Epoch 275

Statistics for Epoch 275

Expected number of blocks : 5.08

Block Allocated : 6

Blocks Produced : 6

Luck* : 118%

Blocks Predicted for the Next Epoch: 2 🙁

Well another epoch has shot past and we made all the allocated blocks which was six above expectations so that was great but for the next epoch it seems we will only be allocated two blocks which is disappointing.

Nothing of note to report on the pool as everything ran smoothly although we will have to do some maintenance and rotate some keys (KES) that need to be done approximately every three months. This is not a big job but if you generate new KES keys incorrectly then blocks will not be minted so it is crucial to monitor the block expected after the new keys are generated to ensure it gets made.

It looks like we lost one delegator this epoch and gained none.

The next phase of Alonzo should be started up soon (Alonzo White) and this will probably require new node software for the stake pools but it seems smart contracts still have some way to go before they are functional.

Well that’s it for now we will be back at the end of the epoch with a short update. Thanks to all of you who continue to stake with us!

* – 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.