaction with a deregistration-certificate created by the command cardano-cli stake-pool deregistration-certificate [...]
You don't have to recover the funds you pledged because you never lost control of your funds : you still have the signing key of the pledge owner address, do you ?
If you want to transfer your funds, you can create a wallet on Daedalus or Yoroi, and submit locally a payment transaction to transfer your pledged ADAs to this wallet. Be careful : sign the transactions offline.
Edited : gave more informations on the way to de-register a pool