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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When will k parameter be changed?

Is there any news on when k=1000 will happen?
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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 ...