Stake pools will be ranked by performance, so it is important that your stake pool is online and active when elected to create blocks. Stake pool operators can also pledge – through delegation – their personal stake to their own pool. By providing a pledge address when they register the pool, users will be able to see which pools have been pledged to by their operator. Additionally, stake pool operators can inform users about:
- Security: details of how a stake pool has been secured against hackers
- Team: information on the operator’s team and experience in managing stake pools
- Communication and social media: regular updates and support for delegators
- Website: stake pool information and marketing
How much money will I need to pledge?
How will my pool be affected by bugs?
How should I judge a good stake pool?
How many versions of the testnet node will be supported?
Will IOHK, Emurgo, or the Cardano Foundation moderate or control stake pools?
Will IOHK, Emurgo, or the Cardano Foundation run stake pools?
Will I be notified of network changes?
Will rewards be guaranteed during the Incentivized Testnet period?