[Pool Update] Epoch 246 & 247

Hey people! 🙂

With the ongoing price increase, we are currently seeing a sharp increase in new wallets and therefore new people in the Cardano network. First of all, I want to welcome everyone who is new to Cardano! You have made a very good decision to join the best community in crypto.

However, since many people may be inexperienced in the area of financial self-responsibility, I would like to outline some basic security rules to keep your funds secure:

  • If it is too good to be true, it probably is!
  • There are NEVER any giveaways! Even if it looks 100% real! Scammers are actively hacking big Youtube Channels, other Accounts and copying designs. Do not fall for it.
  • No officials, moderators or ambassadors will ever send you a private message! Scammers are copying those profiles and target people seeking help.
  • Always download Software related to Cardano from trusted sources! Double and triple check URLs to make sure you are on the correct website.
  • Never ever give your seed phrase to anyone. Your funds will be lost forever!

Those are only the very basics rules. I strongly recommend everyone to have a look at the following more detailed information: Cardano Stay Safe Content

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Stay safe and enjoy Cardano!

Native Tokens and Mary

As the Goguen rollout continues we approach the next network update: the Mary Update!
Read everything about the Mary hardfork and native tokens in this blog post from IOHK: Native tokens to bring new utility to life on Cardano

Performance for 244

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| Leader | Ideal | Luck   | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|=====================================================================================|
| 4      | 4.04  | 99.01% | 4       | 4         | 0      | 0       | 0      | 0       |
|=====================================================================================|

We produced all four assigned blocks in 244 and ended up with an assigned performance of 100%, a luck of 99% and a return of ~5.3%.

Performance for 245

|======================================================================================|
| Leader | Ideal | Luck    | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|======================================================================================|
| 10     | 4.35  | 229.89% | 10      | 10        | 0      | 0       | 0      | 0       |
|======================================================================================|

Epoch 245 was really good for us. We produced all 10 assigned blocks. This is the most blocks we ever produced in one epoch. This means an assigned performance of 100%, a luck of 229% and an estimated ROS of ~12%.

Leader Schedule for 246

|============================================================================|
| # | Status    | Block   | Slot     | SlotInEpoch | Scheduled At            |
|============================================================================|
| 1 | confirmed | 5307024 | 21046738 | 137938      | 2021-02-06 12:03:49 UTC |
|============================================================================

As good as epoch 245 was for us 246 is a quiet unlucky epoch. We were assigned one block, which we already produced successfully. We will therefore end up with an assigned performance of 100% and a luck of 22%.

Leader Schedule for 247

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| # | Status | Block | Slot     | SlotInEpoch | Scheduled At            |
|=======================================================================|
| 1 | leader | -     | 21469276 | 128476      | 2021-02-11 09:26:07 UTC |
| 2 | leader | -     | 21469321 | 128521      | 2021-02-11 09:26:52 UTC |
| 3 | leader | -     | 21551638 | 210838      | 2021-02-12 08:18:49 UTC |
| 4 | leader | -     | 21573912 | 233112      | 2021-02-12 14:30:03 UTC |
| 5 | leader | -     | 21590733 | 249933      | 2021-02-12 19:10:24 UTC |
| 6 | leader | -     | 21724487 | 383687      | 2021-02-14 08:19:38 UTC |
|=======================================================================

Epoch 247 already looks better: We are scheduled to produce 6 blocks, which equals to ~122% luck.

Many thanks to all the delegators and readers. That’s all for today, thanks for being here. Talk to you soon 🙂