Epoch 265 – Preparing for Alonzo…

Statistics for Epoch 265

Expected number of blocks : 5.5

Block Allocated : 8

Blocks Produced : 8

Luck* : 145%

Blocks Predicted for the Next Epoch: 6

So during this epoch we had a very nice eight blocks to produce (each block produced earns ADA for our delegators) which was above the expected and we produced all these blocks and have a healthy six blocks for the next epoch. We also produced our 250th block during this epoch so that was a nice milestone to see.

A new cardano-node was released during this epoch (1.27.0) which has some support for Alonzo (Smart Contracts) and we have upgraded all our nodes (relays and core) to this new node. Other than this it appears the Alonzo testnet should appear sometime in May after being delayed slightly.

We have gained one new delegator this epoch, so welcome if you are reading this but we have seen a slight decrease in total stake as some have left. We have a hard core of delegators who have been with us for quite a while so many thanks to you and of course any recent delegators.

Well nothing more of note to report so we will sign off for now and get back with a short update at the end of the next epoch …. hope you all have a great epoch and see you in 5 days!

* – 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 blocks and some less but over time it should even out.