Intro for myself and my 4WARD pool

Hello. I have a long software and systems engineering background. Last year I started a small business in Virginia, USA for ethereum mining. Since then I had been looking for a sustainable project to invest in after eth goes to POS. (I’ll probably still mine, but no one can say what will ultimately happen at that point).

I looked at pretty much all of the other POS networks and they all have their own pain points. It’s either expensive hardware, expensive daily costs, and/or substantial holdings of their crypto. I didn’t start buying until this year, so that didn’t give me too many options.

Reading more about Cardano, their pragmatic approach, and the potential pipelined products, I decided to run a pool. I still was hesitant because of the competition and the fact that it’s incredibly difficult to get a pool off the ground. But I pressed forward anyway because I do believe in the project.

To separate my pool from others, I felt I needed a mission for my pool. At the time, I couldn’t find any pools that donated to veterans so that’s where I started looking (there may be some since I didn’t go through all 3000 pools… but I couldn’t find any). It took a little while and I had to work my network but I found a fantastic 501(c) called the Third Option Foundation. I decided that I’ll donate 50% of my proceeds to their mission.

I’m still building my pool and working to get it advertised. It’s slow going, but I’m in it for the long haul.

If you are interested in getting more information about the pool itself and the Third Option Foundation, please visit:

Thank you. I look forward to learning what I can from you all.

  • Steve