Stake Pools are nodes on the Cardano network that are set up to perform the essential functions of staking and creating blocks for the blockchain. The node is one of several components that are essential for running a stake pool successfully. The components that are listed on this page are those that IOHK has created, stake pool operators may find there are other tools that they need to use, this is not an exclusive or exhaustive list, it's just an aid to identifying and locating the primary components for stake pools.
Some of the components on this article are also in the Ada Holders Components article as well.
Some components are websites; others are downloadable software with a Comand Line Interface (CLI) or Graphic User Interface (GUI); and some are installers that install a package of software on your machine.
Some components are still under development meaning that they are still in the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage and have limited support and documentation.
The network context for this information is Incentivised Testnet. Many of these components can be used on other networks and in future many of these will apply to mainnet. See Cardano Networks for details on available networks.
|Jormungandr||GitHub||Node||Executable File||Released||IOHK Support|
|JCLI||GitHub||Command Line Interface for the Node||File for CLI use||Released||IOHK Support|
|JTools||GitHub||Scripts for Windows users||File for CLI use||Released||IOHK Support|
|Jormungandr Scripts||GitHub||Scripts to simplify node operations like creating an address||File for CLI use||Released||IOHK Support|
|Chocolatey||Store||Installer package for the node for Windows||Installer||Pending Release||IOHK Support|
|Snappy||Store||Installer package for the node for Linux||Installer||Pending Release||IOHK Support|
|Daedalus Rewards||Site||Wallet for Cardano with delegation features||Installer||Pending Release||IOHK Support|
|Rewards Calculator - Stake Pool Operators||Site||Calculate the costs and benefits of delegating or staking under different scenarios||Website||POC||IOHK Support|
|Shelley Explorer||Site||Explorer showing the data on the Incentivised Testnet blockchain||Website||Released||IOHK Support|
|Stake Pool Dashboard||GitHub||A collection of tools for managing stake pools||Executable with GUI and CLI versions||POC||GitHub Issues|
|Stake Pool Registry||GitHub||A GitHub repository for submitting stake pool metadata to Cardano Foundation||Website||Released||GitHub Issues|
|Cardano Wallet API||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|