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Frequently Asked Questions

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We welcome you to learn about what distinguishes AAA and its relevance in our community.

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What is the Shelley epoch in Cardano's evolution?

Shelley symbolizes Cardano's march toward total decentralization. It symbolizes the transition from IOHK primarily controlling the Cardano network to the larger community contributing by operating stake pools and enhancing network security.

Can you briefly explain the Cardano eras?

• Byron: The initial phase in which Cardano and the ADA coin were presented.
• Shelley: The decentralization phase, when the community started running stake pools.
• Goguen: On Cardano, this era focuses on smart contracts and the capacity to construct decentralized applications.
• Basho: An era committed to improving the Cardano network's scalability and interoperability.
• Voltaire: The governance era, creating a voting and treasury mechanism to ensure the network's sustainability.

What is a Cardano Staking Pool, exactly?

Cardano staking pools are critical nodes in the Cardano network. It is in charge of producing blocks on the Cardano blockchain, promoting its stakeholders' interests, and ensuring consistent rewards for them.

Why are Cardano Staking Pools required?

Cardano's ADA token holders, known as stakeholders, are selected at random to generate blocks for the blockchain. To be chosen, the stakeholder must be actively connected to the Cardano network in order to validate a block and get the accompanying incentives. The selection odds are directly proportional to the amount of ADA held. For example, having 20,000 ADA may result in an annual selection. Stakeholders increase their chances of getting chosen by pooling their ADA in staking pools. If a pool member is chosen, the pool completes the block construction job, providing consistent benefits for all, even if they aren't online.

Is it hazardous to stake my ADA?

Certainly not. Your ADA remains intact and inaccessible to us or anyone else in your wallet. Remember, NEVER provide your ADA to anybody else throughout the staking process.

Why should I think about joining a staking pool?

If you can't keep a constant connection to the Cardano network but want to receive frequent rewards, joining a staking pool is a good option.

Is it necessary to transfer ADA to the pool?

No, it does not. You should never, ever send ADA to any staking pool. Simply delegate a portion or all of your stake to your preferred staking pools via your Daedalus Wallet to qualify for rewards.

How are my awards handled?

The Cardano protocol guarantees that your staking rewards are credited to your wallet on a daily basis. To access these benefits, you will be given a special reward wallet. When the incentivized test-net phase ends, all incentives will be transferred to your primary account on the main-net.

Is it a smart idea to run my own pool?

Absolutely! Launching your own pool might be rewarding if you have the technological know-how and motivation. It decentralizes the Cardano network even further. However, if you want to receive staking rewards while also supporting Cardano's growth, outsourcing your stake to our pool is a wonderful option.

Is it a good idea to join larger stake pools?

It is not advisable to align with the most renowned staking pools. A lopsided distribution of staking pools could result, with a few large pools monopolizing block generation. This mismatch may compromise the Cardano network's stability and security.

What is Cardano's major goal?

Cardano's mission is to build a more secure, transparent, and long-lasting platform for the development of decentralized apps and smart contracts, while also ensuring scalability, sustainability, and interoperability.

What distinguishes Cardano from other blockchains?

Cardano is unusual in that it was created utilizing evidence-based approaches and peer-reviewed academic research. This method ensures a stable and secure platform. Furthermore, it is one of the few blockchains that employs a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which is less energy-intensive than proof-of-work.

What exactly is ADA and how does it function in the Cardano ecosystem?

Cardano's native cryptocurrency is ADA. It is used for Cardano network transactions, staking in the proof-of-stake system, and will power smart contracts and decentralized applications on the platform.

How does Cardano secure long-term viability?

The Voltaire era of Cardano establishes a treasury system. A part of transaction fees and staking rewards are deposited into this treasury, which funds future growth and enhancements, assuring the network's long-term viability.

What exactly is the Daedalus Wallet?

Daedalus is the official ADA desktop wallet. It is a full-node wallet, which means it downloads the complete Cardano blockchain and validates every transaction independently, assuring optimum security for users.

How is Cardano's scalability achieved?

Cardano's Basho period is focused on increasing network scalability. Sidechains and parallel transaction processing are being investigated as ways to handle larger transaction volumes without jeopardizing security or decentralization.

Can I create Cardano applications?

Yes, Cardano's Goguen period introduces smart contract capabilities, allowing developers to create decentralized apps (DApps) on the network by utilizing the Plutus smart contract development platform and the Marlowe domain-specific language.

How does Cardano protect the privacy of its users?

While Cardano's blockchain is visible, it is also developing solutions such as zero-knowledge proofs to improve user privacy for specific transactions, establishing a balance between transparency and privacy.

What is the Cardano ecosystem's Project Catalyst?

Project Catalyst is a Voltaire-era effort that focuses on community-driven innovation. It enables ADA holders to propose and vote on projects, ensuring community participation in the network's expansion and evolution.

What distinguishes Cardano's proof-of-stake protocol from others?

Cardano's Ouroboros proof-of-stake mechanism is the first to be mathematically demonstrated to be as safe as standard proof-of-work systems. It is intended to be more energy-efficient, while also ensuring that ADA holders play an important role in the block validation process.