Lord Byron Stake Pool has been registered with the Cardano blockchain and is ready for delegators!
LORD BYRON HAS CREATED ITS FIRST BLOCK!
#253 - Fri, 3/12/21 12:13 AM
Not delegating with LORDB yet?
Stake pools tab
Click LORDB square
Click, 'Delegate to this pool'
Open Yoroi wallet
Whew! What a busy week it's been! I spent every waking moment educating myself on Cardano stake pool software, hardware requirements, hosting companies & pricing, configuration & generation of keys/certificates, topology of the servers & their security requirements, wallet configuration & registration fees, collecting everything together & submitting the
registration... waiting... until finally seeing the [LORDB] ticker listed in Daedalus & Yoroi wallets. To say it was a stressful blur is a huge understatement (I loved every minute of it!)
While late-night browsing various Cardano developer forums, I read time and again how challenging the marketing & social media aspect of running a stake pool had been for many Stake Pool Owners. Not wanting to launch my pool without effective social media presence, I set about to secure this lordb.rocks domain and setup
email access for the site that would be used to create accounts on all of the major social platforms. I knew I wanted the theme of the pool to be that of Ada Lovelace's father and Namesake for the Cardano Byron era, English Poet, Lord Byron. I also knew it would be challenging to find a Top Level Domain where, "lordb" wasn't already taken, but
then I found the, ".rocks" TLD and it all just clicked instantly! LordB would become a modernized version of himself. Sort of a cross between Lord Byron, Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
and Thomas Dolby (with a little Buckaroo Bonzai thrown in for good measure)
, wearing a Playstation VR headset while rocking an Eddie Van Halen replica guitar!
So here we are. The pool is operational and communicating with other Cardano staking nodes. Aside from a few awesome co-workers who were generous enough to trust their ADA with LordB (thanks, guys!!), it is patiently awaiting the arrival of more delegators. Since everything is delayed by 3 Epochs, there's nothing to do with the pool until my initial
Live Stake of 578.2k ₳ becomes my first Active Stake a few Epochs from now. In the meantime, PLEASE consider delegating your ADA with LORDB
. I'm having an awesome time
with this pet pandemic project, helping to decentralize the Cardano blockchain and I would be honored to stake on your behalf
~ Lord Byron Stake Pool