I am Sam, a Computer Science engineer from Germany with 20 years of experience in Networking. Last year, my teenage son asked me whether he could take part in an environmental demonstration in the city. I said that of course he could, but I would appreciate even more if he would make his personal contribution, irrespective how small it was. Since then he has been planting trees and improving the awareness regarding the importance of trees.
Trees clean the air we pollute and preserve the water we drink. We wish that our children continue to live in a world where everyone can see a pollution free SKY and would like to make our little contribution by donating to projects that plant trees around the world.
We believe in Cardano and the founding principles behind it. So that the network is not controlled by a few big pools, We have started this pool and wish to help new pools. 50% of the pool margin will be donated to environmental projects like ONE TREE PLANTED.
Please delegate to my pool - Sam's North SKY [SNSKY] and let’s make our small contribution in keeping our planet beautiful!
So that we at SNSKY can regularly donate to environmental projects, we would be thankful to get your delegation and we are not interested in any donations! Find out how easy it is.
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Compared to Bitcoin which is based on "Proof of Work" methodology, and requires a lot of energy, Cardano uses the "Proof of Stake" methodology. In simple words, in a "Proof of Stake" the pools having a high stake will have a high chance to mint blocks. The stake depends on how much the community delegates to a pool. Delegation is a kind of Voting but you don't transfer any crypto currency.
Want to know more: https://cardano.org/ouroboros#proof-of-stake
It is quite easy. Assuming that you own ADA and already have Yoroi Wallet installed, click for the Tab "Delegate" and search for our pool SNSKY ( or our Pool ID 075578defd7ee97cbeaa2937e5819099cb3835ac9f9c8b1a2c3a3578 ) and then press on the green "Delegate" button. That's it, you are done!
In case you don't have the Yoroi Wallet, you can install it from the official website: https://yoroi-wallet.com/
On an average in a year you can expect to earn rewards of around 5 - 6% return on your stake. As an example if you stake 10k ADA with us you should get around 500 - 600 ADA at the end of the year. But you dont have to wait so long as you will be rewarded automatically, in this case around 7 ADA in every Epoch (every 5 days) will be transfered to you. As the rewards are staked automatically, your returns get compounded!
No. Since no ADA is transferred you cannot lose it and it always stays safe with you. We would recommend to use a Hardware Wallet to keep your cryptocurrencies safe and avoid using online wallets.
For the moment we have decided for ONE TREE PLANTED. One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an environmental charity, it's on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees! Get to know more about it: https://onetreeplanted.org/
As said, it is enough for us if you delegate to our Pool. But in case you are so impressed that you can't resist donating, then just scan this code and transfer your ADA donation to it. We will add it to the overall donations.
or you can also directly donate to my Fundraiser
All our nodes fulfill the highest security standards including multiple Authentication layers and multiple firewalls.
At the moment we have 3 Relay nodes, 1 Producer node and 1 Monitoring node. One of the relays is on stand-by to act as producer if needed.
To support geographical decentralization, I have two Relays running in Europe and another two in India.
All nodes have the same specification and are with different providers at different locations, ensuring no single point of failure.