ASTCH - Assurance Pool
Online since March 29, 2021 (epoch 256)
We have lowered our fee to the new minimum (170 ADA) as of epoch 446.
We have lowered our margin to zero and pledge to keep it 0% until at least January 1, 2025.
During this time, we are commited to re-delegating all rewards to our pool "Pledge".
Thank you for giving our small pool a chance and staking with us as we continue to grow!
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Locally owned and operated by employees of a small IT shop. We have been in business for over 20 years, specializing in open-source network support, for small to medium sized businesses along the southern Gulf Coast, USA.
Our Relays and Core nodes feature redundant 1Gbps fiber feeds, Quad Core Xeon, 24GB RAM dedicated servers; hosted in our own, small, private datacenter.
Up to date nodes ( Cardano Node 8.1.2 as of 08/1/2023).
Our hardware infrastructure of privately owned Dell & HP servers, along with free collocation services (bandwidth, IPv4 space and power) make for a cost effective and reliable pool operation. We are techies and love what we do. Our stake pool was launced in March of 2021 (epoch 256) and our parent company has granted a 5 year lease, as of January 1, 2022 (through 2027). We have a solid commitment to the ASTCH pool resources and very little overhead, until at least 2027. You can feel confident that we are running a long term, stable and sustainable staking operation.
Securely hosted; using a privately addressed, non-routable, Core Block Producer network (private subnet, broadcast only, non-routable VLAN). We currently run 3 relay nodes in 2 separate locations (connected via IPSEC encrypted GRE tunnels), with an additional fail-over block producer and relay node located at each site.
We believe in hosting locally on bare-metal servers, as it provides unmatched flexibility, while helping to keep the Cardano network truly decentralized. We are committed to only running a single stake pool, keeping it separate from the centralized and highly concentrated cloud providers.
have been doing so much for so long with so little, that we are now
qualified to do anything with nothing." -Except
for web design. We obviously don't do web design;)