Always 2% margin!
(most profitable & smallest possible fixed fee)
1. Download the Daedalus wallet from the official Cardano website at Daedaluswallet.io and download the Daedalus Wallet in the top-right menu. Right after the Shelley hard-fork, there was version 2.0.0. Download the latest version for your operating system and install it.
2. Right after the installation, the wallet will sync and download the ADA blockchain, this may take a while so go grab a cup of coffee and let the wallet do it’s thing. It should take not more than an hour if you have a standard network connection and a modern computer.
3. Make sure to send Ada to your wallet and if you don’t have any Ada yet then click here to buy some and send it to your wallet.
4. Go to the delegation tab and click on stake pools then search for ALL1 and click on the pool then click on delegate to this pool then click continue.
5. Choose your wallet from the drop down menu and click continue twice then enter your wallet password.
*You’re All Done. You’ll start receiving Ada passive income next Epoch*
A stake pool is a reliable server node that focuses on maintenance and holds the combined stake of various stakeholders. Stake pools are at the core of Ouroboros, the Cardano proof-of-stake protocol. They are responsible for processing transactions and producing new blocks.
To be secure, Ouroboros requires a good number of ada holders to be online and maintaining sufficiently good network connectivity. This is why Ouroboros relies on stake pools committed to running the protocol 24/7, on behalf of ada holders.
While Ouroboros is cheaper to run than a proof of work protocol, running Ouroboros still incurs some costs. Stake pool operators are rewarded for running the protocol in the form of incentives from transaction fees and inflation of the circulating supply.
As Cardano is a proof-of-stake system, owning ada not only allows you to buy goods or services, but also confers upon you the right and obligation to participate in the protocol and create blocks.
These two uses can be separated by the delegation mechanism, meaning someone who owns ada can keep the spending power, while delegating the power to participate in the protocol to someone else, a stake pool. It is important to note that funds can be spent normally at any time, regardless of how they are delegated.
Pledging is an important mechanism that encourages the growth of a healthy ecosystem within the Cardano blockchain. When you register a stake pool you can choose to pledge some, or all, of your ada to the pool, to make it more attractive to people that want to delegate. Pledging is not required when setting up a stake pool, it can make the stake pool more attractive to delegators, as the higher the amount of ada that is pledged, the higher the rewards that will be paid out. The a0 protocol parameter defines the influence of the pledge on the pool reward.
During each epoch, rewards are distributed to all stakeholders who have delegated to a stake pool, either to their own stake pool, or another pool. These rewards come from two sources:
The following formula outlines how the rewards mechanism works. The available rewards amount, transaction fees, plus monetary expansion, is denoted by R. First, the share of all available rewards that a specific pool can receive is determined, as follows:
These elements are defined as follows:
Note that z0, σ and s are all relative, so they are fractions of the total supply, as they all lie between zero and one.
Two important considerations are:
Remember that the pledge is declared during pool registration, (alongside the cost and margin values), and has to be honored by the pool owners who are delegating to the pool: If they collectively delegate less than the declared pledge, pool rewards for that epoch will be zero. Note that the pool will be public, if its operator margin is set to less than 100%.
The rewards that are produced by this formula are now adjusted by pool performance: We multiply by β/σ, where β is the fraction of all blocks produced by the pool during the epoch.
For a perfectly performing pool, one that produces all blocks that it can produce, this factor will be one, on average. The actual value will fluctuate due to the stochastic nature, or random process. of the Ouroboros Praos consensus algorithm.
After pool rewards have been calculated and adjusted for pool performance, they are distributed amongst the pool operator and the pool members, or people who delegated part, or all of their stake, to the pool. This happens in several steps:
A pledging calculator is available to use for estimation purposes. The rewards predicted by this calculator are only an estimate. The actual amount of ada received in rewards may vary, and will depend on a number of factors including; the actual stake pool performance, that is, the number of blocks a stake pool is observed to produce in a given epoch, versus the number it was expected to produce. Changes to network parameters may also affect rewards.
The annualized equivalent returns given by this calculator assume that stake is delegated to the same stake pool for a 365-day period, and that stake pool performance and other settings are consistent over that time-frame. IOHK & All Cardano accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy between estimated and actual rewards.
Disclaimer: this calculator is provided for guidance only.