Well that about sums it up. Zero blocks allocated for the epoch. The estimated was the same as the previous epoch which was three blocks. We have checked and double checked all setup even though nothing has changed since the last epoch where we did make the expected blocks. If you are in doubt you can check on pooltool for orphan blocks for genePool and you will see there are none – orphan blocks are blocks you were allocated but did not make. All pools will have some orphan blocks eventually as the protocol does sometimes allocate multiple pools to produce the same block and there a random function to decide which pool gets to make the block.
OK so where do we go from here. Well we are confident in the pool setup and we hope that delegators will stay with us for a few more epochs to give us a chance to earn back your trust. Having no blocks this epoch should mean that hopefully at some stage we get over allocated blocks. There are other pools in our situation that have made blocks in the last epoch have similar or greater stake and have been allocated zero blocks. So we remain positive and we are here for the long run.
Statistics for Epoch 213
Estimated number of blocks (Adapools.org) : 3
Blocks Produced : 0
Comments – Investigated our setup multiple times but everything appears to be good and all reporting systems are looking good. We hope for a better next epoch!