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Africa Initiative

After watching the Cardano Africa special, ADA Ocean Australia was really moved to do something to help. For those that haven’t seen it, here’s the full YouTube video: For those that want a quick summary: It has been really inspiring to see the way IOHK has approached mass adoption of Cardano and has really highlighted

Pledge Increase

#AOAUS has increased their pledge by 20K! In the next 2 epochs it will kick in and will be at 70K pledge. ROA (M): 5.889% ROA (Lifetime): 5.077%

IOHK partners with Ethiopia to store academic records on Cardano blockchain

Blockchain development company IOHK has announced a groundbreaking new partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education that will see all academic records in the country stored on the Cardano blockchain. Announcing the news today, the company revealed that the project will provide 5 million students with a secure blockchain-based ID and record system. This would make

Epoch 256 Update

In epoch 256 we minted both assigned blocks. This coming epoch our luck is at 250% and have been assigned 9 blocks! Thank you to our delegators for your support! Thank you to our newest #Cardano delegators 1.35k, 6.8, and 25.03k. Your support is appreciated!

Cardano D=0 Milestone

On September 20, 2020, we released our network hologram tool. Today, d=0, and #Cardano has since added over 1000 pools and has nearly 5000 global relays. As the Australian anthem goes: “We are one, but we are many.”

Epoch 255 Update

The last epoch, 255 we minted all 4 blocks. We’ve minted all blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest #Cardano delegators 773, 10.00k, 168.23k, 61.1, 10.00k, 93.30k, 1.35k and 6.8. Your support is appreciated!

ADA Ocean Australia Enters NFT – Buys SpaceBudz

We are now the proud owners of this little NFT. Bought on entirely through #Cardano. https://spacebudz.io/explore/spacebud/9823/

ADA Ocean Australia Wins Slot Battle

The very first block that AOAUS minted was won in a slot battle! Since then we’ve won 8 further slot battles. That’s a lot higher then the slot battles we’ve lost.

Cardano – Small vs Big Pools

Todays Pro tips: 1. Delegate to multiple pools by splitting your ADA into smaller wallets. 2. Be patient with small pools. They don’t produce rewards often, but they average out over a year. 3. Avoid pool farms. E.g., FARM1, FARM2, FARM3.

Epoch 254 Update

Epoch 254 we minted all 8 blocks! We’re expecting 4 blocks this epoch. Thank you to our delegators! Our current 30 day ROA is 5.43% which is above average and a lifetime ROA of 5.066%. We also minted our 250th block! Thank you to our newest #Cardano delegators 239.3, 256.2, 97.7, 879.5, 165.5, 396.7, 10.00k,

Cardano (ADA) is launching on Coinbase Pro

While there are a number of Australian exchanges that we prefer to use, such as @SwyftxAU and @coinspotau, it’s great to see #ADA becoming available on @coinbase. https://blog.coinbase.com/cardano-ada-is-launching-on-coinbase-pro-694b1cb8c778

Epoch 253 Update

Epoch 253 we minted all 10 blocks. We’re expecting 8 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest #Cardano delegators 5.91k, 80.43k, 14.55k, 89.1, 6.09k, 1.27k, 6.05k, 2.57k, 362.8, 362.8, and 306.9. Your support is appreciated!

More than 100 companies looking to shift from Ethereum to Cardano: Charles Hoskinson

“My goal is to run countries on this blockchain. I don’t care about Uniswap and CryptoKitties and other things. It’s a bubble, and it comes and it goes, like Pet Rocks and Beanie Babies.” – Charles Hoskinson https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/more-than-100-companies-want-to-migrate-from-ethereum-to-cardano-charles-hoskinson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-than-100-companies-want-to-migrate-from-ethereum-to-cardano-charles-hoskinson

Epoch 252 Update

Epoch 252 we minted 4/5* blocks (see below tweet about the slot battle). We’re expecting 10 blocks this epoch. Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest #Cardano delegators 6.01k, 487.1, 271.1, 1.13k, 6.26k, and 26.3. Your support is appreciated! Once again we engaged in a slot battle! This slot in particular: https://adatools.io/blocks/32841a70052065bb6c1ac688726906a03e03de9b1c15746e2db9cdd028a0d953…

Epoch 251 Update

Epoch 251 we minted all 14 blocks! We’re expecting 5 blocks this epoch. Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 288, 3.00k, 226.9, 4.17k, 332.9, 3.23k, 623.9, 1.00k, 67.2, 681.9, and 612.6. Your support is appreciated!

Cardano Mary Fork Update – 173 Tokens

#Cardano has 173 tokens minted in the first hour of releasing the Mary hard fork! https://adatools.io/charts

Epoch 250 Update

Epoch 250 we minted all 6/7 blocks. We’re expecting 14 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 180.1, 1.08k, 24.8, 293.75k, 30.00k, 122.2 , 65.2, 227.2, 100.46k and 2.00k. Your support is appreciated! We had our first slot battle! We fought gallantly however we missed the block. To

Epoch 249 Update

Epoch 249 we minted all 8 blocks. We’re expecting 7 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 1.07k, 632.8, 10.15k, 1.82k, 574.1, 11.58k, 8.90k, 352.8, 1.89k, 400.00k, 405.7, 1.42k, 3.75k, 14, and 78.4. Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 248 Update

Epoch 248 we minted all 5 blocks. We’re expecting 8 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 97.2, 3.02k, 2.18k, 5.01k, 1.46k, 16.9, 10.28k, 2.50k, 997.8, 1.07k, and 632.8. Your support is appreciated!

Tokens / Asset Explorer Released on ADATools.io Testnet

We’re excited to announce that we have token (multi-asset) support on https://testnet.adatools.io/tokens. Transaction with minted asset: https://testnet.adatools.io/transactions/c4ae781b34a32e0c388552afdbfb224ce60e52ab0f3d228d90f82e792e47ea01… Transaction with token transfer: https://testnet.adatools.io/transactions/e3fe97be7982943942237ea71c470f75a97c6b915104fa3f3e151939a17221fc

ADA Ocean Australian Produces 200 Blocks

We are delighted to announce that ADA Ocean Australia has hit the 200 block milestone! We’ve been working hard to reach this point, but we wouldn’t have been able to make it if it weren’t for our delegators. Thank you for your continued support!

ADATools.io Testnet Version Release

We’ve just release http://ADATools.io as a testnet version: https://testnet.adatools.io More details here: https://forum.cardano.org/t/adatools-io-on-testnet/48045

Epoch 247 Update

Epoch 247 we minted all 3 blocks. We’re expecting 5 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 935.8, 1.62k, 2.28k, 23.74k, 347.8, 17.17k, 3.65k, 161.6, 402, 98.1, 1.42k, 9.8, 87.6, 2.74k, 2.24k, 996.8 & 6.6. Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 246 Update

Epoch 246 we minted all 5 blocks. We’re expecting 3 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 1.53k, 82.81k, 955, 254.3, 452.8, 2.29k, 3.57k, 1.73k, 5.50k, 2.05k, and 220.7. Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 245 Update

Epoch 245 we minted our assigned block. We’re expecting 5 blocks this epoch! Thank you to our delegators! Thank you to our newest delegators 5.01k, 912.8, 304.5, 1.26k, 120.83k, 80.94k, 412, 234.16k, 3.10M and 2.13k . Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 244 Update

Epoch 244 we minted our assigned block. Thank you to our delegators! Once again we’re expecting 1 block this round! Thank you to our newest delegators 2.00k, 23.17k, 817.6, 1.05M, 2.20k, 12.93k, 2.02M . Your support is appreciated!

Easter egg

We’ve hidden a #Cardano easter egg on our http://ADATools.io website. If you can’t find it, we’ll reveal how to get to it in 24 hours. @CardanoStiftung *make sure the app version at the bottom is at least 20210126B.

Epoch 243 Update

Epoch 243 we minted our assigned block. Thank you to our delegators! Once again we’re expecting 1 block this round! Thank you to our newest delegators 1.34k, 69.99k, 2.00k, and 23.15k . Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 242 Update

Epoch 242 we minted both blocks assigned. Thank you to our delegators! We’re only expecting 1 block this round, which is still a positive number! Thank you to our newest delegators 47.65k, 122.5, 109.67k, 3.02k, 6.22k, 23.58k, 261.7, 91.7 and 496.5. Your support is appreciated!

Epoch 241 Update

Epoch 241 we minted all 6 blocks assigned. Thank you to our delegators! We’re still expecting blocks this round! Thank you to our newest delegators 350.1, 8.79k, 530.7, 596.8, 2.22k, 3.03k, 152.53k, 3.60k, 2.04k, 1.46k, 20.41k, 90.51k and 70.81k. Your support is appreciated!

ADATools.io Pool Filtering

Our latest http://ADATools.io update now groups pools into categories. These categories will help delegators choose a pool that’s best for them and #Cardano. To start, we have Charity, Newbie and 1st Block Producers. If there’s a category you think would help, let us know!

Epoch 240 Update

ADA Ocean Australia had another great epoch and minted all 8 blocks assigned! Thank you to our delegators! A big thank you to our newest delegators, 39.99k, 1.95k, 60.49k, 500.00k, 825.3, 3.25k, 1.30k, 3.29k, 3.20k, 9.04k, 5.99k, 440.32k, 228.2 & 1.90k. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Live Stake Adjustment

It has now come time to say goodbye to our @CardanoStiftung whale! We really appreciate the time you spent delegating to us and it gave us a huge boost! Before we had 86K delegated, now we have 3.16M and a fantastic track record of 174 blocks. This leaves us in a great position for when

ADATools.io Featured in the Cardano Community Developer Spotlight

In the spotlight this month is ADATools.io 165, and specifically its Cardano Network Hologram feature. ADATools.io 561 is a website and pool explorer dedicated to tracking and aggregating staking and delegation data, blocks and transactions, and providing staking calculators for Cardano users. ADATools.io 561 has a very interesting feature that we think really helps visualize where Cardano stake pools are located across

Epoch 239 Update

We had another great epoch with all 21 blocks assigned being minted. Thank you to all our delegators! I would also like to thank our newest delegators, 477.91k, 101k, 108k, and 237.8. Your support is much appreciated!

ADATools.io App

We’re proud to announce that we have released our iOS app for http://ADATools.io! The app includes ALL the features found on our website version. Nothing is missing! https://apps.apple.com/us/app/adatools-io/id1546584253

Epoch 238 Update

Epoch 238 we successfully minted all 12 blocks assigned to us. This current epoch we’re expecting our best epoch since the K param changed to 500. I would like to thank our newest delegators 96.7, 4.32k, 18.60k, 33.07k, 8.36k, 18.98k, & 106.78k. Thank you to all our delegators!

ADA Ocean Australia moves to 2021

2020 was such a great year for #Cardano with such an amazing community, with a big thanks to @CardanoStiftung & @InputOutputHK. AOAUS successfully ended the year by minting every single block that was assigned to us. A huge thanks to our delegators for making this possible!

Epoch 237 Update

ADA Ocean Australia [AOAUS] had another great epoch with all 18 blocks assigned being minted! https://adatools.io/pools/5b9a5633289c52003d359bce18f77f571a701fd3942a52bde3262558… Thank you to all our delegators!

Epoch 236 Update

We had great success in producing all 11 blocks assigned in epoch 236! Thank you to our delegators! I would also like to thank our newest delegator of 51.26k for supporting us. We really appreciate it! We’re expecting a lot more blocks this epoch which is really exciting!

ADATools.io Updated Theme – 2.0

We’re happy to announce our improved http://ADATools.io dashboard! We’ve overhauled the whole site focusing on looks, improved mobile experience, and bringing you relevant information. Cardano is young, and so are we. We have a lot more features to come! @CardanoStiftung

Epoch 235 Update

In epoch 235 we produced 18 blocks. A big shout-out to all our delegators!

Stake Increase and New Delegators

I would like to thank our newest delegators, 6.18k, 1.01k and 10.17k for joining our pool, ADA Ocean Australia [AOAUS]. Your support is greatly appreciated!

100th Block Minted Milestone

We’re happy to announce that ADA Ocean Australia has reached the minting milestone of 100 blocks! Thanks to all our delegators for making this possible!

New Delegators and Stake Increase

I would like to welcome and thank our newest delegators, 14.83k, 2.96k, 38.84k and 404.86k. Your support is much appreciated!

Epoch 233 Update

Thanks to our delegators we were able to produce 36 blocks in epoch 233! Thank you once again for your support!

Epoch 232 Update

We produced 34 blocks in Epoch 232. Thanks to our supporters! Welcome to our newest delegators of 69.22k, 10.13k, 7.45k, and 50.82k. Thanks for supporting AOAUS! It’s really appreciated!

New ADA Ocean Australia Delegators

Welcome to our newest delegators of 69.22k, 10.13k, 7.45k, and 50.82k. Thanks for supporting AOAUS! It’s really appreciated!

ADATools.io Visitors

It’s amazing to see how much our http://ADATools.io is being used after our first month! It’s really encouraging to see! If you would like to help support us, then please consider delegating to our pool AOAUS, dropping a tip through Brave, or simply send feedback 🙂

ADATools CodinGame Tournament

Operating a stake pool requires a lot of technical knowledge. From general operation, to security, to debugging. Sure, it’s easy to follow a guide and setup a pool, but Cardano is a lot more than letting a server sit idle producing blocks. Are SPOs getting ready for what’s to come? At the moment there’s not

Watching our blocks being produced in real time 🙂

New Delegator and Epoch Update

Welcome to our new delegator with 2.15k! Our delegation from @CardanoStiftung has kicked in so we are expecting a good number of blocks this epoch! For those considering delegating to us, our stake will drop after our whale has moved on. We are still a small pool!

Ledger Scam / Phishing Warning

For all our users, please be mindful of all emails that you receive and to never click links in an email. If you receive an email that says to download an update (such as this fake attempt to impersonate Ledger), then go to the official website yourself to download it.

ADA risen by 42%

Not only has the price of ADA risen by 42% in the last 7 days, but the number of daily transactions has doubled!

New Delegators

I would like to thank our newest delegators for the 950k and 50k stake boost! Your trust in our pool means a lot! For those considering our pool, we currently have @CardanoStiftung generously staking 64m with us for a few epochs. This won’t impact our future saturation level.

Cardano Foundation Delegation

While cruising along, a whale joined our pod. The @CardanoStiftung has decided to join us for a while: https://forum.cardano.org/t/cardano-foundation-announces-its-delegation-methodology/41090/80?u=andy_hendrikx… For our current delegators, please do not be alarmed by the sudden saturation increase. The whale will have moved on before the k increase.

ADA Ocean Australia Mints its Second Block

While we don’t have much stake delegated, we have now successfully forged our 2nd block for ADA Ocean Australia [AOAUS]. Our efforts have been focused on creating http://ADATools.io rather than marketing our pool. We want to earn delegators, not make “promises”. #Cardano

ADATools.io Transaction Metadata

We’ve updated http://ADATools.io to now include transaction metadata! To mark this occasion, it’s only fitting that we give a shout-out to the first transaction on the #Cardano network to include metadata: https://adatools.io/transactions/c220e20cc480df9ce7cd871df491d7390c6a004b9252cf20f45fc3c968535b4a

Real-time block tracking in ADATools.io

We’re delighted to announce our latest http://ADATools.io feature, Real-time block tracking. This is our first version and we will be adding new features in the coming updates. Check it out at https://adatools.io/realtime

Cardano based BeefChain is tested on 1,600 calves in Wyoming

Real world solutions are already in progress for #Cardano. Cardano based BeefChain is tested on 1,600 calves in Wyoming https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/cardano-based-beefchain-is-tested-on-1600-calves-in-wyoming/

Banks are interested in holding ADA instead of Bitcoin

“The CEO of the Cardano Foundation positively stated that his connections in the banking sector indicate that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology “are here to stay” https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/cardano-a-lot-of-banks-are-interested-in-holding-ada-instead-of-bitcoin/

Daedalus 2.4.1 Update

Daedalus 2.4.1 has been released. The ranking system has been improved so that pools no longer look like they’re offline.

Blockchain Voting

We wouldn’t need to do “recounting” or question the integrity of votes if they would placed in a trustless system. CZ and Vitalik agree blockchain based voting is a must https://cointelegraph.com/news/cz-and-vitalik-agree-blockchain-based-voting-is-a-must… via @cointelegraph

Small Pool Awareness

We want to do our part to help smaller #Cardano pools. Every 24 hours, http://ADATools.io will randomly pick 6 pools to display on the home. As long as your pool has more than 25,000 ADA pledged, less than 2,000,000 staked and produced 1 block, your pool could be chosen.

http://ADAtools.io release

We’re very proud to announce that we have released our new dashboard, http://ADAtools.io. With this new dashboard, we aim to bring you all the tools required for your #Cardano needs. Our http://ADATools.io dashboard displays pools in a factually unbiased way. We do not rank any pools based on any “secret algorithm”. We want the end

Cardano and Litecoin exploring cross-chain communication.

Interesting concept to use #Cardano as a way to make first generation crypto currencies “smart”. Cardano and Litecoin exploring cross-chain communication. https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/cardano-and-litecoin-exploring-cross-chain-communication/

Here’s an illustration of how our pool operates.

Unlike many pools that have relays across several locations, but only 1 block producer (or the backup block producer is in the same location), AOAUS has a backup block producer in a completely different location.

Cardano Foundation announces its delegation methodology

https://forum.cardano.org/t/cardano-foundation-announces-its-delegation-methodology-closed/41090

Cardano’s DeFi will scale to ‘millions of users’ due to extended UTXO

https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/cardanos-defi-will-scale-to-millions-of-users-due-to-extended-utxo/

Daedalus 2.3.0 update

Great to see some updates for Daedalus. As a pool operator, an overhaul of the ranking system is much needed. While a robust system is essential, it shouldn’t come at the cost of pools closing because of a non-transparent ranking system. The SMASH system might be the solution.

Thank you Delegators

I would like to thank our current delegators for your support towards our pool. This means a lot to us.

We’ve released the third update of ADA Hologram

Update includes web host and country stats plus visual and performance improvements. If you like the work we do and want to show your support, we would appreciate you delegating to our pool [AOAUS]. Even if it’s a small amount.

ADA Ocean Australia First Block

Our first block with 65,000 ADA active stake!

ADATools.io Launched With First Tool – ADA Hologram

ADA Ocean Australia is proud to announce that we have launched our first tool, ADA Hologram, which is a visualisation tool for Cardano Pools and their relay nodes. This tool visually shows all the relay nodes from the registered stake pools on a holography earth. There are three main aspects to the tool which are

SPOCRA is the collective voice of the stake pool operators.

#Cardano hasn’t even reached its full potential.

Cardano receives recognition in new Swiss Confederation draft law. https://forum.cardano.org/t/cardano-receives-recognition-in-new-swiss-confederation-draft-law/40362

IOHK Is Handing Out $250,000 to Cardano Projects

Things are ramping up quickly for #Cardano IOHK Is Handing Out $250,000 to Cardano Projects https://decrypt.co/42016/iohk-is-handing-out-250000-to-cardano-projects

JAWS stake adas

It is discouraging to see pools much larger retiring. While ADA Ocean Australia has long term plans, smaller pools can only go on for so long without delegators. The more pools that retire, the more centralised #Cardano becomes.

PoS block rewards should not be taxed as income

US Congress writes to the IRS to explain why PoS block rewards should not be taxed as income. @CardanoStiftung‘s work to promote the education of PoS technologies via our membership w/ @alliance_pos is yielding results. https://forum.cardano.org/t/the-cardano-foundation-helps-shape-policy-through-its-role-in-the-proof-of-stake-alliance/40009

Epoch Update

Another Epoch complete. While we didn’t produce any blocks, we will continue to support #Cardano and it’s community as much as we can!

Cardano-node 1.19.1

#Cardano has released Node version 1.19.1. This is an incremental update that improves memory usage and performance. https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/releases/tag/1.19.1

Shelly Update

Charles Hoskinson has given us the rundown on the near future of Shelley. https://forum.cardano.org/t/charles-hoskinson-brief-cardano-shelley-update-03-092020/39785?u=caseygibson

Cardano’s Stablecoin Will be ‘Better Than MakerDAO,’ Says Hoskinson

The founder of Cardano (ADA) blockchain Charles Hoskinson confessed that he has become “very obsessed with DeFi lately.” https://decrypt.co/40264/cardanos-stablecoin-will-be-better-than-makerdao-says-hoskinson

Cardano passes first real life “networking test”

After a month of staking and relays being live, Cardano has easily passed its first real life “networking test”.

Cardano’s Stablecoin Will be ‘Better Than MakerDAO,’ Says Hoskinson

Cardano’s Stablecoin Will be ‘Better Than MakerDAO,’ Says Hoskinson.https://decrypt.co/40264/cardanos-stablecoin-will-be-better-than-makerdao-says-hoskinson

ADA Ocean Australia is Live!

ADA Ocean Australia has officially released our first pool with the ticker AOAUS. This is an exciting step for us as it officially announces our engagement with the Cardano community and also establishes our presence physically on the Cardano network. We believe this is an important step for Cardano as it further decentralises the network