Hello cardanians, I want to share with you my first impressions about operating a Small Pool.
First of all many thanks to delegators who decided to support us!
CHRTY is a small pool from Romania which decided to support decentralization and child education.
So, let’s begin… it’s true! before 2017 I didn’t know much things about crypto market; I started to make research and discovered thousands of projects on the market… I said :“I need to make research to find the best project which will succeed in the next years”… after many days of research somehow Cardano catch me in… and never let me go :))) since than I watched all video and tweets about update and the future of Cardano. It seems I took the best decision!
Years passed, warts and all, and here we are in July 2020. The best year for Cardano in my opinion since the project started (2021 will be amazing); the most awaited Shelley was finally lunched!
I understood that to succeed people was invited to create pools, to became a pool operator. Great, I said! Now it’s that time when I actually can do something to support my souls project… let’s do it! how can be worse beside doing nothing
After many hours spent to read many tutorials about how to create a stake pool, how to configuring, how is the best to do it… CHRTY was live.
I started with 1 BP and 2 Relays and medium configuration needed (6CPU cores, 8G RAM, etc);
The days passed fast and nothing happened until epoch 220 when I waked up and found that we created 1st block… wow that was amazing, I was so enthusiast (like a child on Christmas day :)) ).
I forget to mention that at the begining I haven’t the intention to make CHRTY pool public, I just wanted to keep it anonymous (based on my calculation 1 block per month will be more than sufficient). I upgraded the nodes, added a new Relay and ready to create blocks… but (yes there is always a but ) I said what if? What I will try to promo and make CHRTY a great pool like many others? What can go wrong I said, have a great topology, great hardware, great performance, all I need now are delegators.
the hard part is just beginning …
hei, why delegators will not choose CHRTY, has a great potential like any others pools, I was telling myself then …I have a great project investing in child education, the rewards of delegators will not be affected, what can go wrong?
well, I’m in that position where I’m spending money from my pocket to keep servers online, in other words to support Cardano, the decentralization!
even now when the saturation point will drop to 63.6 million ADA on December 6th no new delegators
I thought will be easy but after almost 3 month I can affirm that this is indeed the hard part;
This should be the easy way because delegators should support small pools which are supporting decentralization - this is the way that this project should works, the only way that can succeed!
Now after few research I discovered that BIG pools which will be satturated are creating another pools instead to try to help small pools! I don’t condemn anyone, everyone has right to decide!
There are a lot things to be discussed, it is a “hot” subject!
I still hope that other delegators will discover CHRTY pool and they will decide to support it!
Together we can succeed!
This was written for people who are thinking to running a new pool (without delegators your pool will cost you money)!
If you read this, I want you to thank for your time!
ps: Sorry for bad english, I hope was not so bad