Adage pool fees are very easy to understand:
- There is a fixed 0.84% fee on rewards earned
- Cardano also has a mandatory fee, that is meant to cover running costs of the pool. For ADAGE this fee is set to 380 ADA per epoch
If you want to delegate to this pool simply open your wallet and search for the ticker: ADAGE. Read more about how you get started here.
Infrastructure and hardware
Adage Stake Pool is one of a few pools located in Scandinavia. In the name of decentralization I have opted not to use any of the large scale cloud solutions such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft or similar for the main pool node. Instead the server is located in a air-conditioned and dust free server room where I work.
The server is a 4U bare-metal server and is equipped with 4 cores @ 3.00GHz and 8GB RAM. Software wise it is running cardano-node v on Ubuntu Server.
To keep costs down, the relays are running on cloud servers. The relay servers are located in different geographic locations and are each equipped with two cores and 4GB RAM.
The pool website
Many pool sites just consist of a landing page with a ticker name. But I want to take it a bit further and also provide more transparency with my site. This way you are able to track the pool performance in a more detailed way, and also see what software the pool is running, the uptime, network state etc. For security reasons the adage.app pool site is running on a different server from the pool.
Cardano-node is frequently being updated, so you may want to check out the news/blog section for more up-to-date information about the state of the network and the pool.
I have been involved in the crypto space for more than 5 years, and I am a firm Bitcoin supporter. In my opinion it will be very hard for competing crypto currencies to dethrone Bitcoin because of its unique history and properties. But I also think there is room for other quality projects, and in my opinion Cardano has what it takes to become the first truly decentralized smart contract platform, that uses Proof of Stake as it's consensus model.
Please note: This pool is running on Mainnet!
Mainnet has launched and ADAGE is ready! You will be able to delegate your ADA as soon as you can see the ADAGE ticker in your wallet. The latest Deadalus wallet (v2.0.0) is ready and available for download here.