Genius Yield Stake Pools: Infrastructure Best Practices


  • Block producer: node that validates transactions and mints blocks
  • Relay: node that propagates blocks to the block producer and the rest of the network
  • Cardano Node: core software used to run the block producers and relays
  • GCP: Google Cloud Platform; the cloud provider we are using to host our pools
  • VM: virtual machine; an instance in GCP dedicated to a relay or block producer
  • Container: unit of software that packages code and dependencies into a lightweight environment

How are the pools deployed?

Security best practices

Docker containerization

Transaction signing in an air-gapped environment

How have we improved since deployment?

Safety & security

Performance & reliability

What’s next?



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