Greetings Cardano Community,
We are based in the Washington, DC area, and bring 25+ years of expertise in IT. We understand what it takes to be operational 24/7 and the impact of downtime. We understand the need for a reliable, secure, and high-availability server with low latency. We believe we can provide that to the Cardano community. This is just the beginning of our journey, and we plan to earn the community’s and delegates trust in strengthening/decentralizing the Cardano block chain by providing our stake pool services.
We participated in the HTN testnets and learned invaluable lessons that made our transition to mainnet easier. The Cardano Telegram group was amazing in assisting us in the early stages and is a valuable resource. We have dabbled in the Tezos crypto space, but after reading and educating ourselves about Cardano’s philosophy and technical papers, this was the only logical ecosystem in which to invest our energy and resources.
Website: Myriad Staking
Grafana Metrics: Myriad Staking
Pool infrastructure:We run on 3 dedicated servers - (2) relays and (1) core.
Relay (1): VPS cloud server with 2 CPUs, 4GB of ram, and 80GB of SSD storage that is easily scale-able to meet the demanding resources over time.
Relay (2): Bare metal custom built server that is very robust in terms of hardware specifications. It consists of 12 CPU cores, 32GB of ram, and 1TB of SSD storage.
Core Node: VPS cloud server with 4 CPUs, 8GB of ram, and 80GB of SSD storage. Also very scale-able for future demands*
*All private and wallet keys are stored offline
*Backups are encrypted with AES 256 bit encryption
*USB cold storage AES 256 bit encryption
*Yubikeys implemented on all devices and websites where compatible
*Cloud and local firewalls implemented
*Linux UFW actived on all servers
*Non-approved/non-validated third party applications are never used on servers
VM backups and snapshots are implemented on a daily/weekly basis. It would only take several minutes to restore a core or relay.
Why should users check out your pool?
We are passionate about changing the world via block-chain technology. We strongly believe in Cardano’s philosophy of a decentralized fiat system, proof of stake, and community governance. We hope you give us the chance to support the community as one of the most reliable and best Cardano staking pools for years to come. Thank you for your interest in Myriad Staking.