Ada North Pool

Who operates the pool?

My name is Eystein Hansen and I live in Norway where I have a 8-4 daytime job in field of psychology/law. I have programmed since I was 6 years old and had a great time using Linux based OS now for a Cardano staking pool.

What is your history with the Cardano project?

My experience with the Cardano ecosystem started back in December 2017 and my first post on the official Cardano forums in January of 2018.

I was involved in petitioning for changing leadership of Cardano Foundation and the change actually was published on my birthday. You can also find me on some episodes of Cardano Effect (episodes 68, 64 and 58 as of writing this post).

What is the setup of your pool?

I have a Ryzen 3700x together with 64GB of ECC ram and two 4TB enterprise 24/7 type HDDs and two 0.5TB NVME SSDs. I have recently also invested in stronger networking performance with two Mellanox ConnectX-4 network cards and a Mikrotek 4011 router.

We also have 2x 2200VA UPS's for power redundancy and I am currently exploring adding a dedicated fiber straight into the networking card of the server. While this hardware seems overkill for simple financial transaction messaging it has already proven itself valuable in running several nodes for helping propagate and have an overview of the network. When smart contracts arrive it is also possible contracts will need state oracles and these will need to be high throughput capable servers.

Overall I am very pleased I still only draw roughly 35-45 watts in day to day operations so it's ECO friendly.

What are your plans for the future of your pool?

I hope to have data center capabilities to help support the ecosystem in whatever form is needed. I am also quite active in discussions regarding governance issues and hope to help in this field. For example I have made some theories regarding a legal DSL (we have Marlow for financial DSL why not a legal DSL to help with governance issues?) See my post on this on the Cardano Forum: https://forum.cardano.org/t/bitlaw-a-legal-system-with-a-dsl-for-cardano-governance/18887

Why should people delegate to your pool?

First of all delegate to me if you do not want to see only cloud based (AWS/Digital Ocean etc) based servers. I am on a home server.

Also delegate to my pool if you want a pool that does it uttermost to not create forks in the network and have a large overview of the overall network, while also focusing on growing together with the system, and hopefully also helping more when we get to smart contracts and in the future sharding/sidechains that will require more throughput.

For more information about Ada North Pool, go to adanorthpool.com.