Stake pools will be a key part of a decentralized Cardano, supporting the incentivization mechanisms that ensure the long-term health and liveness of the network. By running a stake pool, stake pool operators enable other users to delegate their stake to earn rewards, as well as receiving a profit for providing the service.
As a stake pool operator for Cardano, you will typically have the following abilities:
Basic Nix skills are beneficial, but not required. We provide Nix scripts for ease of use, but you should be able to start a node and connect to the testnet without using these scripts.