We are KIND, the charitable pool.
Working together to use ADA for social good.
The mission to turn CARDANO into charitable giving is a large part of what drives KIND Stake Pool.
It means a lot to us when we join forces with other charitable people (Delegators) that share a similar commitment to making a difference in the world and help give back.
Through the KIND Staking Pool, not only you will earn great staking rewards, but you’ll also contribute to continuing all of the charitable initiatives we value.
Every month we give 25% of OUR operating fees (Margin) to a deserving CHARITY
Every month, we randomly select Generous* Delegators and send them up to $250 worth of ADA.
*Only delegators delegating more than 5K ADA to our Pool are entered in the draw.
$200 to a Lucky Delegator
25% of OUR operating fees
100 K ADA Pledged
By holding and Staking your ADA, you will assist the network with validating blocks and earn a passive return on investment.
Check our Step by step guide HERE
Our “Fixed cost” per epoch is 340 ADA, this is the minimum allowable fee to enable us to consistently maintain the pool.
“Profit margin” is the percentage that the operator keeps for himself as a reward. Once the “fixed cost” has been taken, this is the percentage the stake pool will take for themselves from the reward. The rest, if any, is given to delegators.
Our profit margin is 3% of your reward
“Active Stake” is the stake that is currently used by pools, the stake has been snapshotted in the previous Epoch
The saturation point ensures that staking pools do not become centralized. It’s a point at which rewards are essentially capped (not being able to grow any further).
Beyond the saturation point, rewards will decrease, encouraging new (and existing) stakeholders to actively seek other unsaturated pools. This is also a great method of helping smaller Pools grow.
ROA is the Return of ADA annualized. The rewards for staking ADA have been set for approximately 4-6%. The rewards can vary based on stake pool metrics.
The way the Cardano protocol works, is by taking a snapshot of the delegation status for all wallets between each epoch. The delegation choice will then become active 2 epochs later, and the rewards will the be paid out after 1 additional epoch.
As an example, the cycle is as follows:
Epoch 220: Stake is delegated
Epoch 221: Snapshot is taken
Epoch 222: Delegation is active
Epoch 223: Rewards are calculated
Epoch 224: Rewards are paid
In this example, you should see the first rewards in the beginning of Epoch 224. The payment schedule is the same for all pools on Cardano, as the payment of rewards is handled 100% by the protocol itself. Pool operators have zero influence on the payments – we simply make the blocks, and the protocol does the rest.
Pledging provides a mechanism to encourage a healthy commercial ecosystem on the Cardano blockchain. The pledging mechanism is also necessary to protect the system against Sybil attacks.
Anyone holding ADA can stake their coins, there isn’t a minimum amount required