ADA North Pool aligns with its northern start the IOHK guidance for pool operators.
That means we have an high emphasize on being transparent such as when something fails such as the day the web server had a disruption. We would also publically announce if we failed to produce any blocks due to hardware or downtime issues.
As part of NBX we have a fiancial responsibility to be profitable for the company, however we align with the IOHK guidelines and will not split pools unless we have a high leverage on our current pool. We are much more likely to open a private pool if it came to that than to spam multiple public pools with low leverage and that would be the way to align with the Cardano single pool alliance we are members of and in the past we closed the second pool in 2020. Our main guiding light is that we will not to anything that is harmefull to the overall security of the Cardano network and will strive to help secure the network.
As a pool run by head of staking at NBX.com we will strive to be competitive and have allready offered additional rewards on top of the rewards given by the protocol such as the WMT token promo. Given the high uptime and good performance overall we believe this to be a competitive offering in the market that will only get better the more is delegated to the staking pool.
As a full time head of staking operation I (Eystein Hansen) now have better time for the Cardano ecosystem and have started the process of adding content such as our video guides and improving our learning center.
We have recently increased our pledge and will be trying to maximize the pledge factor for our delegators benefit.
Apart from the guiding principles from IOHK, I am personally focused on the decentralization aspects of Cardano as well as being part of the Goverance of the ecosystem. In short NBX and ANP is in it to help further the network and believe it is in our best interest to promote and work as much as we can with the Cardano ecosystem.
My experience with the Cardano ecosystem started back in December 2017 and my first post on the official Cardano forums in January of 2018. At the time with my background in Psychology and Law I participated in discussions on goverance and on topics of decentralization.
I wanted to participate in Proof of Stake for Cardano because I believe in decentralisation and especially that we need to have all kinds of hardware and geographical locations for Cardano to be truly decentralised. At the time some of my work where on an idea for decentralised remittance through family members to avoid banking requirements, as well as discussing how to encode law in a decentralised domain.
I had the first real test of governance as part of the Guardians of Cardano where I was a signer of the Open Letter II. Without naming any namesI had the first real test of governance as part of the Guardians of Cardano where I was a signer of the Open Letter II. Without naming any names many went on to do great things in the Cardano ecosystem. I also attended Cardano Effect episodes 64 and 58 in this period. I joined the Cardano guild operators and participated in data collection efforts in testnets on the incentivized testnet as well as friends and family testnets. I also mentored ADA Jaws as well as Ola Ahlman of AHLNET in this time period. The latter went on to become on of the greats in the ecosystem such as being part of the development team for Eternl wallet.
The year started with charity events through Kiva where I was part of the Cardano Kiva lending team. I created the telegram group of ADA North Pool in February. In March I was part of the group of staking pools that formed ISPPA or the Inter Stake Pool Peering Agreement. In March I used data resources I had together with the Cardano community for folding@home covid19 research. I also was a patreon of Pooltool.io that went on to become a staple in the Cardano ecosystem. I attended two more episodes of the Cardano Effect as well episode 68 and 100. I made a few tutorial videoes on the F&F testnet in this time period as well as a video on why ANP was not your average pool operator.
In this time period ANP scaled up its hardware a lot and made a video on the new hardware for the servers. A historic moment was making the first block on the mainnet for the pool during the first epoch pools could do such in epoch 211, ADA North Pool was probably the northern most pool making a block for the first time on mainnet in the history of Cardano.
ANP also held a security contest and gave away 500 ADA to a user for his white hat efforts. The highlight of 2020 was attending the Cardano Summit where I presented on how to do better as a community and ecosystem and on governance issues in “Let’s do better – collaborative mechanisms in the ecosystem“. Finally we also deciced to close down our second pool and became a single pool operator and joining CSPA (Cardano Single Pool Alliance). I also became a Cardano Ambassador in this time period.
In 2021 we started the year by supporting Ergo a cryptocurrency with many ties to Cardano. In the summer Ada North Pool and its delegators donated 25000 NOK to charity from income of the pool to a topic dear to me personally as my son had attended the childrens hospital we donated founds to for toys for the autistic kids there. We also started supporting World Mobile A project where ANP aims to be an Earth node provider for. In this time period we also made a progress report on how far the pool had come in the 2020-2021 time period. In November 2021 the pool was aquired by NBX.com a Norwegian based cryptocurrency exchange and I joined as the head of staking operations at NBX. In December 2021 NBX and ANP announced a charity event where all income for the month would go to a Norwegian childrens hospital charity event. We also attended multiple Norwegian youtube streams discussing Cardano and the Cardano ecosystem during this time period. I started my work as a catalyst advisor for the treasury goverance of Cardano in this time period as well.
In 2022 I became a Plutus cohort learning the programming language for Cardano smart contracts. NBX also announced we had donated 33300 NOK to the children hospital charity event. In this time period I was active as an catalyst member both as an advisor and later as a veteran advisor. I attended the Atala Prism courses for decentralized digital identity solutions and finished this during the early months of 2022. Hardware wise I added a timeserver to the servers so to improve latency drastically. And the history so far ends with a valentines – on February 14th we announced that ANP and NBX loved the World Mobiel project and would give extra World Mobile Tokens as rewards for delegators of ANP.
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