We are a stake pool running on the Cardano mainnet. Like Cardano, we are just getting started and excited about Cardano's future and the road ahead.
We are technical IT consultants by trade and we are passionate about Cardano. We have all of the skills required to run a high performing, reliable and secure stake pool.
As for the name, we aren't actually based in California (sorry for any confusion, we are based in Australia and our nodes are situated in East USA), we just like the song and thought it would be a fitting name for somewhere people will want to stake and never want to leave...
We believe in honesty and transparency so for that reason we want to make you aware of the following information. The amount of stake a pool has determines how likely a pool is to produce blocks. One advantage of smaller pools is that rewards are distributed amongst less delegators which may work out to be as much, if not more than pools with more delegators, however, pools do need reach a minimum threshold to consistently begin to produce blocks. Right now, we need support from more delegators to consistently produce blocks so please consider staking with us.
While we have no control over stake, we will be ensuring everything within our control is of the highest quality.
If you do choose to stake with one of the larger pools watch out for saturation. You can learn more about it here.
To stake with us see our Staking Section below.
While things are still rapidly changing, we have decided to leverage the flexibility and stability of a trusted cloud platform for hosting our stake pool nodes and supporting infrastructure and we hold certifications for this platform. As requirements change we will continually re-evaluate our implementation and choose the most appropriate infrastructure.
As for security, your ADA is always safe when staking. For details, take a look at some of our staking security tips in our Staking Section below. We have configured all appropriate security, backup and monitoring mechanisms on our infrastructure to ensure our pool remains secure and reliable.
We believe our stake pool's performance and reliability will speak for itself. See our Performance Section below.
We dont plan on changing these values but if for some reason the need arises, we will let you know on Twitter.
Staking with ANY pool is safe if you are staking correctly. You can never loose your ADA from staking.
A couple of things to be aware of when staking:
The above stats are provided by AdaPools.org
We are working on providing you with some more live data