Epoch 254

Statistics for Epoch 254

Estimated number of blocks : 5.4

Block Allocated : 2

Blocks Produced : 2

Luck* : 37%

Blocks Predicted for the Next Epoch: 2

Community-driven stake pools are producing 94% of all blocks we continue the decentralisation process, the remaining 6% produced by federated IOG nodes. Estimated date for complete decentralisation of the Cardano block-chain is 31st March 2021.

The good news is we made all the blocks allocated but the bad news is there was only two allocated (as predicted) and the prediction is again that we will be allocated two blocks which is well below average. We had a good run recently but would like to get back to the expected five plus blocks per epoch.

This epoch we made a change to our monitoring scripts as one parameter on the node was causing huge CPU usage so we don’t monitor that now on the relays (transactions) but we monitor it on the block producing node and monitor that all nodes are updating with new blocks. This has lowered the CPU usage dramatically on the relays and we may turn this back on if optimised at a later date. Other than this a quiet epoch – we still had the two day after start of epoch processing issue where the network stops for ten minutes but this should be solved in the next version of the node software, but there is no current release date for this.

Again we have quite a few new delegators so we welcome you and hope you will be happy here and of course we thank all those who continue to stake with us, thanks for your trust. We wish you all well and will get back with a small update at the end of the next epoch and give you an idea of blocks expected in the following epoch.