Welcome to Odin's stakepool!
Odin's stake pool aims to provide the very best staking experience. With reliable service and an experienced operator. Odin have been online since August 2020 and is one of the longest running pools on the Cardano network. If you are interested in staking with team Odin don't hesitate to delegate to us. We are looking forward to managing your delegation. Follow Odin_StakePool on twitter to recieve the latest updates.
I'm an experienced system administrator and software developer, with years of experience from managing servers and developing cutting edge code for a wide variety of research projects and academic institutions. I have extensive experience working with and administrating Linux systems and servers. Over the years I have worked on many IT-projects both professionally and for fun, and I have several years of experience with blockchain thechnology even before finding Cardano.
I know what is required to maintain a secure and reliable server infrastructure, and I'm hoping to use my skills to provide a very good staking experience for everyone using our pool.
As the leader of Asgard, I have been keeping an watchful eye on what is going on with the humans in Midgard recently. We are most impressed by your recent exploration of what you mortals call "Crypto currency". While we normally adhere to a very strict non-interference policy regarding human activities, considering recent developments the Asgards have decided to play a more active role in your efforts. Also we feel a bit embarrassed after what Loki did to Satoshi... a very sad story indeed. So, as a first step we have decided to support your Cardano network by supporting this stake pool.
A cardano stake pool requires several connected servers to operate correctly. The recommended minimum setup is one block producer and two relays. The block producer is the core of the stake pool and as the name suggests it produces new blocks for the cardano blockchain. The relays on the other hand acts as intermediaries between the block producer and the rest of cardano network. The realys make sure the block producer get all the relevant transaction data from the rest of the network while at the same time filtering the incoming data and protecting the producer from bad actors.
The pools block producer is running directly on a dedicated server, also known as a "bare metal" server. The server is hosted locally and fully under our control. Our block producing node is protected by several relay nodes. We have two public relays that are registered on chain, and we have additional private relays for extra security and additional redundancy. Both the core node and each of our relays are running on separate servers. The public relays are running on VPS's hosted in physically separated data centers.
This setup is more than enough to provide a good and reliable service at this time. We have already upgraded our hardware several times, and we are of course prepared to keep improving our setup to stay up to date with the latest developments and increasing demands of the Cardano network.