[Pool Update] Epoch 235

Hey people!

As already announced in the pool update for epoch 234 I successfully updated all nodes to 1.24.2 and we are therefore ready for the upcoming Allegra hard fork. This update brings token locking to Cardano and you should give this article a read if you are interested in more information: Goguen brings token locking to Cardano

Voting on fund2 proposals

Recently the registration process for voting on the fund2 proposals started and Daedalus Catalyst 1.0.0 was released. If there are now many open questions in your head, what this is all about, then you should give this post a read: Project Catalyst voting: the genesis of a new era of blockchain governance (there are many more interesting links included there e.g. to the proposals and some informative videos etc.)

Also take a look at the Daedalus Catalyst 1.0.0-CT release notes and instructions.

I would like to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to look at the relevant proposals and then, of course, to vote for them. This vote is incentivized, meaning you get some ADA as a reward for your effort. In the future this will probably change and the community should vote to represent their own interests and thus shape the future and development of Cardano. This is a very important part of Cardano and only if as many people as possible vote, the opinion of the whole community can be represented. Those who don’t vote give away their votes and have to live with the consequences that result from the voting.

Performance for 234

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| # | Status    | Block   | Slot     | SlotInEpoch | Scheduled At            |
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| 1 | confirmed | 5060054 | 16048664 | 323864      | 2020-12-10 15:42:35 UTC |
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In epoch 234 one block was assigned to us and as you see above we successfully minted it. This leaves us with an assigned performance of 100% and ~55.5% luck. In the upcoming epoch I’ll talk with you a little bit more about the “assigned performance” metric and how it is the best measure to judge about a pool. So stay tuned 😉

Leader Schedule for 235

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| # | Status    | Block   | Slot     | SlotInEpoch | Scheduled At            |
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| 1 | leader    | -       | 16288566 | 131766      | 2020-12-13 10:20:57 UTC |
| 2 | leader    | -       | 16473045 | 316245      | 2020-12-15 13:35:36 UTC |
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In epoch 235 there are two blocks assigned to us. This will give us a quiet good ROS again as it leaves our luck at about 111.7%. As already announced earlier I will turn off the two old relays as they are not needed any more. These two relays are from before the move to the new servers. The contract is now expiring and since they only cause additional costs and would not bring any real added value, I am switching them off.

That’s all for now. Talk to you soon! 🙂