Some Cool Pools!

Hey All!

I know a lot of people are looking for pools to delegate to atm, including me, so I’ve decided to share the research I’ve done for myself so far (it’s incomplete and unreliable, so check for yourselves :wink: ).

My priorities when choosing a pool op -

  1. Support decentralization and Cardano’s values. Actively contributing to the community.
  2. Pool reliability, performance, and fees.
  3. Ran a pool on the ITN.

I’ve takes ROS and pool fee from this sheet kindly provided by @timo89.

I’m only sharing my personal, partial, flawed impressions, no recommendations included (also, I’ve talked to some of these operators, but am not affiliated with any).

So here we go (no particular order) -

Ticker ITN ROS Mainnet Var. Fee (pooltool) Op Geo Website
D360 10.4% 3% :us:
HDLS* 8.2% 3% :czech_republic:
HAPPY/MERRY 10.20%/10.13% 2.5%/- :kr:
DIGI/DIGI2 10.7%/11.27% 3%/3% :us:
DUCK 9.8% 2.99% :netherlands: ?
ANP 11.9% 2.5% :norway:
ATADA* 9.3% 2% :austria:
TRUE 11.6% 2.5% :de: **
NUTS 8.6% 4.9% :czech_republic:
HEX 12.75% 4.2% :romania:
CLIO1 10.8% 2.5% :it:
SCAR 7.33% 1.99% :us:
CRDNS 9.08% 2% :czech_republic:
LOVE 11.59% 3% :us:
VIPER 11.15% 2% :us:
MASP 10.43% 3% :netherlands:
GREEN - 2% :switzerland:

*- Less than 100 blocks on the ITN.
**- Site seems to be down.

Don’t go for the saturated ones :wink: .
I hope all the details are correct, and please let me know if you spot any errors.
Hope this will help somebody :tophat::womans_hat:.


Thanks for being mentioned. CLIO1 is based in Italy

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Updated @werkof :wink: .

Thank you for mentioning my pool!
Note that the spreadsheet I posted contains two sheets: “ITN” (with all the pools) and “ITN - Pools with at least 100 blocks minted” where statistical outliers have been filtered out

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Thanks @timo89, I missed that. Post updated to reflect pools with <100 blocks on ITN.
Loved the sheet btw :wink: .

Updated with mainnet Var. Fees.

How about adding our pool to that list. CPX,
Also on ITN with good performance and values.

I know @bigpey has produced a video outlining all the different parameters and how knowining these can serve you well @rin9s, thx for sharing your thoughts. :vulcan_salute:

Hey @Ahmad_Alkilani, welcome to the forum!
I’m sorry, but I can’t add your pool to the list at this time because I don’t know it.

First steps to consider which can help the community get to know your pool -

  1. Posting on the " Stake Pool Introductions" category (there’s a nice guide for that).
  2. Add more info about the pool setup and its operators on the pool’s website.

Generally speaking I would be happy to make this a community thread, but I think only people who are not affiliated with any pools should endorse pools here, and not operators.

That’s my 2c, but like I said, this list is just to share my own personal inclinations. :pray::dove:


Added stake pool intro for CPX today. Thanks for your consideration :slight_smile:

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