Cardano is a decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project and is fully open-source and peer-reviewed.
They seek to provide economic identity to the billions who lack it by providing decentralized applications to manage identity, value and governance. Join us to earn 5-6% rewards on ADA!
Our stake pool can be found by searching for the ticker EPOCH. View our performance here.
To ensure high rewards, we have locked in a pledge of 1.1M ₳ and we use the network minimum fixed cost of 340 ₳ with a 2.5% margin fee.
2 Relay Nodes
1 Block Producer
Caddy Web Server
Our decision to go with
Amazon Web Services
gives us multi-layer security, redundancy, back-ups, DDoS mitigation, and continuous monitoring and alerting.
We are a team of technologists with industry experience in software development and server administration. We are excited to test the boundaries of Cardano and Amazon Web Services to provide a low-cost and reliable solution that will lead to good rewards for delegators; contact us here.
In 2018, we were intrigued by this whiteboarding session given by the founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson. Since then we have seen the Cardano team achieve two major milestones (Byron and Shelley). We encourage everyone to review the Cardano Roadmap to learn about the upcoming work to be delivered.
Cardano is a proof-of-stake protocol. For a quick video review of basic terms and concepts please start here.
The probability of forging a block and getting a reward to distribute is determined by how much ADA we holdStake Pool Delegation
The validator nodes we have setup will collect network fees and distribute rewards every 5 days to delegatorsRewards Calculator
Proof of Stake (PoS) systems can be much more cost and energy efficient than proof of work (PoW) systems like in BitcoinWhy Proof of Stake?
This guide helps setup a cryptocurrency exchange, an ADA wallet, and a delegated stake earning rewards.
If you do not yet have an exchange, we recommended getting setup with Coinbase by clicking here. Other exchanges we recommened that carry ADA include Bittrex and Crypto.com.
Once you complete account setup and verification, add a payment method so you can make a purchase of Cardano (ADA).
Please note that most exchanges require users to wait a certain number of days (typically 7-10) before being allowed to send ADA to a personal wallet.
ADA wallet software is needed to send/receive transactions as well as to delegate your ADA to earn rewards.
For quick mobile access, download EMURGO's YOROI (iPhone link, android link).
For desktop with 15GB free space, download Daedalus .
Whichever you choose please follow the instructions carefully. Write down and store your recovery passphrase securely.
We want to send the purchased ADA to the personal wallet that was just setup. Navigate to the send feature and select how much Cardano (ADA) you would like to send. We recommend doing this with a small test amount (10 ADA) for the first time.
The exchange will need to know the receive address from your wallet. It should be a long text that starts with 'addr'. In YOROI, there is a tab called Receive with this info.
Once ADA arrives in your wallet, you can delegateto begin earning ADA rewards (~5% per year distributed every 5 days).
In YOROI, find the Delegate tab in the bottom right. EPOCH stake pool and delegate by clicking the green text.
For those on Daedalus wallet, the stake pools tab will provide similar functionality. Search for EPOCH and select delegate.
Let's start with 10,000 units. Rewards are paid every 5 days. Estimated annual rewards are around 5%.
Given a 10 year time period, we can use the compound interest formula to predict a new total of 16,484 units due to stake rewards.
The above does not yet take appreciation into account. Assuming Cardano remains in the top 10 cryptocurrencies, we are personally hoping for $10 ADA by 2030. The current ADA price is below.
What is a Cardano stake pool?
An ADA Networks stake pool is a securely managed set of servers (relay and block producing Cardano network nodes) that work together to aggregate stakes of multiple stakeholders to maximize rewards. Click to learn more.
How do stake pools generate rewards?
Our pool's job is to mint blocks (20 seconds) containing transactions for the Cardano Network blockchain. The pool is rewarded by the protocol for processing real transactions. The math behind the protocol is here.
What is delegating?
Delegating is the process where an ADA holder participates in the Cardano Network (simply by picking a stake pool) and are rewarded in proportion to the amount of stake delegated to a pool. Stake pool delegation documentation is here.
Can you define pledge, fixed fee, and margin?
Pledge is an amount of ADA committed by stake pool operators. Fixed fee is the cost per epoch (5 days) for operating the infrastructure. Margin is the share split among pool operators. Click here for a deeper look into stake pool operation fees.
How much ADA can I earn in rewards?
The expected range is 5% - 6% annually on your delegated balance. Once we have more data on pool performance we will publish statistics with a data-driven estimate. A rewards calculator is available here which uses an estimated 5.14%
How often are rewards distributed?
Rewards are distributed automatically every 5 days (a Cardano Epoch) to rewards accounts that are linked to wallets. Each epochs consists of 432,000 slots where each slot is 1 second. Read about block production here.
Delegating your ADA (₳) to a stake pool is 100% secure.
The delegation process has nothing to do with sending your ADA. If any pool or person requires you to send them ADA that is a scam.
The worst thing that can happen with delegation is that your pool does not perform well in terms of rewards.
2020/2021 continues to be foundational development years at Cardano which means new highs are ahead of us. While no one has a crystal ball, it is worth sharing the discussion links.
Charles has said he expects Cardano to reach project maturity by 2024/2025 so we are looking to the long term.
The information provided on this website does not constitute investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice and you should not treat any of the website's content as such. We do not recommend that any cryptocurrency should be bought, sold, or held by you. Conduct your own due diligence and consult a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
This website is published in good faith for informational services to better support delegators of the EPOCH stake pool. The delegation service provided by the Cardano Network allows people to delegate their stake and receive rewards. You will never “invest” any digital assets with us. Delegating to our stake pool does not involve transferring or legally assigning the digital asset or the rights thereof.
We do not provide any guarantees or make any commitments as to the amount of staking rewards that can or will be earned through your delegation. We do not make any representations to the potential appreciation in the value of the staked digital asset. We provide our delegators access to the protocol; we do not control the inflation or staking rate or any other parameters of the protocol.
Any action you take upon the information provided on this website, is strictly at your own risk. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of this information. The EPOCH Stake Pool will not be liable for any losses/damages. Keep in mind that we may receive nominal commissions when you click our links and make purchases.