Squid Pool


Now get NFT rewards for staking with SQUID!

Collect them all and try to get the rare ones.
Go to poolperks.io and hit the "Get Perk" button.

Stake Your ADA to Squid Pool
Delegate ₳ to SQUID

Squid Pool Has Minted Over 1000 Blocks On The Cardano Blockchain!

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 the beginning 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

15 of 15
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



In 3 days.


Total Stake

29.7 million ₳
Thanks to over 410 Awesome Delegators including the Cardano Foundation!


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 Blog Post

Not long till D (=0) day

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Squid Pool News

Squid Pool News
2021 Oct 5

Squid Pool has received a 14.7m ADA delegation from the Cardano Foundation!

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

SQUID coins coming soon!
Later this year, delegators to Squid Pool will receive SQUIDs as an added reward for continued staking.
After that, you will be able to use SQUIDs to buy ADA lottery tickets, get Squid Pool and Cardano merch, and get access to upcoming NFTs.

See the Dish / Boost Mobile Partnership Announcement from the Cardano Summit 2021 on the IOHK YouTube channel.


Pool Info

Squid Pool ID

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



pooltool.io 💪 adapools.org
cardanoscan.io pool.pm poolpeek.com



Daedalus Yoroi AdaLite


Getting Started

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 News and Discussion

Cardano Forums

Cardano Reddit

IOG Blog

Emurgo Blog

Charles Hoskinson YouTube

News from Cardano Mobile

News from ADAtainment

Updates on Cardano Based Projects from ADAPULSE


Cardano Improvement Proposals From Shawn

CIP7 - Curve Pledge Benefit Join the discussion on the Cardano Forum.

CIP23 - Fair Min Fees. Join the discussion on the Cardano Forum and if you are a stakepool operator vote at SPO Votes.

CIP24 - Non-Centralizing Rankings Join the discussion on the Cardano Forum.


Social Media

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Telegram Group

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%.
  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.