Appendix B - Cardano Resource Index

Cardano documentation tends to be scattered around the Internet, including duplicate or out-of-date information. Some Cardano community members may contribute in multiple roles.

The Cardano Resource Index aims to present a well-rounded, unbiased collection of general Cardano resources available online and useful for stake pool operators, listed alphabetically by name or topic, including an accurate description of content available at each resource. offers an Application Programming Interface (API), webhooks and InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) decentralized file storage, allowing you to tap into Cardano's potential without the need for manual checks. offers mainly marketing information describing the Cardano ecosystem.

Cardano Developer Portal provides technical details related to developing on Cardano mainnet. See also the Stake Pool Course.

Cardano Docs publishes content that describes and supports the features on Cardano mainnet and testnet environments, including information on all the core components of Cardano; details of Cardano design and architecture; how the Cardano network works; explanations of the fee structure and monetary policy; a glossary of terms; and, community resources.

Cardano Environment Configuration Files facilitates downloading official Cardano Node configuration files for mainnet and testing environments.

Cardano Explorer, online since the Incentivized Testnet (ITN) in 2019, offers the oldest and most fully featured blockchain explorer for the Cardano network.

Cardano Forum offers a platform for discussing and sharing information on a wide range of topics within the Cardano community.

Cardano Foundation, one of the founding entities of Cardano, is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization facilitating the global adoption of Cardano in enterprise applications by developing infrastructure tooling; strengthening operational resilience; driving diversity of on-infrastructure uses cases; and, developing sound and representative governance.

Cardano Handbook offers a self-study course designed to develop the skills and knowledge you need to use Cardano Node, including the command-line interface (CLI).

Cardano Improvement Proposals are formalised design documents for the Cardano community describing proposed changes to the Cardano ecosystem, processes or environment.

Cardano Node CLI Reference lists the core commands and subcommands available using the command-line interface for Cardano Node.

Cardano Node GitHub Repository hosts the source code for official releases of the Cardano Node software.

Cardano Node Wiki documents procedures for implementing Cardano Node and related software, considering requirements for testing and development environments.

Cardanoscan offers a feature-rich blockchain explorer and analytics platform for Cardano.

Daedalus is an open-source, full-node wallet for ADA developed by Input Output.

EMURGO, as one of the founding entities of Cardano, provides blockchain products and services for builders and organizations to adopt and build on the Cardano blockchain, including courses and education for Web3 developers, professionals and enthusiasts.

Essential Cardano serves as a platform aiming to provide comprehensive general news and information for the Cardano community.

Etrnl is one of the major Cardano wallets, implementing features requested by the Cardano community.

eUTxO is a visual blockchain explorer for Cardano.

Guild Operators offer various scripts and other software that stake pool operators may use to simplify setting up, managing and monitoring a stake pool.

Input Output is a founding entity of Cardano, and one of the world’s pre-eminent blockchain research and engineering companies.

Input Output Blog regularly publishes details related to current projects at Input Output.

Installing Cardano Node from Source provides a detailed procedure for compiling and installing Cardano Node software on your local computer.

Intersect Member-based Organization is tasked with bringing together the Cardano community behind a shared vision to enable a more resilient, secure, transparent and innovative Cardano ecosystem.

Lace is a light wallet platform for exploring Cardano and Web3, developed by Input Output.

Mithril Guide provides a complete guide to the Mithril project, which allows you to restore the Cardano blockchain on your local computer using snapshots, more quickly than the time required to synchronize the full blockchain ledger from the network.

PoolTool is an online platform designed to facilitate interaction between Cardano stake pool operators and delegators.

Project Catalyst enables the Cardano community to submit ideas, vote and fund innovative proposals solving real-world challenges in the Cardano ecosystem.

Stake Pool Coursepublishes guidelines and procedures for setting up a Cardano stake pool.

Staking Guide for Delegators explains in detail for ADA holders the factors involved in making decisions related to selecting a stake pool for delegating ADA that prioritizes earning rewards, as well as the health of the Cardano network, without favouring any particular stake pool(s).

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