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#Shelley Mainnet

First Delegations Are In

It is finally happening, we have our first delegations in. We like to say a thank you to the delegators that put their trust in our hands by choosing to delegate with us.

But to me personal the amount of delegation after two days is kind of disappointing. Especially when compared to other stake pool operations who were able to collect already millions of delegation in the same time frame.

Not only over the last 3 months i put all my energy and effort in this project, i was also involved in the Incentivized Test Network. Unfortunately due to the instabilities of Jormungandr this was not very successful.

I got involved in the ecosystem and was invited to other stake pool operator groups and had a chance to talk to other professionals. From this i gained a lot of knowledge but also trust and direct private connections which were valuable to extend our network connectivity on the Cardano Shelley mainnet.

Also i did help out a lot of other people in trying to setup a stake pool operation. Due to this i was able to detect that many people really should not run a stake pool operation because they simply lacking the skills for it. There is only so much you can learn in a short time frame of 3 months, it is definitely not compensating for the lacking experience and linux skills needed to maintain an enterprise grade solution.

As ADA4PROFIT we are providing our delegators with the skills and expertise needed to run and maintain complex enterprise environments like a stake pool.

We have over 25 years experience with complex software solutions, are running our own software development company and as such we are backed by our own development team.

We are planning to build our own blockchain based solutions on top of Cardano. Something we have already done before on Ethereum, on which we have several solutions running for our clients.

We committed ourselves to this project because of the many unique aspects of this project.

Our stake pools pledge is locked for the coming three years to show our commitment.

We are currently maintaining 10 cloud server machines in different locations around the world. The majority of them are bare metal servers, to achieve the best results in forging blocks for our delegators.

We opened our own Youtube channel to inform you about Cardano and blockchain related topics. We produced our own content and made a delegation guide for the community and many more things to come.

Unfortunately we can not do this alone. We need your support, the support from delegators to achieve our personal goals. Delegators who are in search of a stake pool operation, that can guarantee them with good return on stake.

We will not disappoint you. Our infrastructure is in place and we are providing the expertise required to run and maintain complex enterprise environments.

Our infrastructure was battle tested over the last months, now it is ready to work for our delegators to provide them with an excellent return on stake.

If you are also as committed as we are, you should consider us together we can dot this. Delegate your stake with us to achieve the best results on your stake.

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#Shelley Mainnet

It Is Time To Delegate

In our previous post “Delegation Guide” we mentioned that we would inform the community about the availability of the new Daedalus Mainnet wallet.

Yesterday we had the launch of Shelley at 22:45 PM UTC, the Cardano network became fully decentralized. A moment we all looked forward to.

As pool operators and owners we worked hard to have our infrastructure in place for this moment where users can start delegating their stake to stake pool.

In below scheme you can see that you can start delegating your stake to the stake pool of your choice. Your delegation will become active on the 8th of August and the first rewards will be delivered on the 18th of August to your wallets.

In order to delegate you have to download the new Daedalus Mainnet wallet for your operating system.

Click on the image to go to the Daedalus download page

The new Daedalus (Shelley) Mainnet wallet will automatically import your wallets from the Daedalus Byron Mainnet wallet.

Once the chain is checked and synced up, your Byron Mainnet wallets will appear.

In order to delegate to one or more stake pools, you have to create one or more new Shelley wallets. Please be careful! Write your passphrases (now 25 words) down and double check them. Assign a spending password and save both your passphrase(s) and spending password(s) in a safe place, don’t loose them !

After this you can move your ADA from your Byron Mainnet wallet(s) to the newly created Shelley Mainnet wallet(s). For this you need your Byron Mainnet spending password at hand.

Once you have your ADA in your new Shelley Mainnet wallet(s), you can start the delegation process. In case you like to know more about this process or how to choose a stake pool, download our Delegation Guide. (Note: The delegation guide is based on Haskell Testnet 3, but the delegation process is exactly the same. We will do our best to update this guide on basis of the new Daedalus Mainnet wallet shortly.)

We would love to see you joining our stake pools A4PEU (JUNO) or A4PUS (SATURN). Our stake pools run on cloud-native infrastructure provided on bare metal servers in the US and Europe. ADA4PROFIT is operating in total 10 servers, 6 public relay nodes, 2 hidden relay nodes and 2 stake pools, to guarantee an excellent return on stake for our delegators.

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#Shelley Mainnet

Shelley Is Here

To the whole team of IOHK and the community a big thumbs up. From the successful Incentivized Test Network into a fully decentralized network Shelley. These were great achievements made in the past few months months.

Where many people were very skeptical about this project because of the “slow process”, they will be proven wrong. Cardano is here to stay and will start gaining traction on basis the launch of Shelley mainnet. It will outperform most of the other projects because of their formal methods and scientific approach. Reason for this is a solid foundation for the future and the hard work that they put into this project. Instead of rushing out functionalities, or simply forking from another blockchain. Specifications are being reviewed, by the smartest people in the industry.

Past months were exciting and sometimes tiring, because of the pace in which the updates came to us as stake pool owners and operators. Looking back it was worth all the effort. IOHK delivered according to plan that was communicated to us. A great achievement.

We are thrilled to be a part of this experience. We are looking forward to all the great things that’s still to come from this amazing team and community.

ADA4PROFIT is live on the Mainnet thanks to a great achievement of the Cardano project team. Also, because of the many contributions that came out of the community.

Shelley Mainnet Wallet

The whole experience was, in one word, great! From the preparation to get our nodes up and running, to the collaboration between different stake pool owners and operators, and the release of the new Daedalus Mainnet wallet after the hardfork.

We are looking forward to the journey we are going to make together with Cardano, hopefully you do to.

Join us in this journey by delegating your owned ADA to our stake pools JUNO (ticker A4PEU) and SATURN (ticker A4PUS). We will take care of a flawless operation and excellent return on stake.