[Pool Update] Epoch 255

Hey people,

Welcome to the pool update for epoch 255. Not too much to report this epoch but let’s just start.

Coinbase

We already talked about the Coinbase Pro listing last Epoch Update. A little later, as we already suspected, Cardano was also listed on the standard Coinbase platform:

Upcoming Crowdcasts

I know I already told you this last epoch, but those crowdcasts are great every time and I don’t get tired recommending them to you 😉

Cardano, The Research-First Blockchain

Cardano360 March edition – monthly Cardano update!

Performance for 254

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| Leader | Ideal | Luck    | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|======================================================================================|
| 45     | 44.14 | 101.95% | 41      | 41        | 0      | 1       | 3      | 0       |
|======================================================================================|

I was not really satisfied with this epoch. We produced 45 blocks out of 45 assigned, but only 41 of them made it to the chain, which in the end equals to 93% luck. Let’s briefly talk about why those blocks did not made it to the chain:

The three stolen blocks all happened due to slot battles with other pools which can happen if two pools are assigned to produce a block for the same slot. Those slot battles are decided by chance and there is no way to influence this.

More interesting is the ghosted block. I basically already mentioned it in the last pool update and told you that this will happen: That slot was within the impact time of the 48h bug (2021-03-18 21:45:52 UTC), which means that our produced block can not make it to the chain as the whole network is basically on a halt and again there is nothing we can do about it. This bug will hopefully be fixed in one of the next releases of the cardano-node. For the technically interested people see this issue about the 48h bug: https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/issues/2205

Assigned Slots for 255

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| Leader | Ideal | Luck    | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|======================================================================================|
| 55     | 52.91 | 103.95% | 0       | 0         | 0      | 0       | 0      | 0       |
|======================================================================================|

For epoch 255 we were assigned 55 slots which means about 104% luck. We won’t loose a block due to the 48h bug which is good for us. Let’s hope we won’t get into any slot battles 🙂

If you have any questions never hesitate to contact me. That’s all for today, talk to you soon 🙂