Dear stakers and Cardano lovers,
I like to introduce my Cardano stake pool to you and hope that, after reading this, you consider staking some of your ADA to my pool.
My name is Erik and I am the pool operator of Moving Average Stake Pool [MASP], a stake pool located in the Netherlands. The core node of this stake pool is running on a low-energy consuming bare metal server, a LattePanda Alpha. The two relay nodes of MASP are running on DigitalOcean VPS; one in Amsterdam and one in New York. Both relays are well connected to the network.
Why stake with MASP?
- MASP is running on a bare metal server which is the ultimate decentralisation solution (imagine Amazon goes down with all those core nodes running on Amazon Web Services).
- MASP is an independent, single node stake pool (again yeah for decentralisation!). I’m not going to fire up 10 or 20 nodes.
- MASP has committed itself to donate 10% of its income to a COVID-19 related charity or research funds.
- MASP has no fancy pansy website promising 24/7 uptime and 100% block production (although MASP does all of that ). MASP does have a blog keeping you up to date.
Fixed fee: 340 ADA
Variable fee: 3%
Pledge: 50K ADA
ITN ROS: 10.43%
ITN blocks: 160
Webiste: Moving Average Stake Pool
Why MASP donates to a COVID-19 charity or research funds?
In my daily life, I’m a molecular biologist working in the department of Medical Microbiology of a large hospital. While MASP was running a stake pool on the ITN testnet, the coronavirus pandemic started and as the head of the molecular lab I had to prepare for testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Since that time our lab technicians have been testing for SARS-CoV-2 24/7 and currently we are preparing for the coming winter period. COVID-19 has been my life for the last 4 months and it is a terrible disease which causes a lot of havoc. Through Cardano I hope to collect some money to fight COVID-19.
What is this name Moving Average Stake Pool?
When I started my stake pool on the Incentivised Testnet I choose the name MedusA Stake Pool [MASP]. After a week I found out there was already a pool named Medusa wallet [MDS]. From the registration date of the ticker on Github it was clear that MDS was first so I decided to change my name to Moving Average Stake Pool. This way I could keep my ticker MASP and the term moving average is a stock indicator that is commonly used in technical analysis of the stock market.