About

Cardano is a public blockchain and cryptocurrency project. It requires decentralized node servers to validate and secure the blockchain for all participants.

If you hold Ada (₳) cryptocurrency, you can participate in this process and earn rewards by staking your Ada.

Your Ada remains within your complete control at all times and you are still allowed to transfer, spend, or move your staking delegation to another stake pool. We hope you'll choose Blue Cheese St₳ke House for staking your Ada and earning rewards.

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Operator

Welcome to Blue Cheese St₳ke House (BCSH). I'm Andrew Westberg, your stake pool operator. My day job is an Android developer for Walmart labs. I've built and run linux servers at home for the past 20 years.

I became a fan of the Cardano project in its early days. As a developer myself who was always pushed by companies to get things done way too quickly, I noticed how quality always suffered. I appreciated the slower pace and focus on scientific rigor and quality that Cardano prioritized.

I decided to get involved as a stake pool operator because I truly believe in the technology. I think it's important for the world financial system that Cardano succeed.

Given that, I've decided to set this pool's fees at a low 1%. I'd prefer to keep fees low and help the everyday Cardano user succeed more. When the everyday user succeeds, the ecosystem will succeed.

Hardware & Network

Blue Cheese St₳ke House pool runs on a brand new server that was built exclusively for this purpose. This node is decentralized in that it doesn't run inside an Amazon, Microsoft, Google, DigitalOcean or other data center. It runs out of a rack-mounted 4U server from my home office in Hillsboro, OR. The network is fiber speed and plenty fast for hosting the Cardano node. The server specs are quite a bit beyond what is required, but I wanted this node to be future-proof.

I've developed custom software to run the Cardano stakepool called JorManager. It helps us continually mint blocks even when the network conditions are poor by running multiple nodes with managed handoff of leadership responsibility based on which node is currently the healthiest. Our stakepool rarely misses blocks and does a good job competing for shared slots with other pools.

  • AsRock Rack EPYCD8 ATX Server Motherboard
  • AMD EPYC Rome 7262 8-Core 3.2 GHz
  • Crucial 64GB SDRAM ECC Registered DDR4 2666
  • Seasonic FOCUS GX-650, 650W 80+ Gold PSU
  • 2x Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD running as ZFS mirrored storage
  • UPS battery backup system
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