Epoch 220 – Above Average…

Statistics for Epoch 220

Estimated number of blocks (Adapools.org) : 2.9

Block Allocated : 5

Blocks Produced : 5

The majority of blocks (64%) are still produced by IOG(IOHK) – reducing by 2% per epoch.

Comments – Well we have produced 5 from 5 blocks this epoch and that is above the 2.9 estimated so that is good news and helps improve our luck percentage which is still low. The luck percentage on Adapools shows how lucky you have been in the random allocation of blocks to produce that generate fees for you the delegators. So far we have produced every block we have been allocated but we did not start out well with some epochs of zero blocks allocated to us. So you can say we are owed a few above expected block producing epochs.

There was no update to the node software this epoch and things ran smoothly. There is an issue two days after the start of each epoch at 23:45 where the Cardano node software does some sort of accounting for rewards and currently each epoch this freezes the nodes for five to six minutes (all stake pools are seeing this). This is being investigated by IOG and hopefully this gets fixed soon. The one positive is that it proves our alerts are working as they get triggered each time this happens.

Thanks for all who continue staking with us. We are here for the long term and this is just the start of this project. We have lost a lot of delegators due to not getting allocated a lot of blocks to produce early on but this should even itself out over time. We are positive for the future. Happy Staking!