Questions tagged [stake-pool]

A piece of software that creates and validates blocks for the blockchain and gets a reward in return. Users can choose to delegate their ADA to a stake pool to get a cut of the stake pool rewards.

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How does stake pool saturation prevent centralization?

From cardano.org: Saturation Parameter (K) Saturation is a term used to indicate that a particular stake pool has more stake delegated to it than is ideal for the network, while k is the targeted ...
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Individual pledge amount in Stake Pool with multiple pool owners

I have some questions about creating a Cardano Staking Pool with multiple owners. Context: Owner 1. Wants to pledge 200,000 ADA. Owner 2. Wants to pledge 120,000 ADA. Owner 3. Wants to pledge 80,000 ...
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Verifying Payment Address

Before funding the payment address on my staking pool, I would like to make sure that the funds can be retrieved by me, as the process of air gapping to create these series of keys and addresses ...
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Can I avoid using a public IP on Block-Producer (BP) node?

My BP and relays are on the same local subnet, I would prefer to give them the private IP address in the topology files. However, all of the guides I've come across explicitly state using public IPs. ...
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libsodium build warnings

I am working to set up a Cardano staking pool (node). As I was building the specific reference of libsodium called out in the docs (66f017f1), I got a LOT of unsettling warnings such as (truncated): ...
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A way to incentivise quality questions... Maybe? [migrated]

I feel that the way to get quality questions is to incentivise a discourse about the technical and governance issues along with roll-out and deployment strategies. To incentivise, allow payments to be ...
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Setting up a stake pool relay node

I am in the initial steps of creating a stake pool and I've learnt that I need a block producer and a relay node. For the process of getting AWS instances, I would like to know: Do I need two relay ...
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where can I find the active alonzo-test configuration json files

I am not able to fully understand where the active configuration files are located for alonzo test and main net. I found this link from doing the alonzo-test exercises: https://hydra.iohk.io/build/...
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Starting a Node Startup Help

The team and i have decided to start a node in the Cardano ecosystem. we have mac book pro with m1 chip that meets the requirement and ubuntu installed but having problems with rufus for some reason ...
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Best setup of your air-gapped offline machine (cold environment)?

What setup are you using for your air gap machine? Did you buy specific hardware, or some old pc laying around? If reusing some of your old hardware did you wipe it before using it again? Im looking ...
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HELP NEEDED Block producer blocked by DigitalOcean - recover ADA?

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 ...
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Why do Binance run 62 pools if it is an exchange?

Enterprise addresses Enterprise addresses carry no stake rights, so using these addresses means that you are opting out of participation in the proof-of-stake protocol. Exchanges or other ...
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Questions about the ISO Model (Sundae Swap)

I have two questions about ISO project launches, such as Sundae Swap: What happens to the ADA security model if more and more people re-delegate their stake into the Sundae Swap ISO stake pool for ...
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How will stake pools be prevented from cheating the fixed fee?

Cardano, as opposed to Ethereum, has a fixed transaction fee (currently 0.17ADA). There has been no problem with this fixed fee and no-one tried to cheat. Probably it is because there is not much to ...
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Does the staking pool deposit of 500ADA count towards the stake?

Does the staking pool deposit of 500ADA count towards the total stake of the pool, or is it a separate deposit that does not count towards the total stake?
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What is the proper way to rotate KES keys?

I would like to rotate my KES keys using cardano-cli (I'm not using cncli or other tools). What would be the proper way to rotate the keys? is the VRF keys need to be updated also?
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There is a CPU spike once per hour when logging "TraceLedgerEvent.TookSnapshot". Is it a bug, or is there a fix?

About once an hour, when TraceLedgerEvent.TookSnapshot is written to the log, there is a CPU spike and at the same time the slotMissedNum is increasing. Is this a bug in the node? Or is there a fix? ...
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How can a private network be created besides Mainnet and Testnet?

I've came across this 2 year old question in Stack Overflow, I'm starting a side project at work to explore the potential of Cardano. There is an old documentation page that mentions cardano-sl ...
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How is it possible to know how many blocks a pool will mint in the next epoch?

I just saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/SmaugPool/status/1428010540711006218 Next epoch (285) should be great at 109% luck with 19 leader slots At the time the tweet was made, epoch 284 was still ...
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Is there any keyword to get the epoch details or stake-pool details in Plutus Smart Contract?

I am trying to write a smart contract where I can get the awards for delegators of a particular stake pool. I need to know if that is right now possible to do using Plutus, if yes, pls suggest me.
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Does an unmet pledge prevent a pool producing blocks, or only prevent rewards?

If a pool does not meet its pledge, does that prevent it from producing blocks, or only prevent rewards being paid out?
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Is KES rotation operation time sensitive? Does the datetime of the offline machine need to be set correctly?

Talking about key-gen-KES and issue-op-cert operations of cardano-cli. Does the output of these functions depends on the machine clock? They are part of rotating the KES process of which one of the ...
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How much does it cost for stake-pools to mine 1 ADA?

More or less how much does it cost in terms of: electricity + hardware devaluation for the stake-pools to mine each ADA?
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How to verify if KES is valid without needing to wait for the next minted block?

With reference to my previous question regarding inconsistent reading of KES validity given by cardano-node and gLiveView, is there any way I could objectively verify KES validity without waiting for ...
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Invalid KES signature OCERT but gLiveView shows KES is valid

Have recently rotated KES following steps. I cannot get any block to get adopted despite being selected as a slot leader number of times already. As you can see Guild LiveView tool shows that KES kes ...
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Is there a penalty for having two block-producing (BP) nodes in a pool that try to mint a block in the same slot?

Is there a penalty for having two block-producing (BP) nodes in a pool that try to mint a block in the same slot? For example, I'd like to bring up a new BP node in another region, but that results in ...
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When I switch to another stake pool, do I need to withdraw my rewards first?

I'm using Yoroi and want to switch to another stake pool. I never withdrew my rewards from the current pool. What happens to my rewards when I switch pools? Do I need to withdraw them before I switch ...
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What's better for cloud Virtual Private Server stake pool operations, persistent disk or local ssd?

I'm comparing various cloud server providers and I'm trying to understand the best storage options to run a stake pool in the cloud. Is a persistent disk better than an attached SSD? A persistent disk ...
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Does the rewards on the pledge stake address count toward the stake pool pledge?

The pledge is just a delegation to the stake pool signed with the owner key. My question about the pledge amount, are the stake address' rewards counting towards the stake pool pledge as well or just ...
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What is the difference between an active, relay and passive stake pool node?

I have seen three types of stake pool nodes mentioned. Active Relay Passive How do they differ in purpose and function?
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How is the active stake of a stake pool calculated?

This question is related to my previous question: When are the snapshots for the active stake in an epoch taken? The active stake of a pool is used to calculate the rewards. What kind of system ...
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When are the snapshots for the active stake in an epoch taken?

A stake pool always has an "active stake" and a "live stake". "Active stake" refers to the amount of ADA that is used for rewards calculation in the current epoch. "...
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What are relay nodes?

I just started out with Cardano and blockchain and I read in an article somewhere that said that each stake pool must run at least one block-producing node and one relay node. The block-producing node ...
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How many static IPs does one require to run a stake pool?

Do you require 3 static IPs to run a stake pool? 1 for each relay (x2) 1 for a block producing node Or, can I do 1 static IP, and have all these hostnames point to it: relay1.domain.com relay2....
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Stake Pool Operator - offering financial services?

Is there any chance that stake pool operators could be considered to be offering financial services? If so, does anyone know whether there is a need to register with any entity or follow any specific ...
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Will I receive rewards for all epochs when I switch my stake pool?

I am currently delegating my ADA to stake pool A. I want to switch to stake pool B. What exactly happens with my rewards when I do this? Will there be an interruption in the reward payout or will I ...
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How is a stakepool rewarded?

Let's assume I run a stake pool, where I have pledged X ADA, have received delegations of Y ADA and have set a 1% fee. When my pool creates a block, how much ADA is awarded to my pool and how is this ...
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How does a stake pool node certify a block for the block chain?

How does a stake pool node certify a block for the blockchain? What part is done manually by a human pool operator and what part is done by a machine through automation? Say Peter pays Paul $10 ADA. A ...
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What role will WMT have within the ecosystem short term, but more so in the coming 5-10 years? [closed]

I would love a clearer picture of the integration of the world mobile token. As well as short/long term plans, or specific goals that you guys might have? Are there rivals/competitors in this niche? ...
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Could the CF (15 million) and IOG (3 million) funds be split between more small pools? [closed]

There are a lot of small pools out there that find it hard to get the minimum stake to ensure at least one block per epoch. As you may know, CF and IOG have rounds of funding every three months: CF ...
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Is there any kind of help for people who want to start a stake pool? [closed]

I would like to set up a stake pool but I have seen that with less than 800k - 1 million ADA it is not profitable. I would like to know if there is any kind of help for those modest pools that want to ...
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How can redundancy be established for producer nodes?

It is rather straightforward to create relay redundancy but it is not as clear how to create redundancies for the producer nodes. The best solution I could come up with for the time being are VMware ...
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Relay Node & Block-Producing Node, which one requires more Hard Disk capacity?

As a follow-up to this questions Say, I have a SSD of 2TB, which of the two nodes do I have to connect it to? BP or Relay Node?
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Relay Node vs Block-Producer Node

This might be a novice question, but please bear with me :) I'm working towards becoming an SPO and have a question regarding setting up the two types of nodes: I have a Raspberry Pi 4 and an AWS, ...
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What is an ISO?

The decentralized exchange Sundaeswap is planning an initial stake pool offering (ISO) on Cardano. How does it work and what are the differences/advantages over an ICO?
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What known stake pool attacks exist?

Recently a stakepool (CRO) changed its costs and % fees 30 minutes before an epoch end, effectively changing the rules mid-epoch for people staking with the pool. Are there other known stakepool ...
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Does pool pledge amount impact odds of getting a block?

Two scenarios: Stakepool owner #1 pledges 10k, stakes 10k and total stake from others is 100k = 110k staked total Stakepool owner #2 pledges 100k, stakes 10k and total stake from others is 100k = 110k ...
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Hardware requirments for running a stake pool?

I want to run a stake pool for fun and learning purposes and not for profit. What are the minimum hardware requirement for that? I have an old laptop with 2Gig RAM and 256Gig storage.
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Will small stake pools find it hard to cover running costs?

"Stake pool operators are rewarded for running the protocol in the form of incentives that come from the transaction fees and from inflation of the circulating supply of ada", as mentioned ...
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Is it possible that an honest validator node gets penalised in Cardano's POS scheme?

Want to understand if there can be scenarios where a stake pool gets penalised even though it does not act maliciously. If this risk exists, what are the possible cases that can lead to penalties and ...