A gorgeous Cardano stakepool

  • Ticker: RAOOL
  • Pool ID: fb2ef0b6933e23890ae8ca4a4d3137f61991aab76b33a2426e0f6aa2
  • Pledge: 31.500 ADA
  • Fees: 3% + 340 ADA
  • Telegram: @RaSpool

Who is behind?

A Full-time IT Administrator for more than 5 years.
I’m fortunate to work with various environments such as IBM iSeries (AS400), Microsoft (Windows Server) and several Unix distributions, for several banks.

A Spare-time software developer for more than 7 years.
I discovered IT through software development. Since then, I automate everything I can, at work or at home.

Those two descriptions fit in one guy, me!
I’m a stakepool operator (commonly SPO) in my early 30s’, happy to be part of this amazing (r)evolution.

Why am I doing it?

My motivation is driven by two things.

The first one is Technology.
At first, setting up a RaspberryPi to play SuperNes games was pretty cool, but I wanted it to do more than that.
Then, I found its true purpose when IOHK launched the ITN. That’s when I started to dig more on how to configure this pocket-card size computer in order for him to do huge things. For it to be a node of the blockchain, and even build it by creating blocks was an amazing experience.
And I’m really excited to participate actively to this adventure that is clearly designing the future of our society. I was too young to be part of the internet revolution, I’m not going to miss this one.

The second one is about Investment.
Of course, I’m speaking about money investment like I did by buying the servers to host the relays and block-producer, VPS that act as independant firewall for each server, SSDs, etc… and hoping to be rewarded.
But I mainly refer to time investment. I love spending time learning, understanding, implementing, debugging and tweaking this stuff to get the best of it. Rest assured that I don’t do it at the expense of security. As per my professional background and regarding my personnal investment in this matter, I simply can’t afford to lose everything because I would have not put enough time educating myself on how to build this stakepool properly.

How it works

The Producer

One Raspberry Pi 4
> 8Go RAM
> Samsung QVO SSD 1Tb
> Ubuntu 20.04
> Secured behind a dedicated VPS firewall

Hosting two relays and the main block-producer

LightSpeed

FTTH broadband to ensure
constant synchronization
with the blockchain

The Replica

One Raspberry Pi 4
> 8Go RAM
> Samsung QVO SSD 1Tb
> Ubuntu 20.04
> Secured behind a dedicated VPS firewall

Hosting two relays and a dormant block-producer