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pools

announcement

IOG announced that the k parameter will increase to 500 on December 6th. This will bring the saturation point to 64Million ADA. This means that if nothing happens SECUR will be oversaturated by 100Million and that will significantly affect the RoS that we can achieve.

We see it as our primary responsibility to make sure that your stake receives the best returns possible. For this it is absolutely pivotal that we are below 64Million on December 6th. Unfortunately we have very few dials that we can turn to convince delegators to re-delegate to another pool. The most important one is the margin. We have therefore come up with the following strategy:
  • At the start of next epoch on Saturday November 7th we will raise the margin to the earlier announced 0.85%
  • Two epochs later, on November 17th, if the rate of outflow is not enough, we will raise again to 1.5%
  • Finally, on November 27th if the pool is still too far oversaturated, we will raise to 3%
Hopefully this staged increase will reach enough delegators and convince them to take action.

We aim to always offer a place to get optimal rewards in a 0% pool. At this time, that is our second pool SECUR2 which has a lot of room left. If that pool becomes saturated too, we will open a third pool and so on. We hope that you stick with us.

infrastructure

Our nodes and management functions are running on the AWS cloud services as well as some additional services that we use to further automate and secure our operations. If you want to learn more about how we leverage each of these services or what our architecture looks like, then find us on Telegram.

We use the following services:

services

stakepool as a service

We are good at operating complex IT systems in a high secure environment at a competitive cost and we would like to stick to what we are good at. Some people are good at marketing and offering smart business solutions to delegators or want to use their stake for the good of securing the Cardano system further than delegation only, but lack the IT skill to operate a pool.

For these reasons we offer to set up and run a stakepool for anyone who is willing to pledge at least 1 million ADA.
  • Through the margin of the pool you can increase your return on stake with multiple percentage points
  • We share risk and we share rewards. Our upside is sharing in the margin rewards of the pool
  • We will enter into a potentially long-term relationship that is built on trust, so we will exchange real life identities and have at least one conference call with video before we start
  • It is important to us that you understand where the risks are and which controls we have implemented to mitigate them. In a call we will go over them
If this is interesting to you, please reach out at or find us on Telegram

multi-pool considerations

We understand that operating multiple pools is controversial to some as it reduces decentralization. On the other hand, many pools currently operate with a very low pledge (lower than 100K) which lowers the bar for an attacker to launch multiple low-pledge pools that are attractive enough to gain a high amount of stake. We therefore believe that there is a balance to be struck between the number of pools a single entity should control and the amount of pledge that goes into these pools. We believe that this balance lies higher than 1 stake pool.

SecureStaking commits to the following:
  • We will never control more than 5% of the total stake, meaning 7 fully saturated pools at the time of writing
  • We will always be transparent about the pools we operate, even if all non-technical aspects are run by someone else. All pools we control are listed on this site
  • We will not run pools with a margin or cost that is an outlier to the other pools. Meaning the cost is 340ADA and the margin has a 5% maximum
  • All pools will be Goguen enabled to support the network also in the Goguen Era

about us

who are we?

We are two independent contractors with a strong passion and belief in the cryptocurrency industry. With our combined over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and cybersecurity we operate a stakepool at cost to support the community.

The stakepool is running on Amazon Web Services to offer the highest level of security at a reasonable price. Find the current details of our pool under pool stats.

René

René is a cybersecurity consultant with over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, systems design and consulting mostly in the financial sector

Jake

Jake is a cloud architect with over 20 years of experience in application development, security and cloud architecture mostly in the financial sector

our philosophy

We believe in the empowerment of the individual. Everyone should have the opportunity to take control of their finances, but ideally most aspects of their lives. It does not mean having to do everything yourself, but it's about having a choice.

We believe in cutting out the middle-man. Middlemen have a place if they add value, but providing trust (and control) is no longer a valid value-add proposition. Decentralized ledger technologies promise vast improvements in cost-efficiency.

Come talk to us in Telegram

looking ahead

The future of the cryptocurrency space is bright. There is room for multiple independent chains with each their niche features or market. As adoption grows, more and more traditional markets will be replaced by a solution on-chain as it offer inherent trust and vast cost-reductions.

This will start in developing countries, where the power of the incumbents can be overcome. This will actually put those countries in a better position to combat corruption and be competitive in the international markets than countries that do not yet migrate community services to the blockchain.

We look forward to the time where it is possible to prove ownership of identity, land, investments and our house by owning a private key instead of relying on (government) institutions.

contact

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