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What's Cooking?? | Ep. 1 Dec. 26th

Tune-in to Chef Pool's Twitter space every Sunday at 2pm EST

Twitter: @CardanoChefPool

Chef pool is full of folks with big hearts and even bigger personalities - all with a desire to contribute to the Cardano community. That was on display today in the first of Chef’s weekly twitter spaces. As a small stakepool operator Chef Theo is keenly aware of the struggle that the small stake pools face in getting and keeping delegators. He is hosting an informational twitter forum to educate the community about all the happenings in the stakepool community.

"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives."

- Oscar Wilde

The first guest was May from Break Pool. The name Break pool comes from the idea of “Breaking the traditional system”. May is from Thailand and is intent on educating her local community which is a challenge due to a lack of content in her native language. She is working to create content for her local community and working with the local government and IOG on an exciting project to be announced soon. She also donates to local charities, including an orphanage.

The next guest was Boris from Psilobyte Pool. Boris is an IT professional from Alberta Canada who, based on today's discussion, has at some point helped every stakepool in attendance. Boris’s technological background that allows him to understand decentralization is important at every level. This means not only the importance of diversified stakepools, but diversified node locations and even operating systems. Boris is also working on Psilobyte University - a place for learning all things Cardano from avoiding scams to spinning up a stakepool.

Next up was Ty from Gaming Cardano who brought an entirely different perspective. His pool has grown from his background in gaming. Instead of creating a mission driven pool, his goal is to contribute value to the community in several different ways. He is attracting gamers by holding tournaments which demonstrate the potential of Cardano as a gaming platform. Additionally he has created an open source bot for CNFTs that will help smaller projects improve efficiency and achieve better results. Lastly he is creating a Cardano campus - a metaverse like space to learn and collaborate.

Hans from Seaside Staking was the final SPO guest of the day. Hans manages Seaside Staking with the help of his lovely wife. As a team they are better able to balance the technological and social media obligations of running a stakepool. Hans talked about being part of the Hosky distribution and the positive impact it has had on his pool. Ongoing projects include continuing enhancements to his stakepool set up and continuing helping other SPOs configure their set up.

Lastly Macroman arrived to talk about NFT project news including the launch of a groundbreaking collaboration between Theoscape Music and the Cardano Army. This is an NFT product which is actually professionally produced original music combined with stunning visuals. It is available today on Tokhun. Other notable projects include the recent launch of EquineNFT, Pavia and Cornucopias.

This was an incredibly engaging and informative space that provided surprises to even those who have been in the community for some time. Please join Chef Theo next week for another exciting chapter of What’s Cooking.

By Traveler Jo |

You can find Traveler Jo somewhere close to the sea. She loves Cardano, kayaking and food - not necessarily in that order. She's busy exploring the world, always in the company of her husband, tired dog and indignant felines.

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