[Pool Update] Epoch 301, 302 & 303

Hi people! 🙂

It’s Pool Update time again. Let’s dive right in.

SundaeSwap ISO

Most of you will have noticed: We have applied for the SundaeSwap Staking Pool Operator Voting. It’s only because of you that we were able to compete against big pool farms and influencers and make it into the top 30 (official voting results). Huge thanks to every single person who voted. I appreciate each and every one of you and would like to thank you again for your continuous support.

Many will be interested in what this means now and what the next steps are. Currently we are waiting for the release of the exact ISO period. During these 5 epochs, you will earn Sundae Rewards in addition to your ADA Rewards. However, your Sundae rewards will not magically appear in your wallets like your ADA Rewards, but will need to be claimed. The claiming process will probably be done via a dApp. I will announce the exact procedure as soon as I know more about it. One thing is for sure: You will have enough time to claim the rewards and don’t have to hurry. But for now you do not have to do anything.

If you have any questions regarding the SundaeSwap ISO don’t hesitate to join our Telegram or write me personally.

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Performance and assigned slots

EpochLeaderIdealLuckConfirmed LuckProducedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid

Let’s have a brief look at the past epochs. 300 and 301 were pretty good epochs, both with around 100% confirmed luck. In Epoch 301 we can see one missed block. This happened due to bad luck as we were assigned a slot very early in the epoch (to be exact slot 44668860, which is slot 60 of the epoch, so 60 seconds after epoch change). At the beginning of each epoch there is currently a situation where due to calculations the network is not producing and distributing any blocks for a few minutes. So if you are assigned a slot during this time it is most likely lost/missed although the pool was running perfectly fine. Unfortunately, this is something I can not influence. The resources of the pool were not exhausted at any time. We have to hope that this long known problem will be fixed in the future and that we will not be allocated more slots early in the epoch.

Epoch 302 was a bit unlucky again. 98.9% assigned luck looked quite good but we have lost three blocks. One due to a slot battle and two blocks were ghosted. Both things we can’t really influence.

Finally Epoch 303: again rather unlucky. Only 42 assigned slots out of 45.55 expected slots. It is very likely that we’ll lose additional blocks due to slot battles or ghosting. Hope it plays out nicely. Looking at our Lifetime Luck we are still below 100% even though we never missed to produce an assigned slot. Future epochs should level out the more unluckier ones though to get us to 100% again.

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That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and talk to you soon 🙂