About us

Pool Operator
Patrick Ammann

My name is Patrick. I grew up in eastern Switzerland, more precisely in Rorschacherberg, a municipality on Lake Constance.

My mother is Venezuelan, my father Swiss. If you look a little closer at my roots, there is at least a portion of Italian blood in me. A bit of a Birchermuesli, as we say here in Switzerland.

Ever since I was a child, I've had a wide range of interests. They range from computer science to sports to economics. Influenced by my father, who worked as an IT consultant, I was particularly fascinated by IT. For example, I created the first website for my school back in 1999.

A few years later and still enthusiastic about IT stuff, I decided to study business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen, which I successfully completed in 2012.

Growing up in Switzerland on the one hand and in Venezuela on the other, I have had the opportunity my whole life to experience how people develop and behave under different conditions (e.g. political, climatic). So I was able to see and experience a long time ago what central organisations can do if they are not trustworthy. The keyword here is monetary policy and inflation.

Growing up in two such contrasting countries as Switzerland and Venezuela, but also through various travels, made me realise early on:
We live in a system that has distributed power and wealth unequally and unfairly up to now. For example, it is not a matter of course for everyone to have their own bank account.

Blockchain has therefore been a topic that has preoccupied me for some time.
However, it only really "clicked" for me personally in 2017.
It was a newspaper article that finally piqued my interest and led me to start looking more closely at the topic.

Little by little, I became aware of the potential that such an application operated via blockchain can bring with it:
- Decentralisation (-> distribution of power and assets)
- Security against forgery (-> trust is possible without a third party)
- Stability of value (-> deflation fixed by program code possible)
- Efficiency (fast and cheap transactions, possible 24/7)

Of course, with such new methodologies, everything is rarely perfect from the start. So it is also the case with the blockchain that Bitcoin, as the first of its kind, was and is confronted with various problems.
The same applies to Ethereum, another well-known project.
All this brought me to Cardano in the summer of 2020.

Cardano is the blockchain project that takes a scientific approach. This includes, among other things, that all development steps were and are subjected to so-called peer reviews (otherwise usual for doctoral theses).

The proof of stake mechanism at Cardano is also far ahead of its competitors.
(e.g. coins are not lured and cannot become less).

More on "Why Cardano" can be found here

Through the operation of ADA Suisse, I would naturally like to help promote the Cardano network. 

In order to achieve this, however, in addition to running a pool, it is also important to bring all these new topics & concepts closer.
To achieve this, I have decided to use part of the pool's income for various activities and events:
- ADA Suisse Cardano Marketplace Event
- Telegram group for Stakers (contact me for invitation link)
- Training workshops
- Running a knowledge database (ADAcation)

ADA Suisse Ambassadors
Kali

My name is Iared. I grew up in Ticino, but have lived in Zurich for a long time. I have been politically active for many years and also have an interest in the technological development that characterises the era we live in. My passion for languages allows me to communicate in five different languages and translate from German into Italian at a professional level.

I have an eye for progress and change and I am here to stay. Keyword: redistribution and independence.

The participatory factor is at the heart of my "why". The fact that the community can connect, manage and participate in such a large, decentralised, secure and independent network is really great. My sheer curiosity and thirst for knowledge spurs me on to learn more and more about the blockchain, but most importantly about its potential uses.

Objectively, I believe that blockchain technology is unstoppable. It is no longer a question of "if", but of "when". And if we want to use this tool optimally, we have to know it from the beginning.

The seriousness, patient preparation and scientific approach of Cardano is hard to beat. It is not "just" a blockchain, but something systemically revolutionary. I think it is important to help shape and support this technological change and progress from the very beginning.

The ecological aspect also plays an important role. The Proof of Stake protocol makes it possible to make great progress in the area of environmental protection, in contrast to previous blockchain generations. Initiatives such as the "Cardano Impact Challenge 2021" confirm that the Cardano community is sensible and takes challenges such as climate change seriously.

Being part of the ADA Suisse pool means participating in the development of the Cardano network as well as in the promotion of the network in Switzerland. I offer my language skills and my passion to ensure communication and information also in Italian. So that everyone has the opportunity to inform themselves, participate and help shape the network.

The primary goal is therefore to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a united, diverse and solidary community (within the community).

Reto Chiesa

My name is Reto and I grew up in various parts of Switzerland, including a stay abroad in Asia as a teenager. This had a great impact on me because I saw that there was rich or poor, and no middle class... 
I am interested in football and sports in general. Foreign peoples and cultures as well as finance and history interest me.
A good meal and a fine wine should not be missing 😉

I think it is and will be the future. A blockchain makes it possible to transmit information in a tamper-proof way with the help of a decentralised database shared by many participants, so that copies are excluded, this is where I see the greatest strength.
And we are only at the beginning of this journey. 

It is a fantastic project with almost unbelievable development possibilities. Among other things, the project aims to combine privacy with the law.
This will make it possible to regulate the new technology, which the founders believe will ensure stronger financial regulation and contribute to global access to fair financial services.

Being part of the ADA Suisse pool means participating in the development of the Cardano network as well as in the promotion of the network in Switzerland. I offer my language skills and my passion to ensure communication and information also in Italian. So that everyone has the opportunity to inform themselves, participate and help shape the network.

The primary goal is therefore to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a united, diverse and solidary community (within the community).

Tosca ADA Suisse Ambassador

Hi I am Andre. I was born in the beautiful northeast of Brazil and I grew up in the country of Basel. I am interested in many things in life especially innovative technology. As a little kid I started to build my own computers and that lasted till today, where I build PCs for everyone interested in my products. This passion for technology and a great affection for fairness in general brings me to Blockchain, Decentralization and Cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain brings security, trust and with decentralized crypto projects more self-determination. Wich all help to get more fairness on earth.

There are many things that make Cardano superior to other projects for me. There are a lot of great technology creators on earth but I think the most important aspect is, if a project can get adoption. Here is where Cardano shines the most for me. A great product always needs a great leader to show the world what it is and how it works. Thats what we have on Cardano with Charles Hoskinson.
Cardano also got  one of the biggest and especially one of the friendliest community I ever experienced online.

By helping ADA Suisse to grow I actively help Cardano to develope in Switzerland. For me it is a passion to talk about Cardano and helping people to better understand it, just because it is interesting, fun and also helps to raise awareness to the systems in our daily life.