INITIAL POOL STAKE OFFERINGS IN CARDANO: a critical overview

What is an INITIAL STAKE POOL OFFERING (ISPO)?

How to compare different ISPO’s?

Percentage of total supply allocated for the ISPO

Figure 1. Percentage of total supply allocated to the ISPO’s.

Percentage of total supply earned

Introduction to the projects

Table 1. List of the projects running ISPO’s in Cardano, presently or in the past, including a brief description, variable fees and the rewards scheme. Finished ISPO’s are highlighted in grey. This list excludes a multitude of projects associated with Drip Dropz (future article?).

Percentage of total supply earned per epoch — all ISPO’s

Figure 17. Percentage of total supply earned per epoch with 1M ADA staked. The panels show the baseline values for ISPO’s with fixed reward schemes (upper panel) and for ISPO’s with variable reward schemes (lower panel). Bonuses are not shown.

Shameless shilling

Staking rewards annualized percentage rate (APR)

Figure 18. ADA staking rewards (APR) in the ISPO’s organised by Minswap (MIN) and MELD Labs (MELD), the highest APR that I know off in an exchange (“Inace”), and the average APR in a native pool (Regular).

Insights, recommendations, best practices and pitfalls to avoid

Concerns

Final Remarks

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