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Delegating ADA to a stake pool to earn rewards

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Will stakepool rewards statistically even out over time if I run a pool with a small stake?

If I start a pool with a large pledge of around 170k ADA but I struggle to get people to stake to my pool and I just end up having only the 170k pledge of ADA staked to the pool the entire time the ...
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How to delegate to a stake pool using CLI?

Using any graphical based wallet it's trivial to delegate to a stake pool. How do you accomplish this same task using only CLI tools (e.g. cardano-cli)?
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Is the daedalus wallet seed phrase caps sensitive?

I noticed my written down recovery phrase you can't really tell between caps and not caps and I have specifically drawn an arrow to "no caps" on a B on one sheet and some of the words that ...
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How to convert a Stake Key Address from hash to BECH32?

I have this Stake Key: https://testnet.cardanoscan.io/stakekey/7622b4611b15441e7e15cba128ff999ad72388aeb267adc6e70cc9bc?tab=stakehistory I want to convert from ...
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What am i doing wrong while creating this staking transaction?

i am trying to create a staking transaction using cardano serialisation library and then use blockfrost/infinito to send the transaction. I am using @emurgo/cardano-serialization-lib-nodejs: ^9.1.4, ...
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Re-Delegation Smart Contract

Prelude: I have a micro-cardano-pool ,less than 10K include 3 deligators (my friends). Despite the sike of the pool, I would like my pool be an active element in the mainnet network. Therefore I ...
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Attacking K parameter?

I was thinking, why K parameter isn't a max cap? I mean, if a pool owner is affected by over delegation too, this could become an attack where I (as hypothetical attacker) can delegate 100M ADA ...
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Total Ouput in Cardano

Looking at epoch 316 details on CardanoScan (https://cardanoscan.io/epoch/316) and I see that the Total Output value has 53 billion ADA. What does this field mean? How can it be greater than the total ...
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Can ADA locked on a script be staked?

I am curious to know what happens to ADA when it gets locked to a script as far as staking goes. In other words, can ADA locked at a script address by staked?
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Cardano-Cli How to Check Address Delegation Status?

is it possible in cardano-cli to check the status of delegation for any stake.addr? is there a command that shows which pool a stake.addr is delegated to? does that require the use of the heavy ledger-...
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Where can I find design and documentation resources on Plutus Staking smartcontracts?

When I was exploring haddock of Plutus I have found that Plutus script can have Rewarding ScriptPurpose: data ScriptPurpose = Minting CurrencySymbol | Spending TxOutRef | Rewarding ...
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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 ...
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How is wallet balance over epoch computed to calculate staking rewards?

Let's say I have two wallets, each delegated to a different stake pool. At some point within an epoch I transfer some Ada from one wallet to the other. What will be the applicable balance which is ...
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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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BlockFrost API Historical Supply By Epoch Data?

Currently https://cardano-mainnet.blockfrost.io/api/v0/network gets the current network supply data. Does anyone know an endpoint from any API that has historical supply usage data by epoch?
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Is there any risk in sharing my rewards address?

I want to test ẗhe Maladex Rewards calculator but they ask me to enter my rewards address. Is there any conceivable risk in doing so?
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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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Is It possible to stake an nft on chain

Is there a way I can use smart contracts to stake nfts and back them with ada tokens. Similar to staking ada except also holding the nft in like a gallery or something.
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Can you stake stablecoins such as Djed?

Can or will you be able to stake Cardano stablecoins in stake pools for rewards, such as Djed?
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Where is all the unstaked ADA?

Sorry if the question seems trivial/silly, but where is the ~10B ADA that is not actively staked? It seems like any actor (individual, business, exchange, etc) has every incentive to stake their ADA. ...
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Does deregister of the staking key take effect immediately?

I'm participating a Token sale and in order to participate the Token sale, I need to have an undelegated ADA(because the system will take a snapshot of undelegated ADA, only the undelegated ADA will ...
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Staking native assets (to stake pools)?

Is there support built in to Cardano for stake pools to receive staking of native assets? For example, the Meld Protocol plans to include staking of Meld tokens. Are they likely to / able to use (...
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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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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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What are the risks of staking at a pool?

Imagine the pool operator goes offline due to technical reasons, what are the risks for investors staking at that pool?
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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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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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Is a Ledger Live Native ADA App with Staking and Voting Functionality in Development?

Is a Ledger Live native ADA app with staking and voting functionality in development? If so is there any place to check periodically for road map updates? I believe IOG has a team that works with ...
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Is the Payment Adresss and associated keys considered a wallet?

When staking to the payment address is one effectively sending ADA to another wallet? I think this is an interesting question because one asks if it could then be added to a wallet application like ...
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Staking pool not participating in next couple of epochs?

I started staking yesterday and staked to TSC, which is a new pool started by a YouTuber whose Technical Analysis I appreciate. But after staking I realized... well, a lot of things. It's complex. ...
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Added more ADA on Yoroi while staking

I just added more ADA on my Yoroi Wallet while staking in a pool. Will the new ADA be automatically added into the current staking pool? And do I need to withdraw my rewards in order to restake it?
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May I lose my coins when staking in Exodus wallet?

Is there any potential risk of losing all my ADA coins when staking with Exodus partner Everstake?
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Re: staking using ada with Yoroi mobile

Well, two questions: (I'm a newbie so please go easy) So, I started staking with mobile Yoroi my Ada coins. I've looked all over the interwebs, there is no info on this topic:. While my ada is being ...
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What is the best formula to track ROS tax liabilities for delegators?

Hello fellow Cardanians, It is my tentative understanding that in the United States, it is assumed that staking rewards are taxed as income the day they are added to a stakers address regardless of ...
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How can we calculate staking rewards per epoch?

Deadalus shows total staking rewards for a wallet. IIRC, there is a planned feature to show staking rewards per epoch for a wallet. How we can calculate staking rewards per epoch for a wallet right ...
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Stake Pool Saturation and Rewards changes

Problem Statement: Currently, when delegators delegate to a stake pool, it is done via Yoroi or Daedalus. However, if the stake pool becomes saturated or if the SPO changes the rewards percentage, the ...
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When will k parameter be changed?

Is there any news on when k=1000 will happen?
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Hardware requirements for node

Would Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is that enough to get started running the test mode?
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How is it possible to know who I'm staking with in the eUTXO model?

In the eUTXO model, we use a new key each time we receive some ADA (or perhaps not each time, but often anyway). So when someone sends me some ADA to a new address, this address is unused and has ...
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How can I get rewards into payment address?

I have stake pool paymentwithstake.addr which is a composition of payment.addr with stake.addr. I can query stake.addr for the balance using the following command: cardano-cli query stake-address-info ...
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Why do Daedalus and Yoroi not support multi account delegation?

I am not programmer, but I am interested in development from user point of view. I was looking for a way how to delegate to different pools from a single wallet and Adalite was the only wallet which ...
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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 "nothing at stake" still a problem?

I read somewhere that there is no risk of forks because ADA has a built in way of deciding who gets to propose the next block if multiple stakers get selected in 1 round: The one who rolls the lowest ...
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Are transaction fee's paid similarly to Bitcoin?

I understand the current staking rewards are a stepping stone to decentralization i.e. by incentivizing users to stake and pools to be set up to secure the Cardano blockchain with the left over Ada ...
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Staking functionality for Native Tokens?

Is it possible to have staking or reward functionalities, maybe minting, with your Native Tokens in Cardano?
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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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How do I properly derive a stake key from an address using Bech32?

I'm trying to get a stake address from a Shelley address in Python using this library: https://pypi.org/project/bech32/ I can convert an address from bech32 to hex without issue, but I'm getting stuck ...
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Airgapping Concerns for Block Producer Secrets

I am trying to understand the extreme caution about creating secrets for the BP node. Is the concern about not knowing what one might lease in the cloud, or how security is in such a company, or their ...
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Question about Daedalus deposit withdrawal [duplicate]

I'm willing to reorganize my wallets but as I read over here; https://cardano.stackexchange.com/a/555/1927 this feature was "removed" (?!) from the Daedalus wallet and I know that there's an ...
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Identifying node locations by region

I want to operate stake pool nodes in underserved areas. My cloud provider automatically chooses the cheapest datacenter nearest to me. But I am willing to pay more to deploy to data centers in ...
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