Introducing ALPS – Staking for our mountains [ALPS]

Dear Cardano Community!

Today I would like to introduce my stakepool [ALPS]. First of all, a brief introduction: My name is Lukas and I work as a software developer for an Austrian startup in the digital health sector.

Through my love for the mountains, the idea for [ALPS] was born. The Stakepool, which donates a part of its revenue to alpine clubs.

Recently, “Österreichischer Alpenverein” (Austrian Alpine Club) could be won as a partner.

Three blocks could already be created, in the current epoch 241 number four will follow.

From epoch 242 on, another 15M ADA are available, which were delegated via the Cardano Foundation Community Rotation.
This makes it possible to generate blocks more regularly and to support alpine clubs better.

To the pool
Ticker: [ALPS]
ID: 16d216d074625d2dbb75c20948e4d9a1efe0fe79c4c915d4b5391de1
Pledge: 130k ADA
Fixed costs: 340 ADA (minimum)
Variable costs: 1%

Hardware
1 core node and 2 relays
4 vCPUs each, 8GB Ram, 160 GB SSD, up to 400 Mbit/s, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Hosted in Germany by a provider that relies exclusively on renewable energy

Website: https://alps.kalu.solutions
Adapools: https://adapools.org/pool/16d216d074625d2dbb75c20948e4d9a1efe0fe79c4c915d4b5391de1

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Hi team!
I’ve staked my Ada on your pool:

16d216d074625d2dbb75c20948e4d9a1efe0fe79c4c915d4b5391de1

I see 2 charges of 0.172937 and 0.174433 as fees, post staking. Also my overall Ada count has reduced by 2.34737. Can somebody help me understand what is happening? I am unable to find any kind of live support to check if I’ve been charged twice for a single stake.

Hi,
we answered your question on twitter.

Hi Lukas,
I’ve also delegated my ADA to your pool.
My question is regarding the new saturation level of 32M (to become effective around March); As your current pool will already be saturated by this level, do I need to delegate by previously delegated ADA to your new pool or somewhere else to still received rewards?

Hi,
the exact date when saturation drops to 32M ADA is not yet defined, but it will probably be anytime in March.
You will still receive rewards if you stay at an oversatured pool (but less). You can also move to ALPS2 right now to avoid the risk of oversaturation in the first time.

ALPS2 is already producing blocks and the first rewards will be distributed at the end of this epoch (in 3 days)