Epoch 237 – Naughty …

Statistics for Epoch 237

Estimated number of blocks (Adapools.org) : 4.7

Block Allocated : 3

Blocks Produced : 3

Luck* : 64%

Community-driven stake pools are producing 68% of all blocks we continue the decentralisation process, the remaining 32% produced by federated IOG nodes. Estimated date for complete decentralisation of the Cardano blockchain is March 2021.

Well I guess Santa thought we had been naughty after all this year. We were allocated 3 blocks on an estimation of 4.7 so not lucky again in the lottery that is block allocation. Again we have maintained our 100% block production of the blocks we have been allocated.

Regarding the pool there was not much that happened this epoch. No new software releases (which is good over Christmas) and everything ran smoothly although we are still leaking memory it seems but is enough to get through the epoch (Thoughts are this is due to pools who have not upadated their clients and we can block these if this continues to be an issue) . We will check our block propagation times over the next few epochs as these seems to have increased with the latest software release but we are monitoring.

We hope you all had a great Christmas and we wish you all the best for 2021 and we think this is Cardano’s year.

Thanks to all who continue to stake with us and hopefully we can grow the amount of delegation throughout 2021. Happy New Year all and here’s to a better 2021!!!

* – Blocks are allocated randomly each epoch based upon total stake a pool has just like a lottery. Luck refers to how many blocks were allocated to a pool against the expected blocks that the pools should produce. Some epochs (5 day periods) you will be allocated more and some less but over time it should even out.