Squid Pool


Squid Pool Is Minting Blocks On The Cardano Blockchain!

Stake Your ADA to Squid Pool
Delegate ₳ to SQUID

Squid Pool (Ticker: SQUID) is a Cardano stakepool deployed on Amazon infrastructure with custom built monitoring to provide superior reliability and performance at the low rate of 0.8% with minimum fixed fee.

Our mission is to be an integral part of bringing to life the Cardano vision of creating more fair and transparent systems that push power to the people, by providing professional grade services while supporting the improvement of Cardano and the development of the ecosystem.

Squid Pool has been running since day 1 of the Incentivized Testnet (December 2019) and has a history of superior performance and returns that you can count on!

Squid Pool runs on 4 powerful servers with dual hot swappable block producers for ZERO downtime during maintenance and software upgrades.

Located in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Running in the cloud.
Serving the world!


Video Operator Intro

Last Epoch

20 of 22
Blocks Minted
Note that it is normal for a perfectly performing pool to lose an occasional block due to "slot battles" which are an unaviodable part of the Cardano network protocol.



Annualized Return on Staking
Average of Lifetime Rewards
Source: adapools.org



In 1 day!


Total Stake

22.3 million ₳
Thanks to over 430 Awesome Delegators!


Squid Pool in the Media

Video Charles Talks About CIP-007 Curve Pledge Benefit in His Interview with Lex Fridman

"Charles Hoskinson: Cardano | Lex Fridman Podcast #192" from Lex Fridman YouTube channel.

Video IOHK Posted Our Cardano360 Segment as a Standalone Video

"Decentralization unpacked with Colin Edwards, Duncan Coutts, Lars Brunjes & Shawn McMurdo" from IOHK YouTube channel.

Video Shawn discussing CIPs and Decentralization with Colin, Lars, and Duncan on Cardano360

"Cardano360 - March 2021" from IOHK YouTube channel.

IOG Thanks Shawn in Latest Blog Post

Not long till D (=0) day

Shawn's Fair Min Fees CIP Mentioned in Stake Pool Operator Digest #004

SPO Digest #004.

Video Squid Pool Congratulated by Charles on Receiving Delegation

"Congratulations to the Community Delegation Pools" from Charles Hoskinson YouTube channel.

Video Shawn's CIP-0007 Mentioned by Charles in His Governance Whiteboard Video

"Governance Thoughts for 2021" from Charles Hoskinson YouTube channel.

Video Shawn and Umed Discuss CIP-0007 and Ways to Improve Rewards

"Slot Leader Episode 11: Cardano Reward Function with Shawn McMurdo | Cardano News | カルダーノ" from Slot Leader YouTube channel.

Video Shawn, Umed, and Peyton Discuss Cardano Parameters and CIP-0007

"The current function of a0, your ADA rewards, and a CIP with UMED & Shawn | The Cardano Aura #8" from big pey YouTube channel.

Shawn's CIP-0007 Mentioned in Stake Pool Operator Digest #001

SPO Digest #001.

Video DIGI, SKY, CROWN and Charles Discuss CIP-0007

"Cardano Protocol Incentives, Pledge, and a0 Discussion" from Digital Fortress YouTube channel.

Squid Pool Highlighted by Lord Wotten in Riot Pools Blog

"SPOs that deserve your delegation and why!" from Riot Pools Blog.

Squid Pool Featured on Cardano Mobile

"Pools" from Cardano Mobile.

Video Shawn's CIP Mentioned in IOG October Update

"October Cardano monthly update" from IOHK YouTube channel.

Video Shawn's CIP Mentioned in IOG Researcher Parameter Discussion

"Network parameters and Cardano" from IOHK YouTube channel.

Video Shawn Explains CIP-0007 Curve Pledge Benefit

"Shawn's Pledge-Benefit Curve CIP Visualized" from TCE Clips YouTube channel.

Video Shawn on The Cardano Effect 106

"Cardano Mainnet Parameter Debate and Discussion with Stake Pool Operators | TCE 106" from The Cardano Effect YouTube channel.

Video Squid Pool in ERC-20 Converter Animation

"The ERC 20 Converter for Cardano" from Charm ADA Pool YouTube channel.

Video Shawn on The Cardano Effect 81

"Cardano Stake Pool Operator's Experiences as the ITN Approaches the End | TCE 81" from The Cardano Effect YouTube channel.

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Squid Pool News

Squid Pool News
2021 Apr 21

Squid Pool has a Telegram group! Join the discussion on Telegram at t.me/squidpool.

Project Catalyst Fund5 has started. Check out our proposal "ALLIN Social Betting Platform" on cardano.ideascale.com.

The Fair Min Fees Cardano Improvement Proposal submitted by Shawn has been moved to Review status. It is designed to create a more fair stakepool marketplace, give delegators to smaller pools more rewards and improve decentralization and network resiliency. Show your support in the discussion on the Cardano Forum.

The Curve Pledge Benefit CIP submitted by Shawn to improve how pledge affects rewards is now officially in Draft status as CIP-0007! Join the discussion on the Cardano Forum.

Check out the Non-Centralizing Rankings Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) submitted by Shawn to improve Daedalus stakepool rankings. Join the discussion on the Cardano Forum.


Pool Info and Performance

Squid Pool ID

Squid Pool Pledge
202,000 ADA
Pledge helps secure the network and increases delegator rewards.

Squid Pool on pooltool.io

Squid Pool on adapools.org

Squid Pool on cardanoscan.io

Squid Pool on pool.pm



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Cardano Glossary of Terms

Video Why Cardano? (The Cardano Mission)

Video Cardano for Grandmas - Decentralization

Brief Overview of Cardano

Video What is Cardano?

Video How to Stake and Why It's Better Than Mining

Guide to Delegating

What Are NFTs and How Do They Work?

Cardano Forums

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IOG Blog

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Charles Hoskinson YouTube

News from Cardano Mobile

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Updates on Cardano Based Projects from ADAPULSE


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How to Buy ADA

  1. Create an account on an exchange or mobile app
    Options include:
    Voyager App
    List of Exchanges and Markets
  2. Buy ADA on the exchange or in the app using Fiat (Dollars, Euros, etc) or other cryptocurrencies.

How to Delegate Using Daedalus

  1. Download and install the latest version of Daedalus from daedaluswallet.io.
  2. The first time you run Daedalus it will take awhile to sync with the network.
  3. Create your wallet and transfer your ADA from your exchange account to a receiving address in your new wallet.
  4. Go to the Delegation Center, click on Stake Pools, and search for SQUID.
  5. Click on SQUID to see details like our pool margin of 0.8%. You can ignore the rank for now as it is currently random because no pools have made any blocks yet.
  6. Click on the "Delegate To This Pool" button.
  7. Follow the steps to confirm.

How to Delegate Using Yoroi

  1. Get the Yoroi mobile app or browser extension at yoroi-wallet.com
  2. Go to the Delegation tab,
  3. Enter the pool id for Squid Pool which is: cb11e3e5013a120ee55e8d99bdb7395366bd3164d3da1737300a2b7e or search for SQUID.
  4. Follow the instructions to select and confirm your delegation to Squid Pool.

Video How to Delegate With Hardware Wallets

"Cold Stake Your ADA with Trezor & Ledger Hardware Wallets" from ADA4PROFIT YouTube channel.