ABOUT

The main goal of our pools is to support the Cardano community, ecosystem and decentralization. We are offering a low staking fee, without compromising on performance and support.

The delegation of your ADA to our Cardano pools DOES NOT require you to send us your ADA; the delegation is a totally different operation and can be done in the following wallets:

  • Daedalus Wallet

    Daedalus is a full-node wallet which means that it downloads, stores and validates the full copy of the blockchain. It can operate in a trustless manner and it does not rely on centrally hosted servers.

  • Yoroi Wallet

    Yoroi is a light wallet, which means it does not download the full copy of the blockchain. It connects to trusted servers which have the full copy of the blockchain.

Cycle

The delegation/reward cycle is the following:




Once you delegate, you will have to wait between 15 and 20 days to get first rewards from chosen pool, provided the pool has signed blocks. After that, you would get rewards every 5 days.

Delegation A, in the diagram, would take 18 days from delegation to rewards.

Mainnet

Ticker: ANGEL
Pool ID: 00004614332ac81201d8302d4cb8262502af229256e143dc2156156e


  • - Pool specifications -

    OS: Ubuntu server 20.04 LTS
    Availablity: 99.99%
    LOCATION: Nodes distributed in several locations
    SETUP: 5 Servers:
    1. Angel BP node
    2. Relay 1
    3. Relay 2
    4. Relay 3 (private/backup BP)
    5. Monitoring & Alerts


  • - Fees & Pledge -

    Fixed fee (per epoch): 340
    Percentage fee: 1.77 %
    Pledge: 500k
Ticker: SION
Pool ID: 0000558092d1645b110130bb1b9d449dced79bfccf313e2880e6cf38


  • - Pool specifications -

    OS: Ubuntu server 20.04 LTS
    Availablity: 99.99%
    LOCATION: Nodes distributed in several locations
    SETUP: 5 Servers:
    1. SION BP node
    2. Relay 1
    3. Relay 2
    4. Relay 3 (private/Backup BP)
    5. Monitoring & Alerts


  • - Fees & Pledge -

    Fixed fee (per epoch): 340
    Percentage fee: 1.77 %
    Pledge: 50k

STATS

The following websites list available pools in Cardano and provide a live comparison in terms of several factors such as live stake, epoch fee, variable fee, pool pledge, lifetime blocks, etc.

https://pooltool.io

PoolTool is an excellent website that has been developed by PapaCarp. It basically offers anything that a pool operator or delegator might need.
The information when you click on a single pool is very extensive. It basically list all the relevant metric epoch by epoch, with a supporting graphic interface. It also shows the history of blocks and list of delegators. For delegators, it shows the rewards history epoch by epoch, as well as the equivalent value in different currencies (USD, BTC, EUR, etc)

It has available a telegram bot (https://t.me/PoolToolBot) that allows operators and delegators to follow certain pools and be notificed in real time of changes of stakes, minted blocks, pool fees, etc.

https://adapools.org

Adapools is another excellent website for pools monitoring which boasts of an impressive graphic interface. It can be used by both pool operators as well as delegators. This website has suffered a massive overhaul for shelley mainnet. It allows to sort out pools according to different parameters such as share/stake, 30 day ROA, BPE, fees, Pledge, etc.
Adapools has implemented their own smart ranking calculation that takes a large number of parameters into account (ROS across several epochs, number of delegators and their stake variance, difference between active & live stake, etc). This ranking is used by Yoroi app.

It also has available a telegram bot (https://t.me/AdaPoolsOrg_bot) to notify anyone subscribed, in real time, every time a pool (s) signs a block. It also has other features such as a delegation newsletter.
Similar to pooltool, when you click on a single pool you get a list all the relevant metric epoch by epoch.

Other tools that can be used to monitor pool stats are Daeadalus wallet and Pegasus Tool for smartphones

DELEGATION GUIDE

You can download and install Daedalus wallet or Yoroi Shelley.

Once you accomplish that, you can proceed to delegate your ADA in either Daedalus or Yoroi

- Daedalus Delegation -

  1. Click on delegation tab
  2. Click on Stake pools tab
  3. Type in ANGEL or SION in the pools search box (also possible is ANGEL STAKE or SION STAKE)
  4. Click on the result (make sure it is ANGEL STAKE POOL or SION STAKE POOL) and you should get a popup window like the one to the right
  5. Click on "Delegate to this pool" button and follow the instructions to enter your spending password
  6. Verify your delegation transaction, and as soon as you see LOW confirmation you are done

- Yoroi delegation -

  1. Select Delegation List in the top right corner
  2. Enter ANGEL or SION into the search field and click SEARCH (also possible is ANGEL STAKE or SION STAKE)
  3. Make sure that the result is ANGEL STAKE POOL or SION STAKE POOL and Click on DELEGATE. You then get a popup window that will guide you through the next steps of the delegation process
  4. Click on Transactions to verify that delegation transaction went through, the status of the transaction should change to LOW (then MEDIUM and last HIGH)

- Note -

The cost of delegation should be ~2.18 ADA, 2 ADA the delegation certificate and ~0.18 ADA the transaction fee.

FAQ

Q1. What is Cardano?

A. Cardano is a decentralized, Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain-based system, that use the ADA (₳) coin.
It is a smart contract-based system that can be used to run Decentralized Apps (called DApps). It was designed as a layered system, so it has a settlement layer (CSL) used for ADA exchange and a computing layer (CCL) to runs the Smart Contracts. Cardano is the first cryptocurrency which runs on a scientific peer review, so its safety is mathematically proven.

Q2. What exactly is the Cardano coin ADA?

A. ADA (₳) is the digital currency of Cardano. It was named after Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematician and daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron
Its primary use is to provide a quick and safe currency exchange and to allow users to operate various Smart Contracts and applications seamlessly.
IOHK, along with Japanese company Emurgo, began developing Cardano in 2015, and its first phase, Byron, was released in 2017. ADA is pre-capped at 45 millions with 31 millions currently in circulation.

Q3. What is a staking pool?

A. A staking pool is an active (leader) node in Cardano's blockchain.
It secures the network and signs blocks for Cardano's blockchain on behalf of the delegators. This process earns rewards which are automatically distributed to the delegators by the protocol.

Q4. Why the need for staking pools?

A. Cardano nodes are randomly chosen to sign blocks for Cardano's blockchain according to the Ouroborus protocol. At the slot assignment, the node must be well-connected and in sync with the blockchain in order to create and propagate the block.
This process is done in order to keep Cardano decentralized.

Q5. Do I need to delegate my ADA to a staking pool?

A. No. This is not required, but it is HIGHLY recommended if you do not run a full node 24/7.
Delegating your ADA also helps secure the Cardano blockchain, while earning you rewards.

Q6. How to select a pool?

A. Delegation to the largest staking pools is not recommended. This could lead to unevenly distributed staking pools, where a few number of large pools dominate the blockchain. This therefore can drastically affect Cardano network's stability and security.
To prevent centralization the incentive mechanisms use the concept of saturation, so once a pool passes the saturation point, the returned rewards are GREATLY diminished. Also it is quite important to select a pool that has a considerable pledge, because it indicates a higher commitment in terms of finantial resources by the pool operator or owner. In ANGEL and ZION case, we are pool operator and owner at the same time

Q7. Do I need to Send ADA to pool in order to get rewards?

A. No. You should NEVER EVER send your hard-earned ADA to any staking pool. To earn rewards, you ONLY NEED TO DELEGATE your wallets to your selected staking pools (hopefully ANGEL or SION) by using your Daedalus Wallet or Yoroi Wallet.

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