First block!

September 11, 2020

Although I was pretty confident the installation was correct thanks to the experience I gained during the incentivized testnet followed by several Haskel testnets the long wait sometimes made me have doubts. You never know I just missed that ‘1 little thing’.

But finally, after countless checks and double checks to make sure nothing is wrong with the config, we made a block! 

Here it is 🙂

[ ORKA ] Award!

# 4,678,369

First Mainnet Block


2020-09-11 17:05:01 UTC

Hope many more will come in the near future. Lastly, for the delegators who stayed with us thus for; thanks!

Update 1.19.1

September 5, 2020

Cardano node was updated to 1.19.1 as advised by IOG. 


September 4, 2020

With current parameters specified by IOG I would not advice anyone anymore to stake to a smaller pool. I myself am also thinking about the ADA I could earn staking with one of the bigger pools :). For this I thank the delegators who trusted us untill now. 

We will keep running, hope to see you again when conditions are more favorable for the smaller pools!

Update 1.19.0

August 21, 2020

Cardano node was updated to 1.19.0 as advised by IOG. 

Node (re)start time went from +5 minutes to less than 7 seconds.

1.18.1 Bug (revert to version 1.18.0)

August 13, 2020

IOG seems to have identified an edge issue with the new node version 1.18.1. As requested by them we reverted back to 1.18.0 in advance of the epoch boundary at 21:44:51 UTC later today.

Currently nodes and block producer are reverted and back in sync.

Epoch 211

August 12, 2020

Relay nodes and block producers are updated to latest version 1.18.1.

We are all set up for epoch 211.

Although chances are slim with d=.9 but lets hope the cardano lottery grants us at least 1 block  🙂

Pledge amount

August 6, 2020

Since pledge amount for the moment seems almost negligible for the block assignment we decided not to pledge via the pool but just delegate it from cold storage. If a0 would change in the near future we will consider raising the pledge amount if needed.