Hey guys, I think I’m getting confused with regards to the whole staking pool, and full nodes aspect, and was wondering if someone could help me out.
Anyone can with a small amount of ada can have run their own stake, however, the profits for this probably wouldn’t be worthwhile, right? So, therefore, it would be advantageous for them to join a stake pool.
So my question… can those users then form their own stake pool, and join together with other ada owners and then start to see returns on their stake? or do different stake pools have to be run by separate full nodes in which there are only going to be 100 different stake pools that are run by the 100 main nodes that are envisaged?
What I think I’m trying to get at is… is there a physical difference between the 100 full nodes and stake pools, or are stake pools just going to be run on the 100 full nodes?
The reason I’m getting to is that I’d be interested in setting up a Staking pool, however if there is only going to be 100 different staking pools because there is only 100 full nodes then my chances are slim of being granted as a running a stake pool?
Also is there a difference in nodes and full nodes, I see both terms being used and I’m struggling to differentiate between them??
Thanks for your help guys hope these questions aren’t too silly!