Renew Pool

Mission-driven Cardano Stake Pool supporting projects in renewable energies and recycled materials
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Decentralization

One goal of RENEW pool is to support further decentralization of the Cardano network.
The following philosophy ensures that:
  • The pool is operated in a server room of a small Swiss IT company. Many larger pools are hosted by large providers like Amazon AWS (see e.g. "Relay Data Centers" on pooltool.io/networkhealth). An outage of this provider, or an action of the provider based on government regulations would mean that all these pools could get instantly affected / harmed.

  • The cardano-node software (block producer and 2 relay nodes) runs on bare metal servers at RENEW pool, which basically means that dedicated server hardware is used instead of virtual servers.

  • Finally RENEW pool is and will always be a "single pool", which means that the pool operator does run only one pool.




The above diagram (taken from pooltool.io/networkhealth in November 2022) shows that we need pools running on small providers, to increase decentralization of the network.