who and what is Upstream?

Upstream is an ADA staking pool dedicated to providing the Cardano community with a reliable and lovingly maintained node 24/7. Simple, accessible financial education is at the heart of our decisions, helping you to join our journey to become financially independent Upstreamers!

What is staking?

Our Vision

We are a like minded team with the combined skills and a deep motivation, enabling us to bring community stability for future generations. Formed from long term friendships and now professional relationships, our desire is to empower the many through the use of decentralised tools and philosophies.

The aim is simple, to build a sustainable, decentralised and community driven future, focused on educating individuals and supporting charities in the effort to become financially independent.

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How to stake

What is staking?

Staking (or delegating) is similar to putting your money into a bank account, and as a thank you the bank pays you interest for doing so (or at least they used to). Your delegated ADA allows the Cardano network to run.

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How to stake?

1. Buy ADA from an

To Purchase ADA, go to any exchange sign up and verify your account.

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2. Create your ADA

Download the Yoroi or Daedalus and create your wallet and make sure to keep your details in a secure location.

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Transfer your ADA from your exchange account to your wallets.

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4. Delegate your ADA to the Upstream pool

Search for [UPSTR] in the delegation centre, you will need your spending password!

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Why Upstream?

“Distributing wealth from the source, sustainably”

Anyone can run a node, but as an Upstreamer you know that we’re running the our node on 100% renewable energy. Giving 30% of our operator profits back to charities and community driven projects.

So Whats in it
for you …

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What do you get for staking?

Your staking reward

You receive an average 5% APY on your staked ADA. Once your ADA is staked in the Upstream pool you receive your rewards directly to your wallet every 5 days. It’s totally safe and secure, because only you know your wallet keys, as always only you have access to your ADA.

Charity donations from our profits

Giving back

Our aim is to use Upstreams staking pool profits to help charities and individuals that support environmental causes, and financial education.


Why Cardano?

“Cardano is a blockchain platform for change makers, innovators, and visionaries, with the tools and technologies required to create possibility for the many, as well as the few, and bring about positive global change”

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Our strategy is two fold, firstly to introduce as many people into the Cardano community as possible, and secondly do something that is important to us at Upstream, and that is giving back.

By donating 30% of our staking pool profits to charities and community driven projects, we aim to take as many people on our journey as possible.

So come aboard, join the community, and let’s sail Upstream together!

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