Cardano Stake Pool

Energy to the datacenter is provided from a wind farms in Delfzijl and Zeeland (Krammer and Bouwdokken) and a solar energy park in Delfzijl Sunport - The closest city is Groningen in the northern Netherlands

Dynamic Strategies operates a stake pool to develop, test and deploy DApps to the Cardano ecosystem. You can delegate your ADA to our stake pool and receive staking rewards that are currently running around 4.5% APY. Our fees are very competitive at 340 ADA fixed fee + 0.9% variable fee.

Ticker
DSIO
APY
4.5%
Blocks
250+
Performance
100%

The Stake Pool has performed well since inception and so far added 250 blocks to the blockchain. We are part of the Single Pool Alliance where we committed to only ever run 1 stake pool.

Stats on the external pages (external links):

Pledge and Running Costs

235kADA Capital that is pledged to the pool.

340ADA fixed cost per epoch (5 days)

0.9%ADA variable cost of the stakle amount in the pool

The operator of a Stake Pool gets to choose 3 parameters when setting up the pool and needs to carefully balance these.

  • Pledge. While pledging is optional, this self‐bonded amount indicates to the protocol that we have "skin in the game." Locking up some of our own stake helps secure the protocol and functions as a mechanism to prevent Sybil Attacks on the Cardano Network. The pool’s reward rate is increased with a higher pledged amount. The higher the pledged amount, the higher the reward rate for the pool.
  • Fixed cost. The minimum pool cost an we can set is 340 ADA per epoch, this is defined by the Blockchain parameters and we could not set a lower fixed fee amount
  • Variables cost. This is set at 0.9% which is in the middle of the range of pool operators. This pays for the hardware costs of operating a pool.

Staking Rewards Calculator

We created a Calculator that shows how changing these parameters could affect the profitability of the pool and the delegators: LINK

How does a stake pool work?

Cardano Logo

A Blockchain is a web of Nodes that are connected to each other. All Nodes in the Blockchain need to agree on what the true state of what the blockchain is keeping a record of.

The Cardano Node is therefore an element of the blockchain, it is the core component that enables our participation in the Cardano blockchain. By running a Cardano node we contribute to the network by our mere presence, and the more Nodes there are the more the decentralized the network becomes

The word Node and Stake Pool can be used interchangeably without loss of generality. The difference between them is that a Node can be a Relay node, or a Block Producing node, whereas a Stake pool is a combination of at least 1 Relay node (and often more) and at least 1 Block producing node. The stake pool needs to be reliable so that the it can produce a block whenever it randomly gets allocated its go

The following infographic illustrates the mechanics:

  • The Cardano Network is a large number of Nodes that are constantly talking to to each other over the internet. And their purpose is to communicate what ever it has witnessed and ensure that everyone else agrees with it (aka reaching consensus)
  • Our Stake Pool is part of this Network. The Relay Nodes talk to everyone everyone else in the Network and keep the Block Producing Node protected The Block Producing Node only talks to the Relay nodes and its job is to produce blocks when its slot arrives. With the launch of Smart Contracts on Cardano this Node will process their business logic
  • The Blockchain is an immutable sequence of blocks (can not be changed) and its subsistence depends on nodes like ours. The Blockchain grows over time as new blocks get created