Announcing the stake pools chosen for April 2022

Hello :wave:

we just finished the redelegation of the Cardano Foundation Wallets. It has been six months since we changed the delegation strategy to support the Architects of the Future.

A brief overview of the statistics:

  • We got more than 415 applications this time.
  • We evaluated them manually and checked all the information they provided. We found builder tools, open-source projects, closed-source projects, many pull requests, some CIP, educational content, whole communities around projects, many other contributions and support to the growth of the Cardano Community. We appreciate what these pools are doing and we would like to give these 296 pools here honorable mentions. (see list below)
  • We have identified 73 of them as outstanding contributions. See the list below. (note: pools that we would oversaturate have already been deducted here)
  • We did a random draw and delegated to 45 pools. Visit pool.pm to get a real-time representation of the delegated wallets.

Congrats to everyone! And thank you for taking part, even if you did not make one of the lists this time. We will open a new application form in June to apply for the next round.

Additionally, as was done in January, we would like to examine what pools do while they have the delegation.

To the 296 pools receiving honorable mentions in this round, please do keep up your good work and support of the growth of the Cardano Community:

Ticker Ticker Ticker Ticker Ticker Ticker
0aaaa 1COMM 1FMLY 1love 4GOOD 4WARD
46S 247 A3C A4G AAA ABC
ADA ADAAT ADABR ADACT ADAMX ADAPH
ADATA ADAVZ ADEN ADMON AEGIS AHL
AIM AIR ALFA ALPCH Amz1 ANADA
ANCO ANET ANEW APEX ARM1 ARMN
ARRA ARRK ASKP ASN ATFF ATM
AVA AVN AYMAN BAMBO BBHMM BEEHI
BICEP BLADE BLESS BLOCK BLOXB BMP
BNTY1 BOOST borgz BRAVE brazl BRLN
BUDZ CAN1 CAOW CARE4 CBITS CCYT
CENT CERP CHE CHEF CHIL CHRTY
CKP CLIO1 CLYDE CNFT COCO COINZ
COSD CRS CSCS CZBE1 DARK DCT
DEAD DELTA DEN DEV DFII DOT5
DSIO EASY1 ECP EPOCH EQUTY ERA
ESP ETR EU01 EUSKL EVT EXPO
EZPZ FALCO FAM FARM FATTY FEEL
FIKA FPOOL FRUIT FUNGI GACHI GAMER
GETI GINGR GMBL GNERD GNP1 HADA
HAN HEART HERO Hino0 HIPPO HODLR
HOLA HONEY HOWI HUM HUNNY HWL
HYGGE HYPE IDEAL INCA INFI INFTY
ISR ITZA JOEY JUST KARMA KAWAN
KIND KNGHT KOI KOR LBC1M LEARN
LGBTQ LIDO LION MADT MAROC MDS
Mea MNSTR MOC MONAD MOST MPOL
MUEN MUGGY N2O NANI NETSC NIMUE
NOMAD NORB NTRE Nurse OASIS OBI
OCT one ONE1 OTG OZZY PANL
PBDOT PEACE PEAK PERKY PIADA PIE
PLKOZ PLZ POET POLY POOLG POOLS
QADAO QCPOL QUEST QXT RABIT RCKSP
RDLRT RIOT SAFE SAGAN SAKE SALT
SAMON SANTA SAPIO SEA SEL SHARE
SHARP SHA☘ SIGMA SIGN SIMBA SKULL
SMAUG SNSKY SOBIT SOLPI SPCP SPCRA
SPEC SPIDR spkl SPRO SQRL SQUID
SRP SSPO STKCH STLL STPZ1 SUI
SWAG SWARM T2H TANGO TAPC TAVN
TBO TERRA TOPO⚡ TRADA TREK TTL
TTS17 TYGAR UNDR VELA VET VETS
VICE VICIS VILAI VIV VLHLA VOLCY
WAT WELL WFFL WISE WOOF XST
XYZ YORK ZORBA ZW3RK TIGER HADA
Faso Santo ENVY HEDGE ARARE ara
NEXUS ALOOP AGC RETRO EUADA KUNI
AID1 SASA WYAM SA8 GAIN TKY
1STEP MOEKO TGEM ADAR CRPL GRC1
PLUTO AQUA

The shortlist of 73 pools in this round:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
CRS CLIO1 NANI
SHA☘ UNDR SALT
ATM QADAO MDS
GMBL ABC ADACT
BNTY1 TBO WOOF
EU01 RDLRT FALCO
ARMN ADATA HONEY
ADAPH BOOST CSCS
ZW3RK ADA AHL
SWAG SAKE SNSKY
GINGR DSIO COSD
PEACE 0aaaa SWARM
BUDZ SHARP VICE
TTS17 BLOXB MONAD
247 EASY1 SOLPI
ARRA SMAUG AAA
CENT BBHMM SQUID
APEX RIOT HERO
PIADA CHRTY 1LOVE
NOMAD TYGAR HIPPO
INFI HOWI TANGO
FIKA PANL RABIT
KARMA EPOCH WELL
KIND SPIDR SAFE
LIDO

The 45 pools after the random draw:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
DSIO ZW3RK FALCO
COSD QADAO SAKE
ATM PEACE MDS
BNTY1 EU01 NANI
ADA SNSKY ADAPH
CSCS GINGR BOOST
SALT 0AAAA HONEY
SWAG AHL ARMN
TBO ADATA SHA
ABC CLIO1 GMBL
UNDR WOOF ADACT
CRS RDLRT SHARP
VICE TTS17 BLOXB
247 EASY1 MONAD
SWARM BUDZ SOLPI

Please let us know in the comments: what would you do when getting Cardano Foundation’s delegation for 3 months?

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congrats to all winner pools… and @Cardano-Foundation well done (like always)

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Congratulations to all winners!

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Congrats to everyone chosen this round and also thank you to @Cardano-Foundation for the honorable mention!

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Why my pool: baidu doesn’t even have a name?

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Congrats All :partying_face:

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Congrats to all winners! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Congratulations to everyone selected! let’s keep with the good work!

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Congratulations to All chosen SPOs :+1:t4:

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this day and moment i will remember for ever :slight_smile:

thank you so much @Cardano-Foundation for the amazing work.
so grateful for your selection for our pool TTS17 and more happy for the great Work you have done this round.

theTokenSquare (TTS17) will be a place, where you can bring “in public” your Digital Art work and express your Art, as it was first Democracy Square in Ancient Greece.
everyday people need to have access on it and use it as easier as possible, in every day case / moment.
this part of “our Story” will be a small tool to bring more flexibility and we will achieve in Global Scale Art Projects.

thank you again for your Support and Trust.
theTokenSquare17
pool operator for TTS17
Thomas
think before you print!!!

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congrats to all the selected pools and a big thanks to Cardano Foundation for the past delegation! keep up the great work

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Congrats to all the winning pools!! :partying_face: :partying_face:

Also, I’m very honored and thankful for the honorable mention! :heart:

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Honest question @Cardano-Foundation, what’s the logic behind the delegations being ~15M ADA each? for example instead of delegating to the 45 from the random draw you could support the 73 pools from the shortlist with ~9M ADA each, which is more than enough.

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Thanks @Cardano-Foundation for this delegation! I didn’t realize just how fortunate I was to get the delegation until reading the stats. I know there are lots of pools working very hard to build on Cardano, so it’s a huge honer to be selected.

My plan is to keep cranking on development. I’ve got a few irons in the fire including NFT tooling, restarting the Pioneer Program Cohort #3 lectures which I paused, and some work with other devs.

I’m very grateful for the delegation!

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The form to apply seems to be broken is it possible to get an updated link?
this link is broken

Also congratulations all!

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They will probably open the form for next round in 2 months or so.

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Thanks for the honorable mention - much appreciated

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Feel very honored to have even made the list, with such a powerhouse of incredible talent, and solid community members. To have received the delegation really was kind of shock. Thank you very much @Cardano-Foundation. And seriously Thank You to everyone in the community! Look forward to many more great years with you all.

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Can each pool allocate a little less ada.
In this way, more small pools can be profited.

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How does the random draw work?

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