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About stake4me

Our affiliation in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology shaped our attitude about technology. Exploring the technology with disruptive and versatile character keeps us ongoing. With experiences out of the Crypto Valley in Zug Switzerland, we found our way to Cardano and ADA, driven to become an established player in the Ecosystem and to be at the forefront of shaping a better future powerd by technology.

S4M Facts

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Active Pool Operator since ITN launch (Verified ITN Ticker)

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Team of 3 dedicated Crypto & Cardano enthusiasts since 2016

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Commitment to educate newcomers in the Crypto & Cardano universe

How to delegate your ADA?

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Buy ADA on an Exchange

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Transfer to Official Cardano Wallet (Daedalus, Yoroi)

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Open Delegation Center and Search for S4M or Pool ID

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Choose S4M and confirm your delegation

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Recieve congratulating message and wait for first rewards

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Fees

To enhance trust and satisfaction towards our delegators, at stake4me.com cost transparency is key! In this sense, we always try to keep our fees at a minimum, with the target to maximise the profits of our delegators and to provide a performant Stake Pool. As a Stake Pool Operator,

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DDoS-Protected &
99.9% Uptime

Our high performance server infrastructure offers the perfect basis to build a robust Stake Pool. It is equipped with SSD and DDOS attack protection and offers detailed monitoring. This trustworthy setup enables us to achieve an SLA of 99.95%

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Swiss Engineering

As a Swiss Stake Pool, stake4me.com is committed to the motto "Made in Switzerland", quality and trust is therefore key. Accordingly, we are proud to provide a you with a geo-redundant Stakepool mainly hosted and maintained in Switzerland.

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What is ADA and Staking ?

Ada held on the Cardano network represents a stake in the network, with the size of the stake proportional to the amount of ada held. The ability to delegate or pledge a stake is fundamental to how Cardano works. The amount of stake delegated to a given stake pool is the primary way protocol chooses who should add the next block to the blockchain, and receive a monetary reward for doing so.

The more stake is delegated to a stake pool (up to a certain point), the more likely it is to make the next block - and the rewards that it earns are shared between everyone who delegated their stake to that stake pool.

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Pledging Mechanism

While there is no required minimum pledge amount, pool operators can optionally pledge some or all of their stake to their pool to make their pool more attractive. The higher the amount of ada pledged, the more rewards the pool will receive, which will attract more delegation. The a0 protocol parameter defines the influence of the pledge on the pool reward.

Desirability Index

Desirability measures how desirable a stake pool is to an ada holder seeking to delegate their stake. It is influenced by a number of factors – including a stake pool’s margin, fee, performance, the total reward available in the current epoch, and saturation percentage – and contributes to determining a stake pool’s ranking.

Saturation Parameter (K)

Saturation is a term used to indicate that a particular stake pool has more stake delegated to it than is ideal for the network, while k is the targeted number of desired pools. Once a pool reaches the point of saturation, it will offer diminishing rewards. The saturation mechanism was designed to prevent centralization by encouraging delegators to delegate to different stake pools, and to incentivize operators to set up alternative pools so that they can continue earning maximum rewards. Saturation, therefore, exists to preserve the interests of both ada holders delegating their stake and stake pool operators, and to prevent any single pool from becoming too large.

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Decentralization Parameter

This tunable parameter will control the ratio of slots created by the federation of nodes compared to those by stake pool nodes. It will be used at the beginning of Shelley’s deployment to the mainnet. It’s important to note that all rewards will be distributed to operating stake pools and none to the federated nodes during this transition period. The decentralization parameter is being implemented to allow the network to stabilize.

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