• CanadaStakes
    Canadian Cardano Staking
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  • Our Mission
    To advance the Cardano community in Canada through assistance, knowledge, interactive events and support for local charities, while providing a stable staking platform for our delegators.
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    Secure, Reliable and Environmentally Friendly
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    NFT Creation Services
    Have something special you'd like immortalized on the Cardano blockchain? Let us do the work of getting it there for you!

Welcome to CanadaStakes

Where the stakes are good, and the good are staking.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at CanadaStakes we believe Cardano provides the foundation of a decentralized future. A contributing member of the CCSPA, CanadaStakes is led by a team with 35+ years of experience running real-time operational systems and boasts a wealth of knowledge and skillsets required for a successful stake pool. We are committed to providing optimal returns for our delegators with low fees and delegation rewards through our native asset Kryptos.
Proud member of the Canadian Cardano Stake Pool Association (CCSPA).
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Why Choose Us

Low Fees

Introductory fee of only 0.31415% so all our delegators can maximize profits while still allowing us to grow our infrastructure


Dedicated hardware for each node with backup AWS servers running on Canadian infrastructure. 24/7 Monitoring using Grafana and Prometheus with real time alerting


Giving back to our local community through various charitable donations and local events

Testnet Pool

Running latest releases on testnet 24/7 to ensure compatibility and stability


Interactive delegator benefits like voting, merchandise, and more will be coming in the near future

Pool Details


Days Running

Blocks Produced



Total Stake


Pledge Amount


Fixed Cost

0.000   %


2.799   %

First Mainnet Block
# 5,558,907
First Mainnet Block
April 7th 2021
2:06:36 am UTC
First Mainnet Block
# 5,894,886
Tenth Mainnet Block
June 24th 2021
11:38:34 pm UTC

Our Peers

Explore the map to see which Cardano peers we are currently connected to worldwide!

NFT Creation Services

CanadaStakes now offering full NFT Services!
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What is an NFT?

NFT Stands for "Non-fungible token". An NFT is a unique digital asset that exists on the Cardano blockchain as a native Cardano asset. An NFT can be sold, traded, or otherwise exchanged through a Cardano wallet.

How are NFT's created?

NFT's are created through a process known as minting. The minting process places all of the information associated with the NFT onto the Cardano blockchain and produces a native asset that will show up in your Cardano wallet.

What can an NFT consist of?

An NFT can contain any data that can be digitally represented, such as images, videos, written material, etc. In general the associated data, like an image, will be stored in a separate distributed file system. Our preferred file system is the IPFS to store the data, rather than directly on the Cardano blockchain.

How do I get started?

The process is simple!

  1. Select an image you want immortalized on the blockchain, and the associated data (location, date, owner, etc).
  2. Send an email to nft@canadastakes.ca with the details of your request.
  3. Once confirmed, payment can be sent using ADA, and we'll take care of the rest!

Services Available

The following ADA costs apply for NFT Services.

  • NFT Minting: 5₳ per NFT, minimum order of 25₳ (5 Free NFT's with your first order).
  • IPFS upload only, 5₳ per 100 files uploaded (10 Free IPFS uploads with your first order).

Giving Back

When we first started the CanadaStakes pool, it was our goal to use a portion of our rewards to give back to the community through both local and national charities. We have been extremely fortunate to have a growing community standing tall with us, and we're committed to share that fortune with those in need.
The Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank$300

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The Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank$250

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The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa

The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa$250

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Dans la Rue

Dans la Rue$200

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Our Team

We are a dedicated group of crypto-enthusiasts who have decades of professional experience between us in a variety of different roles. We all recognize the potential for Cardano to empower anyone and everyone to reimagine ways to transact, create, and govern.

Software developer with 15 years experience developing realtime data applications.

System Administrator

Cryptocurrency enthusiast since 2012, Amy has taught multiple cryptocurrency courses and has helped shape the cryptocurrency legislative and regulatory framework in Canada. Amy manages external communications and social media messaging.

Communications Manager

Software developer and team lead with 20 years experience developing and maintaining analytical applications

Operations Specialist

Introducing: Kryptos

Kryptos is the Canada Stakes native cardano asset, and will be shared with our delegators as follows:

For the first year, each new delegator will receive a One Kryptos token as a welcome gift from us at CanadaStakes at the end of their first month staking. When a delegator reaches the following delegation milestones, additional Kryptos tokens will be received as a one time offering at the end of the month

  • 1K ADA - One Kryptos
  • 5K ADA - Five Kryptos
  • 10K ADA - Ten Kryptos
  • 20K ADA - Twenty Kryptos
  • 50K ADA - Fifty Kryptos
  • Each additional 50K ADA - Fifty Kryptos

Additional Kryptos tokens will be available through online events and giveaways. Kryptos tokens will be used to allow entrance into various delegator events, giveaways, and online auctions. Kryptos can also be transacted or sold within the cardano network as they are Native Assets.

Kryptos Coins

Frequently Asked Questions

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.
Ouroboros is the proof-of-stake protocol used by Cardano. It distributes network control across stake pools: node operators with the infrastructure required to ensure a consistent and reliable connection to the network.
Stake pools, also known as node operators, run and maintain the infrastructure required to ensure a consistent and reliable connection to the network. For each slot, a stake pool is assigned as the slot leader, and is rewarded for adding a block to the chain.
ADA holders may delegate their stake to a specific stake pool, increasing its chance of being selected as the slot leader, and share in the stake pool's rewards.
ADA can be obtained through various virtual currency exchanges such as coinbase, binance, Huobi Global and Kraken.
ADA should be stored in an aproved ADA wallet such as Daedalus or Yoroi. To securely store your ADA offline, the use or a hardware wallet in combination with Daedalus or Yoroi will provide safe and secure cold storage of your ADA.
Delegation is done through the Daedalus or Yoroi wallets and requires a 2 ADA deposit and a minimum of 10 ADA remaining in the wallet.

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