APEX is a Stake Pool on the Cardano blockchain, running on bare metal servers and virtual private servers distributed all over the world. The mission of APEX Stake pool is to help and educate the Cardano community, to bring more people in the Cardano ecosystem, and to contribute to the development and decentralization of Cardano. More details about the open source contributions can be found on the Contributions page. Apex is running a stake pool on each of the following blockchains: Cardano mainnet, Cardano preprod, Cardano preview and Cardano SanchoNet, supporting the testing and development. Apex is also running Mithril nodes on Cardano mainnet, preprod and preview.
Because of its mission and its activity in the community, APEX Cardano Stake Pool received multiple time the Cardano Foundation delegation and the IOG delegation.
As a part of the Free Loaderz initiative, APEX Stake Pool has the following submit-api URL for people to configure in their light wallets to speed up their transactions: https://submit-api.apexpool.info/api/submit/tx
APEX Stake Pool is is owned and operated by an IT Professional with 26 years of experience, with a lot of experience in IT Security and IT best practices, and involved in a few successful PCI DSS Audits in the last years. The pool is running on multiple reliable, redundant virtual private servers and dedicated hardware (bare metal) servers - one active block producer and one stand-by block producer, two registered relays and many other unregistered relays, distributed across data centers in Europe, USA and Japan. The unregistered relays are there for more redundancy and protection against attacks.
APEX Stake Pool is not a charitable stake pool, but a few donations were already made. The first donation was 670 Euro on 2nd of December 2021, and the second donation of 775 Euro was made on 10th of January 2022 (details in the Donations page). There will be other donations for "Asociaţia Dăruieşte Viaţă" from time to time. Please support them if you can. Their accounts for donations are in the footer of their website.
If you are looking for a Staking Pool to delegate to, please consider delegating to APEX Pool. This will help the Stake Pool and its mission, and you will win good ADA rewards. APEX delegators can also claim tokens on TosiDrop without paying the 1 ADA fee for some of the tokens.