Statistics for Epoch 229
Estimated number of blocks (Adapools.org) : 3.8
Block Allocated : 1
Blocks Produced : 1
We were allocated one block this epoch which is disappointing but it is the nature of the lottery block allocation system – sometime you win sometimes you lose but over time it should even out. We run the a program at the start of each epoch to see what blocks we will be potentially expecting and when it reported one we were not happy about it but all we can do is ensure that we make all the blocks we are allocated which we have. There will come a time when we will lose a block to another pool but this is part of the Ouroboros protocol which Cardano is built upon – two pools can be allocated to produce the same block and there is a random function to choose which block makes it to the chain and gets rewards. So far we continue our 100% record to produce every block we have been allocated.
Other than this a really quiet epoch, no new software as yet for the node and the nodes and relays are behaving perfectly.
Thanks to all of you who continue to stake with is and we hope for a lot better Epoch 330, we are keeping everything crossed!