[Pool Update] Epoch 258

Hey people!

Welcome to the pool update for epoch 258. Let’s dive right in.

Boosting network decentralization with P2P

Until now, Cardano nodes use so-called topology files to connect to other nodes.These can either be created manually, which is time-consuming, cumbersome and maintenance-intensive, or by community tools such as the topologyUpdater, which ensures an automated and best possible topology but is a centralized solution. All current possibilities are only temporary solutions and will be replaced by a p2p governor in the foreseeable future. Cardano nodes will then be able to interconnect themselves via their own protocol. If you would like to know more about this, you can read more about this topic in this IOHK blog post: Boosting network decentralization with P2P

Performance for 257

|======================================================================================|
| Leader | Ideal | Luck    | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|======================================================================================|
| 67     | 56.89 | 117.77% | 65      | 65        | 0      | 0       | 2      | 0       |
|======================================================================================|

Epoch 257 looked very good for us. We were assigned 67 blocks of which we produced 67 but only 65 were adopted as two blocks were stolen in slot battles. We still finished this epoch with ~115% luck, which will give us a good return for that epoch.

Assigned Slots for 258

|======================================================================================|
| Leader | Ideal | Luck    | Adopted | Confirmed | Missed | Ghosted | Stolen | Invalid |
|======================================================================================|
| 65     | 56.66 | 114.72% | 0       | 0         | 0      | 0       | 0      | 0       |
|======================================================================================|

Epoch 258 looks also good for us with 65 assigned slots which means around 115% luck. As the last epochs taught us, we will most likely loose a few blocks due to slot or height battles which we can not influence. Nevertheless, good prospects for us.

That’s all I have for you this time. Talk to you soon! 🙂