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Happy Staking by HUG

Be happy and maximize your ADA with HUG stakepool - Dedicated infrastructure managed and secured by an IT professional - Single stake pool helping decentralize Cardano and donating 20% of pool operator rewards to mental health charities.


  1. Donate 20% of operator pool rewards to charities CALM & MIND

  2. Loyalty scheme. 25 ADA to our first 6 loyal delegates when we produce our first block (Complete)

  3. Monthly Raffle for between 50 - 300 ADA. More

  4. Secure reliable infrastructure - for maximum rewards

  5. 1% operator margin, 99% for delegaters

  6. Decentralized SPO

Read more about the pool, the charities and the loyalty scheme below.


Happy staking and feel free to get in touch via the website or twitter @HUG_Pool

About the Pool

The pool setup is as below, but will continue to grow and be upgraded when necessary. It has been designed and built to Cardano Foundation and IOHK specifications. We are a Single Stakepool Operator (SPO) and always will be.

  • Bare metal servers managed and monitored locally by an IT professional.

  • 12Gb RAM Relay and 16Gb RAM Producer (More relays to be added).

  • Relays and core node on separate dedicated hardware (no virtual machines sharing resources).

  • High performance network connectivity.

  • Enhanced security & key management with air-gapped PC.

  • Energy efficient infrastructure.

  • Management and monitoring PC.

  • 24/7 runtime, seamlessly helping the Cardano blockchain eco system and decentralization

About Me


My name is Mark and I have over 10 years’ experience working in the IT industry, my main skills are system admin and network engineering. Currently, I'm a network engineer working for one of the largest NHS trusts in Europe, which has over 25k devices connected to the network. I am also an under 10s football coach qualified to FA Level 1 :-) 


Mental Health Charities

Here at HUG we want everyone to be happy all the time, so by simply delegating to us you can passively help us contribute to some great mental health charities. 

We will use our own profits to donate 20% to mental health charities. That means all your rewards stay the same and are never used for donations, you still earn maximum rewards. As a minimum these charities would receive 58 ADA between them if we successfully create a block in a particular epoch. 

Mental health charity donations

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Loyalty Scheme

HUG staking knows how important it is to earn maximum rewards on your ADA, so we offered a loyalty scheme to our delegators. The first 6 people who staked with HUG Pool received 25 ADA each when we successfully minted our first block.

The loyalty scheme has now ended and we have made payment to those address that registered a payment address. if you're on the list below and didn't receive the reward please get in touch.

We are now running a monthly raffle draw for between 50 - 300 ADA and we are considering adding a loyalty scheme into that!

Keep informed with the latest news from HUG by following us on twitter @HUG_Pool