Statistics for Epoch 223
Estimated number of blocks (Adapools.org) : 3.1
Block Allocated : 4
Blocks Produced : 4
The majority of blocks (58%) are still produced by IOG(IOHK) – reducing by 2% per epoch.
Comments – Another good epoch with above predicted blocks allocated and produced. Not too much else to report this epoch. We installed the block predicting software developed by Blue Cheese Stake House which allows you to see the blocks you will be allocated along with the date and time, like in the old ITN testnet. This is really useful when for example you do some maintenance upgrade to the pool or rotate keys which you have to do every 90 days as it immediately shows you if there is a problem because you did not produce a block when you were supposed to. Prior to this it was just guess work as you had no idea if you were allocated any blocks and not producing any was just bad luck in the block allocation lottery.
We have still made 100% of the blocks we have been allocated. Other pools have been luckier with block allocation but this should all even out over time. Gougen is closer with smart contracts and this will be exciting! Thanks to all our loyal delegators and we will report back in epoch 224.