A reliable, secure, and high performance Cardano staking service

Ticker: ORKA

ID: a69c888f3f42ff777294145c10706be8468e65392ac43edafc01098d

Our services

24×7 monitoring

Fully automated monitoring system to ensure optimal uptime.

Stake pool with a green touch

 Experienced, personalized Cardano stakepool. Powered by solar energy.

HA setup

High available cluster setup to foresee hardware failures in an automated manner.

Why choose ORKA

Like many of us stakepool operators I got intrigued by the vision of IO Global in late 2017. Since I truly believe in this project I wanted to help. So I thought to myself, why not put my system management skills to work to help with the decentralization part of the project by running a stake pool! As we are ‘yet another stakepool’ we don’t aim to be the biggest but rather be part of a big stakepool community and make a stable, decentralized, unstoppable(wink) network.

I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can’t take it violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something that they can’t stop.

Friedrich Hayek 1984

Pool Fees 1%

Our pool has a 1% variable fee, this to overcome the minimum fixed cost compared to the pools with a bigger total delegated stake. In future we might consider increasing this but it will never be higher than 2%. Changes in pool fees will be announced with a minimum of 90 days upfront via this site.

We are not planning this for the near future but if we do we will make sure to make it a big banner on this site!

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.
See more at cardano.org
There is no risk. You continue to control your funds in your wallet.
For any change in delegation, the rewards are reflected after 3 epoch transitions (thus, after 15-20 days). Checkout details below for how it works:
  • An Epoch in cardano is 5 days long. Any change in Delegation is captured in snapshot at end of the epoch (at 1st epoch transition).
  • The snapshot captured is considered live at the next (2nd) epoch transition. This means the pool you delegated to would reflect your delegation in n+2 epochs, to qualify for chance to make blocks proportional to its stake (which would now include your delegation).
  • The blocks made by pool qualifies for rewards, which is calculated at next epoch transition (thus, calculation occurs at n+3).
  • Finally, The rewards are then paid out at the end of next epoch n+3. Thus, if you delegated in epoch n your rewards will be with you by the start of epoch n+4 (technically, it will be at the end of epoch n+3). The visual representation of the above explaination is as per below (using n=213 in the example):
Uptime and reliability are most important factors for us. For this we operate multiple servers at multiple locations which makes us resilient to hardware failure as well as blackouts on particular regions. In case of a blackout our monitoring system will make sure all is transferred to a safe zone in an automated manner guaranteeing block production.
Useful links relating to the Cardano Project CARDANO WEBSITE https://www.cardano.org Cardano website offering the latest information. CARDANO ROADMAP https://roadmap.cardano.org/en Official Cardano development roadmap. REWARDS CALCULATOR https://testnets.cardano.org/en/cardano/tools/staking-calculator Calculate example rewards based on staking and pooling. BLOCKCHAIN EXPLORER https://explorer.cardano.org/en Search for epochs, blocks, address or transactions. DAEDALUS WALLET https://daedaluswallet.io/ The open source wallet for ADA.