Announcing the stake pools chosen for January 2022

We just finished the redelegation of the Cardano Foundation Wallets. It has been three months since we changed the delegation strategy. Please see this thread for all the details: Cardano Foundation's New Delegation Methodology: Supporting the Architects of the Future

  • We got precisely 300 applications.
  • 239 out of 300 indicated that they had only one pool.
  • 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, and a lot of other contributions and incredible support.
  • We have identified 68 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 are not on one of these lists this time.

This time, we want to examine—even more so than usual—what these pools do while they have the delegation. We will open a new form at the beginning of February to apply for the next round. Post in the comments: what would you do when getting Cardano Foundation’s delegation for 3 months?

The shortlist of 68 pools in this round:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
1LOVE ABC ADATA
APEX ARMN ARRK
AUSST BIO BLOXB
BRLN CENT CHIL
CHRTY CO2P CRFA
CRPL DEN EASY1
ECO EPOCH EVT
GACHI GMBL GRANA
GRC1 HAZEL HEART
HERO KIND LACE
LAKE LEARN MNM
MOAI NANI NORB
NUTS ORPH PEACE
PRIDE PSYA QADAO
RDLRT RIOT SHA☘
SHARP SHIFT SMART
SMAUG SNAKE SNSKY
SPIDR SQUID STLL
STOIC SWAG SWARM
TAILS TANGO TOPO⚡
TREK TRU TTS17
VICE WADA WELL
WISH ZW3RK

The 45 pools after the random draw:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
1LOVE ADATA APEX
ARMN ARRK AUSST
BIO BLOXB BRLN
CENT CHIL CHRTY
CRPL DEN EASY1
EPOCH EVT GRC1
KIND LACE LAKE
MNM MOAI NORB
ORPH POEM PRIDE
PSYA QADAO RDLRT
RIOT SHA SHIFT
SMART SNAKE SWARM
TAILS TANGO TOPO
TREK TRU WADA
WELL WISH ZW3RK
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Thank you CF.
Great to see that the ideas and suggestions from the SPO questionnaires have been referenced.

Well done to all you amazing SPOs out there who have landed a whale x

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:hearts:

SPIDR and all its delegators feel truly honoured being recognized as contributing to the Cardano ecosystem. Hopefully better luck next time at the draw. :slight_smile:

Congratulations to all pools that were picked in the draw. :tada:

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Thank you CF :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Looks like I ate a lot :poop: when I was a child :))))

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Honored for even making the short-list amongst so many great SPO’s. STLL will continue to explore the ecosystem and try and make some useful tools for the Cardanoverse.

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Thank you CF :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Great work CF - really seems like you guys are focusing on the pools with the Cardano vision - well done!

BIO
TAILS
SHIFT

Just the ones I know personally and support - but i am sure these are all quality pools!
Truly making a difference!

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Quite happy to see the methodology followed.
It looks fair and feels good, even if DEGAS was not in the selection.

Congrats to all pools and the CF.

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great for the people who received it…
enjoy the production of the Blocks.

TTS17 operator
the Token Square 17

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Congratulations for the winners. :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face:

For every other SPO not on this list: May the delegators and blocks be with us! :pray: :handshake: :sunglasses:

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Are you sure you applied? DEGAS was not on the list.

Hopefully next time you will be elected! Art is very important and the work you do to bring real-world artists to this technology by the hand of Cardano deserves your reward! I wish you the best, Thomas. A big hug

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GACHI made it to the shortlist among with the elites but not so lucky at the draw. We will continue to apply for the next one. Congrats to all the pools get selected. GACHI will continue with the journey, changing the world one day at a time.

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Congratulations to the winners! Unfortunately, we didn’t make it on that list, but happy to see so many great pools noticed.

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thank you so much Euge_Garland for your great words you bring in the public about our Pool and the recognition of our Work.

we are Lost Artists Souls and Tech guy, for that reason our Mission is to bridge this amazing Areas.
before Ancient Greek Square to our new “the Token Square 17”, we have seen so many amazing Artists were fascinated with Technologies.
now is so much critical moment, and we are part of this development.

only all together we can achieve that and continue to build tomorrow today.

The Token Square 17 is here and will stay
think before you print…

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I think I filed the form. But it is possible it was not for this one. Anyways I am quite happy to see the current outcome and process. Feels fair and deserved.
I’ll make sure not to miss it next time.

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Thanks The Cardano Foundation.
Congrats everyone.

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Huge congrats to all the pools receiving the delegation, you all deserve it and are obviously all working hard to progress the ecosystem. Well done chaps :clap:

Everyone on the shortlist are all worth the delegation, one day you will get the delegation!

From my point of view, I feel like simply running a reliable pool just isn’t enough to acquire delegators, so I need to look at building something, learning more about Haskell and smart contract programmability, creating new incentives for delegation or helping people learn more about Cardano and staking with Single SPOs

Mark

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Thank you CF for the effort around delegation here.

SHARP was able to fund quite a lot of development efforts due to the delegation from last quarter

  • General updates to CardanoSharp Serialization Lib (CardanoSharp.Wallet)
  • Unity and UE4 integrations of CardanoSharp
  • Cardano-Graphql and Koios .NET SDK began work

Please follow progress: CardanoSharp · GitHub

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