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14Nov 2020

Staking in Cardano (3/3) Guidance for operators

This is a translation of the original IOG blog post Be transparent – Choose your pool’s operational cost as accurately as possible. Do include the personal effort (priced at a reasonable rate) that you and your partners put into the pool operation! You are a pillar of Cardano and so you have every right to be …

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14Nov 2020

Staking in Cardano (2/3) Guidance for delegators

This is a translation of the original IOG blog post Know your pool(s) – Investigate the pools’ available data and information. What is the operators’ web-presence? What kind of information do they provide about their operation? Are they descriptive about their costs? Are the costs reasonably based on geographic location and other aspects of their operation? …

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14Nov 2020

Staking in Cardano (1/3) The general perspective

Advice for Stakeholders – Delegators and Stake Pool Operators. This is a translation of the original IOG blog post As a project, decentralization remains arguably our most important and fundamental goal for Cardano. Protocols and parameters provide the foundations for any blockchain. Last week, we outlined some of the planned changes around Cardano parameters and how these …

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09Nov 2020

Cardano’s 2020 development activity

Every now and then you hear: Cardano is going for number 1 This is why you see many who like to share the following tweet about top development activity: TOP Blockchains by average daily development activity on the Github in October – November 2020 TOP 3: @Cardano @Ethereum @Polkadot Data from: @SantimentFeed$ADA $ETH $DOT $KSM …

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27Oct 2020

Mainnet Stake Pools sizes

This animated data visualization shows the Top150 pools active stake over the first epochs after the Cardano Shelley mainnet launch. (height = Millon ADA) Data used for this Visualization comes from pooltool.io

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15Oct 2020

ITN staking rewards, reserves and the future

How long can Cardano ITN staking rewards be retrieved? Since the launch of Proof of Stake Mainnet, we have regularly reported on Twitter and Telegram on the progress of the redemption of ITN rewards. We have tracked all 22673 addresses that have received rewards from the ITN and recorded the redemption in the mainnet. You …

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31Aug 2020

Cardano’s resistance to global scale network issues

On Sunday 30th August 2020 at 10am UTC (12am CEST) the US-based Internet service provider CenturyLink had a major network outage, as visible in this Screenshot from Downdetector Almost instantaneously many network and IT infrastructure monitoring systems turned red all around the globe. Cisco’s ThousandEyes Outage live dashboard showed a huge and extraordinary peak. Here’s …

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