Announcing the stake pools chosen for July 2022

Hello :wave:

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

A brief overview of the statistics in this round:

  • We got 201 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 142 pools here honorable mentions. (see list below)
  • We have identified 77 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 September to apply for the next round.

To the 142 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
0aaaa 247 46S AAA ABC
ACI ADA ADACT ADAPH ADAR
ADATA AHL AID1 AMINT ANCO
APEX ARARE ARMN ARRA ATM
AVN BERRY BIO BLESS BLOXB
BNTY1 BOOST BRLN BUDZ BZONE
C3ETH CAN1 CCP CCYT CENT
CERP CETH CHEF CHRTY CLIO1
COFFE COSD CRS CSCS DEMON
DINO DIO DOG DOT5 DSIO
EASY1 EPOCH EU01 EUSKL FALCO
FIKA FIRE FLUID FPOOL GAIA
GAME GINGR GMBL GNP1 GOMA
GRANA GRC1 HASH HAZEL HEART
HEDGE HERO HIPPO HODLR HONEY
HWL INFI ISPF ITZA JULX
KARMA KIND LIDO LOGIC LOXE
MDS MOKUM MONAD MOXIE NANI
NMKR ONE1 OSADA PANL PEACE
PEGA PHRCK PIADA PIXEL PLBPL
POOLS PSB QADAO QCPOL QXT
RABIT RAF RCADA RDLRT RIOT
SAFE SAKE SALT SANTA SHA☘
SHARE SHARP SHIFT SMAUG SNSKY
SOL_1 SOLPI SPIDR SQUID SVRN
SWAG SWARM T2H TANGO TAPNC
TOPO⚡ TTS17 TYGAR UPSTR VICE
VITAL VLHLA VROOM WADA WELL
WOOF ZW3RK

The shortlist of 77 pools in this round:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
0aaaa 247 AAA
ABC ADA ADAPH
ADATA AHL APEX
ARRA ATM BERRY
BLOXB BNTY1 BOOST
BRLN BUDZ BZONE
C3ETH CAN1 CCYT
CENT CHRTY CLIO1
COSD CRS CSCS
DSIO EASY1 EPOCH
EU01 FALCO FIKA
FLUID GAIA GINGR
GMBL GOMA GRC1
HAZEL HEART HERO
HIPPO HONEY INFI
KARMA KIND LIDO
LOXE NANI PANL
PEACE PEGA PIADA
PIXEL QADAO QXT
RDLRT SAFE SAKE
SALT SHA☘ SHARP
SMAUG SNSKY SOLPI
SQUID SWAG SWARM
TANGO TTS17 TYGAR
VICE VITAL WADA
WOOF ZW3RK

The 45 pools that were randomly drawn:

Ticker Ticker Ticker
247 AAA ADA
ADAPH APEX ARRA
BERRY BNTY1 BUDZ
BZONE CAN1 CCYT
CENT CHRTY COSD
CRS EASY1 FIKA
GINGR GMBL GRC1
HIPPO HONEY KARMA
LIDO LOXE PANL
PEGA PIADA PIXEL
QADAO QXT SAFE
SAKE SHARP SMAUG
SNSKY SOLPI SWAG
SWARM TTS17 TYGAR
VICE VITAL ZW3RK

Please let us know in the comments:

  • What would you do when getting Cardano Foundation’s delegation for 3 months?
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  • What would you do when getting Cardano Foundation’s delegation for 3 months?

Use the staking rewards to host more Tor nodes.

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Congrats to all pools selected :beers:
@Cardano-Foundation thank you for all what you are doing for Cardano community, you rock :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Keep up the good work :smiley:

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Congrats for all stakepools chosen from our side!

  • What would you do when getting Cardano Foundation’s delegation for 3 months?

Staying Alive and try to grow over a threshold with sustainable stake level. Keep on running two pools on mainnet and testnet and supporting social and ecological projects in El Salvador and Bavaria.

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I would continue supporting ghg reduction initiatives. I would love for DEGAS to be considered for the next round :slight_smile:

Congrats to all selected pools!! :partying_face:

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Congrats for all selected Pools!!! Also we really appreciate this CF delegation, we will use to improve our hardware infrastructure and adding Solar Panels energy :wink:

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if I received my BLESS pool, the delegation could be calmer and keep me working full time in the Cardano ecosystem

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Congratulations to all the SPOs that got chosen for this new round!!

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Congratulations to all the selected pools!

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An idea for the Cardano Foundation…

If a pool receives a CF delegation, the ADA staking rewards earned by the CF delegator could continue to stake with the same pool after the 3 month period is over. For instance, a 15MM delegation might earn 100-120K in rewards for a 3 month period. If those earnings, e.g. 100-120K, could remain staking in the pool, it really goes a long way towards sustaining the pool in the lean times. It also creates some good will between the pool and the CF. The pool will appreciate the long lasting support and keep working hard, and CF will most likely continue to earn rewards, even if the ROA is not quite as high.

It’s understandable that the earnings may need to be used for other purposes, so maybe the combined earnings that don’t need to be touched can be aggregate and distributed equally among all pools receiving the CF delegation. And if any pool is not acting in accordance with being a good SPO citizen or does not seem to be aligned with the goal of growing Cardano, then they would not be included.

In any event, I’m very grateful for receiving a delegation in the previous round ending now.

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Grats to all the winners! :partying_face:

I’m honored to be mentioned again, and I’ll keep working towards that shortlist! :+1:

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Thanks, I am happy to see GOMA Stake pool among the shortlisted ones. We did mint our first block yesterday even with a little 50K stake, so we did get some consolation :slight_smile:
Decentralization is key and maintaining a bare metal relay in Africa is costly. But we do beleive that in the long term, it may be worth it. Congrats to all those who got the delegation!

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Yay! Thanks for the support, PIXEL can dedicate even more time to building on Cardano now.
Exciting times :slight_smile:

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Congratulation to all the selected pool and keep pushing :muscle:

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As always a great list of contributors to our ecosystem! Congrats to everyone who works hard to make Cardano possible!

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Happy to be one of the winners, thank you all.
What I was doing, and I continue doing is writing code ;-), and making our project halscam.com even better for the Cardano community.

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@Cardano-Foundation and all pools here,
was on vacation and was socked and surprise when i received the Stake.
so glad for the rest of the pools.
and so happy and respect for the work you do here Cardano Foundation.

looking forward to be back and continue the hard work.
ciaoooo
Thomas
Community Manager for theTokenSquare17
TTS17

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