Cardano Pledge Pools are Noncustodial
All Cardano pledge pools operate as a service, public or private, Ada holders pledge to one or more pledge pool(s) becoming a member of that pledge pool or fund their stake pool, thus becoming the owner of the funded pool.
At no time does a pledger or owner(s) of a stake pool give up their custody to their Ada, your Ada is yours and yours alone and never at risk when you pledge or delegate, to ours or any Cardano pool.
No Cardano pledge or stake pool requires custody of your Ada holdings. You, as the asset holder, are always in 100% control of your assets. You're participating in the protocol, that is all.
Bare Metal Computers
Everywhere, feasible we use a physical infrastructure bare-metal that we own and control. For example, all signing servers are deployed on bare-metal computers, enabling us to validate the boot through Coreboot, on up the stack before the first block hits the Cardano network. Where bare-metal is not feasible, we deploy on public containers that share our passion for openness and security.
We deploy on bare metal servers giving us a high assurance that Cardano will operate as intended, don't trust, verify instead.
Hardware Security Module
Cryptography signing keys are securely stored on a hardware security module, HSM, and are never publicly accessible. If, in the highly unlikely event we get hacked (your Ada is never at risk), the theaves will not gain access to the staking keys as they cannot seize the hardware security module without destroying the keys on it first.
All validation keys are stored on an HSM, tamper-resistant, and PIN-protected, secured against computer viruses, destruction, and theft from within and without.
Fully Decentralized, Geographic Diverse Infrastructure
Our Cardano pledge pool has no single failure point. Through the separation of services, spread across several machines or clusters further divided by geographic diversity and redundancy to ensure continued operation in the event of a failure at any point, natural or humanmade.
With no single point of failure, our uptime on Cardano block production has a mathematical certainty of 99.999%.
On a More Personal Note
Adaizen is a freedom-focused security-aware company that believes in individuals' freedom. This view underpins every choice we make as a company, which is why we will not use the big-box-cloud providers, although we do appreciate the work they produce, we despise the business model they have chosen.
We value individuals' freedom, from that vantage we make and back our choices as a company; Remember, we're not only engineers, but we're also Cardano owners. ♥
Our favorite quote lately:
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
For Keeping Cardano Roaming Free