EP007 - Confessions on How to Be a Stake Pool Operator with Casey Gibson
May 11, 2021
Casey Gibson joins me on the podcast to talk about how to be a stake pool operator.
Setting up a stake pool is relatively easy for anyone with general computer skills when it comes to setting up servers. The harder side is the daily maintenance, updates, security marketing and managing the stake pool. Casey Gibson joins me on the podcast to discuss how to be a stake pool operator and what it takes to become a stake pool operator. He shares his knowledge about various how to be a stake pool operator related terminology and leaves us with his top 5 tips when it comes to operating a pool.
Pool [CRO] crypto.ro Receives Cardano Foundation Delegation and then Loses It
CRO pool increases its variable fee to 99% and a fixed fee of 3400 ADA.
There seems to be more and more people falling for scams at the moment. Please remember, never give out your seed phrase, no one will send you ADA if you send them ADA first, if it sounds too good to be true then it is.
ADA Giveaway! There is no such thing as an ADA Giveaway. IOG, Cardano Foundation or any other organisation, will never give away ADA for free.
We've Produced a Block
We have finally produced a block. To celebrate we minted the Learn token. This will eventually be used as the rewards for our learning management system. We distributed it to some lucky people that entered our competition via Twitter. Congrats to those that hold it currently, there will be a buy back at some point in time.
00:35 - Interview start with Casey Gibson 04:05 - When did Casey start his pool 06:14 - Cardano Foundation delegation 07:45 - Casey's Pool & Relay Setup, Submarine cable map. 09:04 - Do relays closer in dense areas such as Europe and the USA make a difference? 10:44 - Is it better to have more than one relay? 11:57 - Cloud service providers, which one is better? 16:55 - Approach to software updates 19:24 - Backups 22:47 - Quickfire questions, what is chain density, how are slots allocated, how to check for your allocated slots. 28:09 - What are slot battles 30:17 - Missing slots, what to do 33:33 - Top 5 tips for Stake Pool operators 39:16 - Visit ADATools.io 44:39 - Contact Casey and learn more about how to be a stake pool operator.
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