Squid Pool

Squid Pool Is Minting Blocks On Cardano Mainnet!

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 and has a history of superior performance and returns that you can count on!

Squid Pool runs 6 nodes on 4 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

10 of 10
Blocks Minted



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


Total Stake

10.4 million ₳
Thanks to Over 60 Awesome Delegators!


Squid Pool in the Media

Video Shawn's CIP007 Mentioned by Charles in His Latest Whiteboard Video

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

Video Shawn and Umed Discuss CIP7 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 CIP7

"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 CIP7 Mentioned in Stake Pool Operator Digest #001

SPO Digest #001.

Video DIGI, SKY, CROWN and Charles Discuss CIP7

"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 CIP7 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
2020 Dec 22

Cardano k parameter has changed from 150 to 500 on December 6. With new maximum saturation of about 64 million ADA, this will push stake to more pools and help decentralize the network making it more resilient.

Squid Pool raised our pledge from 101k ₳ to 202k ₳!

The Curve Pledge Benefit CIP submitted by Shawn to improve how pledge affects rewards is now officially in draft as CIP7! 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

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Squid Pool on pool.pm



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How to Delegate Using Daedalus

  1. Download and install the latest version of Daedalus from daedaluswallet.io.
  2. Follow the instructions in Daedalus to create your Shelley wallet and transfer your ADA from your old Byron wallet to your new Shelley wallet.
  3. Go to the Delegation Center, click on Stake Pools, and search for SQUID.
  4. 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.
  5. Click on the "Delegate To This Pool" button.
  6. Follow the steps to confirm.

How to Delegate Using Yoroi

  1. Go to the Delegation tab,
  2. Enter the pool id for Squid Pool which is: cb11e3e5013a120ee55e8d99bdb7395366bd3164d3da1737300a2b7e

Video How to Delegate With Hardware Wallets

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