To support blockchains that address pressing social topics.

Ideal supports blockchain projects with a social focus. The operator uses personal rewards to fund meaning driven innovation projects of Quirqie.


To ensure all people can experience life as meaningful.

Ideal works towards a new status quo: a mindset with the intrinsic motivation to rethink attitudes and actions in the interest of societal progress.


250K+ Pledge

Our commitment to each one of our staking pools.

Low Commission

IDEAL pools run on a base or 1% commission.

Green Power

Our nodes and website run on renewable energy.

Global Distribution

Servers in Amsterdam, New York, Singapore and more.

24/7 Monitoring

Our software monitors the health of our pools 24/7.

Secure Setup

We have backups in place for software, hardware and data.


Olivier Wouters is the operator of Ideal and founder of Quirqie. He grew up in a design office. The designers there taught him how to use design and IT to innovate.

In 2016, Olivier graduated as MSc Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He since specialised in Design Thinking and Design Driven Innovation.


HIP-1 – Raising commission to 5%

HIP-1 goes into effect on epoch 731. This requires IDEAL and other established validators to set their commission to a minimum of 5%. Taking the current 10.5% APY as an example, delegators…

IDEAL meets Empowa

Just sat down with @empowa_io‘s Glen Jordan and had a wonderful chat. Beautiful things are being built on #Cardano! Empowa is a platform that focuses on DeFi enabled affordable housing in Africa.


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