Cardano is paving the way for a better future, and so are we! To help ensure the long term stability of our platform, we have deployed UNST (Unstoppable ADA). With UNST we are hoping to attract a broader delegator base, which would make us more resilient against fluctuations in total delegated stake. But we are also aiming to position ourselves in anticipation of potential protocol parameter changes, related to pool size and pledge, which are expected later this year.
The new pool will replace GIVE, which was too small to have a fair chance at producing blocks, but has served its purpose more than well, by generating our most recent 1,000ADA donation to the Oceana foundation.
With the launch of UNST we also took the opportunity to redistribute our total pledge. As IOHK's staking calculator proves, the amount of pledge currently has no influence on staking rewards whatsoever, but we will of course take appropriate action should this change in the future!