Epoch 213 Report – Brutal

Well that about sums it up. Zero blocks allocated for the epoch. The estimated was the same as the previous epoch which was three blocks. We have checked and double checked all setup even though nothing has changed since the last epoch where we did make the expected blocks. If you are in doubt you …

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Epoch 212 Report

We are close to the end of Epoch 212 and rewards should start being paid out from the next epoch. Please remember if you stake to a new pool it will take two epochs before you start seeing rewards from your new pool. For each epoch I will report any work carried out and the …

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Upgrade and third block

We decided to do a rolling upgrade to 1.19.0 to keep a block producer online at all times and this went well and we made our second block of the epoch and our first with the new 1.19.0 software. We are going to take a conservative outlook with upgrades, waiting 24 hours after official release …

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Second Block

We have just made our second block and the first block in epoch 212. We got this block pretty early in the epoch so lets hope for some more and hope the RNG (Random Number Generator) gods are good to us and allocate a couple of extra blocks. We look forward to the performance enhancements …

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First Block Made!!!

Wow …. it was worrying and stress levels were peaking. Configurations were checked and double checked, networking checked, tweaks to the networking (probably not needed) and a lot of stress and worry about not getting a block. Well today in the first epoch we have created our first of what will be many blocks. I …

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First Rewards Delayed for 5 Days

Just a note to all delegators that the first payment for delegating has been delayed an epoch (5 days) until 23 August 2020 due to the bug in Daedalus (not showing all pools) and that quite a few exchanges are still waiting to be integrated into the new Shelley system. We guess that in the …

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Getting Ready for Production

Just a quick update to give our latest status. After looking at the end of the first epoch and the performance experienced by the nodes we decided to increase the specifications on all the nodes and have moved to a different VPS provider to enable this. This gives us more RAM and processing power above …

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We Are Live on the Mainnet!

We are live on the mainnet along with approx 500 other pools!! Many thanks to those of you who have already delegated, we appreciate you faith in us and we believe we are ready to start producing blocks. Awards are returned to you the stakers at the end of each epoch (5 days) but as …

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It’s Fork time

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Well it’s time for the big one! The Shelley hard fork takes place tonight and ushers in a new chapter in the Cardano story. It is an exciting time and will be busy for the stakepool operators to bring up their nodes on the mainnet. We have participated in some of the Shelley testnets and …

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We Continue to Optimise

We continue to run our nodes on the new Shelley testnet and things are going well. We have monitoring in place using grafana to monitor all nodes as well as developing a script which runs locally on all the servers to monitor the cardano-node application. If no blocks or transactions are processed for a certain …

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