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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Are Single stakepools losing? Epoch 315 statistics based on Daedalus-ranking

Epoch 315 numbers for the k500 pools in daedalus: From the total 500 ranked pools, 340 are multipools, 160 are single stakepools. In the first 10 ranked pools are 8 multipools. In the first 100 ranked ...
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What is the minimum amount of Ada needed to stake?

What is the minimum (lowest) amount of Ada needed to stake? Could you have the delegation fee + 0.00001 Ada? Where is this referenced?
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What is an Initial Stake-pool Offering (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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Cardano's mobile phone only wallet using dApps on ios and android devices [closed]

Has Cardano's Plutus got financial dApps and crypto payments capabilities to access a mobile phone only using IOS/Android devices? The reason for my question is that I will like to create a mobile ...
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Is it possible to manually derive Stake Pool Cold Keys from a Master Seed?

I am wondering if it is currently possible to manually derive stake pool cold keys using a low-level module like cardano-addresses. The idea behind this is to have a single master seed/mnemonic, ...
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How to obtain wallet addresses of stake pool delegators?

I am trying to figure out how to write some scripts that will dish out rewards to delegators on my staking pool - I want to get the wallet addresses of delegators, and determine rewards based on the ...
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How does Cardano protect against DoS attacks against stake pools?

I was reading about Algorand’s core technology, and in their section on delegated proof of stake, they argue that DoS attacks are a key weakness of this, and hence Cardano‘s, model. I was wondering ...
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Secure pledge with hardware wallet

technical question for securing the pledge with hardware wallet. Is it possible to have the pledged secured with ledger nano and not having to sign pool updates with it? I mean, just have the ledger ...
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Testnet relay doesn't have any incoming peer connections other than my BP node

I just recently set up a stakepool on the Testnet. I am running v1.32.1 of Cardano-node on both my relay and BP. Each node (relay and BP) are EC2 instances within the same VPC, and both are running ...
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Remove Owner from Stake Pool

Good Morning, I need clarity on the process to remove an owner from a stake pool. Few epochs ago, I added my hardware wallet as a owner of my stake pool. This results in the fact that now my pool is ...
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Missed slot leader checks

The “missed slot leader checks” on my stakepool are at 0.98% or 14,527. Is this cause for concern? I have tried applying the solutions found in the following links, but nothing seems to make a ...
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Selfish mining / denial of service on Cardano?

I just analysed the reasons for why my pool minted an orphaned block. Here is the sequence of events: My pool minted block No=1 in its allocated slot=28 at T=28.050 seconds. This block propagated ...
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What is the best/recommended OS to run a stake pool?

What is the best/recommended Linux OS to run a stake pool?
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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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How does one check a pool's delegation history?

How does one view addresses that were staking with a specific pool at a specific epoch boundary? If there is any way to view a list of addresses that received staking rewards for a particular block, ...
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What are some ways a SPO can attack the network and what mechanisms exist to discourage or mitigate such attacks?

What are some ways a SPO can attack the Cardano blockchain? E.g. in Bitcoin, a miner could intentionally exclude certain transactions to the extend that the miner's hash power allows. Is something ...
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Check total ADA delegated to the pool with cardano-cli

I'm running the stake pool and want to know the delegators count and total amount of ADA delegated to my pool. Is there a way to do that from my producer/relay node using cardano-cli? I know this info ...
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Stake pool blockchain sync is incredibly slow

Has anyone synced a node lately? It has been 3 days and I've only reached 75% of the tip. This is much slower than a few months ago. I'm currently only connected to the IOHK North America relay with a ...
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How to solve "cabal: Could not resolve dependencies" when building cardano-cli cardano-node

I'm a newbie to Cardano. I'm trying to set up a stake pool as this link explained. https://www.coincashew.com/coins/overview-ada/guide-how-to-build-a-haskell-stakepool-node I stuck with cabal build ...
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Comparing protocol upgrades in Cardano vs Ethereum

I’ve read some of the available Hard Fork combinator press release info like the IOHK release blogpost but as a blockchain newb, I don’t have a good grasp of how this substantially improves upon the ...
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If you run a stake pool at home, and have to move, what is the best transition approach?

If you say are a single stake pool operator running a bare metal server from home, what happens if you have to move? How do you make the transition without going offline? What is the best recommended ...
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Is it a problem for BPs to talk to Relays using different versions of cardano-node?

If my BP is running cardano node 1.30.1 and I just upgraded one of my relays to cardano-node 1.31.0, will they still be able to talk to each other or will all nodes have to be updated?
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Can I use my ADA at any time while they are staked into a pool or are they frozen?

Can I send my ADA to another wallet instantly or use them instantly for whatever reason I like while they are delegated(staked) into a pool in Yoroi Wallet or does it take time to undelegate them ...
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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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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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Pool Rewards distribution via SmartContract

For the Pool I run I would like to setup a SmartContract which automatically claims the rewards and sends a certain percentage to each of three organisation I support. Is such a thing possible with ...
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When will k parameter be changed?

Is there any news on when k=1000 will happen?
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Send-tip to pooltool.io

I am trying to send tip info to pooltool.io. I have already created an account on pooltool.io site and transferred the 1.056 Ada from my stake pool's wallet and I have access to the "manage" ...
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Can you run a stake pool pseudonymously?

To be a stake pool operator and run a stake pool, can you do this pseudonymously? If so, What are the pro/cons to this? Would this be preferred to prevent hacks, enhance DevSecOp, and potentially ...
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Block Producer Node no pending Tx's

Please excuse the noob-ic question: My block producer node shows 0 Total Tx and 0 Pending Tx on gLiveView: However, my two relay nodes have non-zero total and pending tx values, and seem to only be ...
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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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2 stake pools using the same ticker name

we registered our pool on 2021-02-16 at 03:24:16. But unfortunately we noticed after our pool registration, that there was a second pool which has been registered with the same ticker 13 minutes later....
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How to validate someone delegates to your stakepool, while preserving their privacy?

Say you had a "stake pool paywall" for your website, where you offer your content, but only to those who delegate to your stake pool. What's the best way to validate someone has delegated to ...
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What is the Penalty for Running 2 Block Producer Nodes?

I am working on a block producer failover script and am wondering if there is a penalty for having two block producing nodes running at the same time. Basically there could be a slight overlap where 2 ...
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Difference between staked and delegated tokens?

I'd like to clarify my understanding of staked and delegated tokens. Cardano website says: Ada held on the Cardano network represents a stake in the network, with the size of the stake proportional ...
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What's NODE ID? I'm not talking about pool ID

Was setting up script, sendmytip.sh, to update PoolTool with tip and height information. I noticed this NODE_ID value: #!/usr/bin/env bash ## CHANGE THESE TO SUITE YOUR POOL # your pool id as on the ...
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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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Block missed despite no problem on servers

My pool missed a block but looking at the server logs everything was fine at this moment. Here are the Cardano logs : {"thread":"1734","loc":null,"data" {"...
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Why my cardano-node is now running a strange loop after an upgrade to a higher version?

Lately, after a node upgrade to a higher version (1.30.1), my Block-Producing (BP) node will "stay" in the "start" phase for about 45 minutes making a strange loop by switching to ...
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How to upgrade my Cardano node to version 1.30.1 from a Coincashew install?

I installed and configured my node by following the tutorial from Coincashew. Currently running with version 1.29.0, could someone give a procedure to upgrade my node to the higher version safely?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...