[Pool Update] Epoch 294, 295 & 296

Hey people ๐Ÿ™‚

Financial freedom also means taking responsibility for the safety of your own money. I therefore urge everyone to read the following security advice carefully: Cardano Stay Safe Content

No one will ever send you free ADA. It is always a SCAM. Please stay away from it or you will lose your money.

Secure encrypted email communication

Secure and confidential communication should be the standard on today’s Internet. Unfortunately, we know that this is not the case, especially in email traffic. Therefore we have changed our mail servers and are relying on Protonmail now. Every email you send to the official email address of the pool staking@fairpool.eu will be routed to Proton’s secure servers in Switzerland. With encryption via PGP/GPG a complete end-to-end encryption can be achieved. You can get the public key needed for encryption right here. If you have any questions about encrypted communication or Protonmail, please feel free to contact me.

New IOHK Blog posts

US mobile operator calls on Cardano

Acuant’s new strategic partnership with IOG and Atala PRISM to offer enhanced security in the DeFi space

Cardano Summit 2021 summary: Governance is the next big thing

Cardano Summit 2021

Little by little the videos from the Cardano Summit are coming online. If you missed a session or want to see it again, just have a look at it here: https://summit.cardano.org/sessions


Performance and assigned slots

EpochLeaderIdealLuckConfirmed LuckProducedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
2934752.8888.88%81.31%47430040
2945752.7108.16%102.47%57540220
2954652.4387.74%83.92%46440010
2965352.39101.16%

As can be seen, the past eras were rather unfortunate. 293 and 295 ended up in the low 80s of confirmed luck. This is purely a matter of luck and unfortunately cannot be influenced by the pool. Over a longer period of time, these fluctuations should even out. So I expect the performance to increase again in the future. The servers ran reliably as always and no block was missed. 294 was quite on point with 102% confirmed luck and at least in 296 we were assigned the expected amount of blocks. We’ll see how 296 will play out after slot battles etc.

Thatโ€™s all for now. Talk to you soon!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 290, 291, 292 & 293

Hey people ๐Ÿ™‚

Financial freedom also means taking responsibility for the safety of your own money. I therefore urge everyone to read the following security advice carefully: Cardano Stay Safe Content

No one will ever send you free ADA. It is always a SCAM. Please stay away from it or you will lose your money.

Alonzo Hard Fork

The Alonzo Hard Fork took place September 12th and thanks to the Cardano Hardfork Combinator everything went flawless and with no downtime of the network. It’s great to finally see smart contracts running on Cardano and the next months with the launch of many new and interesting projects will be a very special time.

New IOHK Blog posts

A closer look at the cFund

Connecting the unconnected, banking the unbanked

Project Catalyst Fund6 โ€“ our biggest, boldest & best Cardano community innovation fund yet

Why theyโ€™re calling Cardano โ€˜the green blockchainโ€™

Djed: implementing algorithmic stablecoins for proven price stability

Cardano to integrate Chainlink oracles for real-time market data

Cardano fund injecting $6m to support Africaโ€™s pioneers

COTI to issue Djed stablecoin on Cardano

Cardano enters the age of AI as it welcomes Grace, the AI robot designed to revolutionize global healthcare

Oasis Pro deal will give developing world better access to financial markets

Cardano Summit 2021

The Cardano Summit 2021 is over and it was a truly special event. Many great speakers presented many great topics and we also saw some really promising announcements which will help to further develop our ecosystem.

All Content shown at the Summit will be available soon on https://summit.cardano.org/ for you to (re)watch!


Performance and assigned slots

EpochLeaderIdealLuckConfirmed LuckProducedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
2896958.71117.53%112.42%69660030
2904758.4980.36%76.94%47450020
2914353.4280.49%74.88%43400120
2924653.2886.34%76.95%46410230
2934752.8888.88%

With this pool update I would like to introduce a new format for performance and assigned slots. From now on the epochs will no longer be listed individually but together in one table. This provides more clarity and a better readability. Let’s also briefly introduce what each column means:

  • Epoch: The five day time frame for which this row shows the statistics
  • Leader: How many leader slots where assigned to the pool
  • Ideal: The statistically calculated optimal number of slots for the corresponding stake of this epoch
  • Luck: The percentage of assigned slots (leader slots) to the statistically ideal number of assigned slots
  • Confirmed Luck: The percentage of produced and confirmed slots to the statistically ideal number of assigned slots
  • Produced: The number of produced blocks
  • Confirmed: The number of blocks that where produced and accepted by the chain
  • Missed: The number of slots which were missed to be produced in time
  • Ghosted: The number of blocks rejected/discarded due to time delay of other blocks
  • Stolen: The number of blocks that were lost to other pools due to slots battles
  • Invalid: The number of blocks that were invalid (various reasons)

If we take a look at the past epochs (289-292) we ca see that we consistently produced blocks for all assigned slots. We were unfortunately quite unlucky in the assignment of slots. There is nothing pools can do to influence their luck as it is partly determined by randomness. Over time unluckier epochs will level out with more luckier ones. We also lost some blocks due to slot battles which are also determined by luck and therefore can not be influenced. There were also a few ghosted blocks, which I talked about in earlier pool updates (you will find it via the search function).

I am looking forward to those luckier epochs. If you have any questions just contact me via any of the contact options at the bottom.

This is it for now. Letโ€™s see you all in the Alonzo Era! Talk to you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 286, 287, 288 & 289

Hey people ๐Ÿ™‚

Financial freedom also means taking responsibility for the safety of your own money. I therefore urge everyone to read the following security advice carefully: Cardano Stay Safe Content

No one will ever send you free ADA. It is always a SCAM. Please stay away from it or you will lose your money.

Alonzo Hard Fork

For your information and to ease your mind: Rest assured that FAIR will install all updates in a timely manner and is always ready when it comes to network upgrades. We are ready for the Alonzo Hardfork. All Nodes are running 1.29.0. Looking forward to September 12th!

New IOHK Blog posts

Cardano Stack Exchange: a growing and vibrant community developer resource

Making education in Africa more accessible, affordable, and equitable

No-surprises transaction validation on Cardano

No-surprises transaction validation: part 2

Cardano360 August edition โ€“ monthly Cardano update!

Cardano360 August Edition is here and it is again full of great updates and information! Get your favourite hot beverage ready again, lean back and enjoy the full show ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cardano Summit 2021

The Cardano Summit will be held 25th and 26th of September as a mix of virtual and live events from around the world over two days.

Everyone is invited and itโ€™s free, so make sure to register now to stay up to date: https://summit.cardano.org/


Performance for 285

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6956.18117.48%66660030

Epoch 285 was a very good one for us. We were assigned 69 slots, we produced all 69 but lost three due to slot battles. At the end 66 blocks made it to the chain which results in a performance of ~117.5%


Performance for 286

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5455.6789.15%50500040

We were assigned only 54 slots in 286 and also lost four blocks due to slot battles. This means an underperformance of 89.15%.


Performance for 287

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4855.8976.94%43430050

Epch 287 was a really bad one: Not only were we allocated unexpectedly few blocks, we also lost five blocks due to slot battles. This leaves us with an underperformance of ~76.94%.


Performance for 288

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6358.46106.06%62620010

Epoch 288 was a rather good one. 63 assigned slots; 63 produced blocks; 62 adopted blocks = 106.06% performance. Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚


Assigned Slots for 289

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6958.71117.54%000000

In Epoch 289 we are looking for 69 leader slots which equates to 117.54% luck. If we don’t lose many blocks this will be a very good epoch for us! It has the potential to be the epoch with the most blocks per epoch of this pool so far.

This is it for now. Let’s see you all in the Alonzo Era! Talk to you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 283, 284 & 285

Hey people ๐Ÿ™‚

Financial freedom also means taking responsibility for the safety of your own money. I therefore urge everyone to read the following security advice carefully: Cardano Stay Safe Content

No one will ever send you free ADA. It is always a SCAM. Please stay away from it or you will lose your money.

With that said, let’s take a look at the newest IOHK blog posts.

New IOHK Blog posts

Connecting the unconnected, banking the unbanked

Project Catalyst Fund6 โ€“ our biggest, boldest & best Cardano community innovation fund yet

Why theyโ€™re calling Cardano โ€˜the green blockchainโ€™

Djed: implementing algorithmic stablecoins for proven price stability

Cardano Summit 2021

We have a date for the Cardano Summit: 25th and 26th of September! The Cardano Summit 2021 will be held as a mix of virtual and live events from around the world over two days. Everyone is invited and itโ€™s free, so make sure to register now to stay up to date: https://summit.cardano.org/


Performance for 282

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6153.77109.73%59590020

Epoch 282 was good for us. We produced all 61 assigned blocks, but only 59 made it to the chain as two were lost due to slot battles. But overall we do end up with around ~110% luck.


Performance for 283

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5553.66100.63%54540010

Epoch 283 was spot on. With 55 produced and 54 adopted blocks we landed right at the 100% luck.


Performance for 284

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5354.9394.67%52520010

Epoch 284 ended with a slight underperformance. We produced all 53 assigned blocks. One was stolen in a slot battle, which means 52 blocks actually made it to the chain. This leaves is with around 95% luck.


Assigned Slots for 285

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6956.18122.82%000000

Epoch 285 is looking really sweet for us. We were assigned 69 leader slots, which means around 123% luck. This should end up in an excellent epoch for us. Let’s see how it plays out.

Thatโ€™s all for now. Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 280, 281 & 282

Hey people! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been some epochs and we really need to take a look at some new blog posts, videos as well as the pools performance metrics.

New IOHK Blog posts

Wolfram and Cardano build communities with NFTs and liveminting

A closer look at the cFund

Cardano360 July edition โ€“ monthly Cardano update!

Cardano360 July Edition is packed with loads of interesting topics! Get your favourite hot beverage ready, lean back and enjoy the full show ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cardano360 July edition โ€“ Mini

If you are short in time, here are the most important topics compressed in just over 4 minutes. Really everyone has the time to watch this!

Cardano Summit 2021

The Cardano Summit 2021 will be held as a mix of virtual and live events from around the world over two days. Everyone is invited and it’s free, so make sure to register now to stay up to date: https://summit.cardano.org/

Cardano Developer Portal

As talked about in the Cardano360 July Show the Cardano Developer Portal is finally here! A one stop library featuring, on launch, over fifty articles, vetted the community. It’s worth taking a look for everyone interested in Cardano who wants to take a deeper look into some topic. It’s not only for developers ๐Ÿ™‚


Performance for 280

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6146.26129.70%60600010

Epoch 280 was very good for us. We produced all 61 assigned blocks and lost only one due to a slot battle. This leaves us at ~129.7% luck for this epoch and a great ROA.


Performance for 281

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4648.195.63%46460000

In Epoch 281 we were assigned 46 of 48 expected blocks. Fortunately no block was stolen and we produced all 46 assigned blocks for an overall luck of 95.65%.


Assigned Slots for 282

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6153.77113.45%000000

In Epoch 282 we are looking for 61 assigned slots which leads to 113.45% luck. Sounds good to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lots of stuff to read and look at, hope you are well occupied with it. With the upcoming smart contract launch on the mainnet, we are in for some very exciting times. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m glad that everything is going according to plan so far (in case you missed it: you may rewatch Cardano360 – May 2021 Edition for the rollout plan and its different phases).

That’s all I have for you today. Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 275 & 276

Hi and thanks for stopping by for Pool Update Epoch 275 & 276! ๐Ÿ™‚

Digital lending platform Nexo integrates Cardano

This latest partnership with a leading crypto company further expands the Cardano ecosystem and exposes new users to ADA.

Cardano360 June edition โ€“ Mini

If you haven’t managed to get your hands on the full Cardano360 show for June yet, then by all means take the time to check out the compact mini version.

Performance for 273

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4658.0672.33%42420040

As if we didn’t have enough bad luck already, four lost slot battles were lost, leaving us at 72.33% luck for that epoch.


Performance for 274

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5556.4195.73%54540010

Epoch 274 was quite on spot on the assigned slots. One slot was stolen due to a slot battle which means we end epoch 274 with 95.73% luck.


Performance for 275

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4856.0482.08%46460110

Unfortunately, we are really having a run of bad luck at the moment. We were only assigned 48 blocks in 275. We produced all of them but faced 1 ghosted and 1 stolen block (I explained how those ghosted blocks happen in some past pool updates). We finish epoch 275 with 82.08% luck.


Assigned Slots for 276

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6655.31119.33%000000

Okay, it was time for a better epoch and I hope epoch 276 with 66 assigned slots and a luck of 119.33% ends our run of bad luck. Let’s see how it works out.

If you ever have any questions or just want to talk please use any of the provided contact information.

Thatโ€™s all I have for you today. Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 273 & 274

Hey people! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am back from my vacation and will provide you with the latest IOHK blog post as well as videos posted during my break. It’s a lot of great articles and worthy reads!

New IOHK Blog posts

Nervos partnership to build the first cross-chain bridge with Cardano

A close look at the software running Cardano

Stablefees and the Decentralized Reserve System

Daedalus: from launch to Flight and beyond…

Orion to bring one-stop crypto marketplace to Cardano

Cardano360 June edition โ€“ monthly Cardano update!

It is time again for the monthly Cardano360 show. Watch it for all the new good stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

Performance for 271

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
3255.5357.63%32320000

As mentioned in the previous update, epoch 271 was very bad from the start. We were allocated very few blocks, but we produced them all and lost none in slot battles. This left us with an ROA of around 2.8% for that epoch.


Performance for 272

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5858.2896.09%56560020

Epoch 272 then looked better again. We had allocated almost the expected blocks and lost only two blocks due to slot battles which relates to 96.09% luck. This leaves us with an expected ROA of about 4.8%.


Assigned Slots for 273

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4658.0679.23%000000

Epoch 273 is another unfortunate one for us. At the moment our luck has left us a bit, but never forget over a longer period of time these epochs will be balanced out again with stronger ones. We were only assigned 46 blocks out of the expected 58 blocks, which leaves us at around 79.23% luck.


Assigned Slots for 274

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5556.4197.5%000000

In epoch 274, we were assigned 55 blocks, slightly fewer than the expected 56 blocks. This results in 97.5% luck.

If you ever have any questions or just want to talk please use any of the provided contact information.

That’s all I have for you today. Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 270, 271 & 272

Hey people! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am currently on vacation, so this time there is only an update with the current numbers and performance of the pool. However, the pool is of course still monitored and possible incidents are responded to quickly and reliably, as always.

Performance for 269

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5356.0392.81%52520010

Performance for 270

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6355.36111.99%62620010

Epoch 270 was actually quite lucky for us we were assigned 63 leader slots, produced all 63 and lost only one due to a slot battle.


Assigned Slots for 271

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
3255.5357.63%000000

Epoch 271 is a very very unlucky one for us. Only 32 slots were assigned which leaves us at only 57.63% luck.


Assigned Slots for 272

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5858.2899.52%000000

Epoch 272 is perfectly within the expected range we were assigned 58 slots when 58.28 would be ideal. This means close to 100% luck.

I’ll now enjoy my remaining vacation and wish you relaxing days. Talk you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 268 & 269

Hi people! ๐Ÿ™‚

Combined Pool Update for Epoch 268 & 269 today.

Cardano360 May edition โ€“ monthly Cardano update!

Cardano 360 May Edition happened at 27th May and is now readily available for you to watch if you missed it ๐Ÿ™‚

Cardano360 May edition โ€“ Mini

If you do not have the time to watch the whole Cardano 360 Show, don’t worry, the Cardano 360 Mini covers the most important topics and gets you up to date.

Marlowe

Explainer

Whether you’ve heard of Marlowe or not, this Explainer Video will bring you closer to what it is, what it can do, and why we need it.

More detailed view

After watching the short Explainer Video I’m sure you are hungry for some more information on Marlow. Well, IOHK gets you covered with their blog post about it: Reimagining peer to peer finance with Marlowe

Performance for 267

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6458.49106%62620020

Epoch 267 was a good one for us. We were assigned 64 which we all produced but two blocks were stolen due to unavoidable slot battles. This leaves us with 62 confirmed blocks and 106% luck at the end, which should translate to an estimated ROA of ~5.4%.


Performance for 268

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
4456.3478.1%44440000

Epoch 268 was very unfortunate for us. We were allocated only 44 blocks out of 56 statistically planned blocks. Good news: There were no slot battles and all 44 blocks made it onto the chain.


Assigned Slots for 269

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5356.0394.59%000000

Epoch 269 is again not the greatest epoch. We were assigned 53 blocks out of 56 estimated blocks. This equates to ~95% luck. Let’s hope the slot battles are in our favor.

That’s it for today. Talk to you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

[Pool Update] Epoch 266 & 267

Hey people!

Combined Pool Update for 266 and 267 containing many tables this time ๐Ÿ˜€

Some Software Updates

Cardano-node version 1.27.0 was released recently: https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/releases/tag/1.27.0

Rest assured that we already updated all of our relays and producers without any downtime or issues. We are up to date and ready to produce.

Cardano360 May edition โ€“ monthly Cardano update!

It’s time again. Put it in your calendar and don’t miss it! New edition of monthly Cardano show: 27 May, 16:30 UTC on Youtube.

New IOHK Blog posts

I’ll leave you the links to the most recent IOHK blog posts which were released since the last pool update right here:

Strategic partners pave way for Plutus smart contracts

Announcing new stake pools chosen for our delegation strategy

IOHK also moved their delegations to support a new round of SPOs. Congratulations to the chosen ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Bringing ERC20 to Cardano

I know all of you love the ERC20 Converter, and it’s coming soon to a testnet near you! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Performance for 264

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5657.192.82 %53530030

Assigned slots for 264 were already a bit on the low side but in addition we got unlucky and lost three blocks due to slot battles. Overall not a good epoch with ~93% luck and a ROA of around 4.7%.


Performance for 265

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
5359.0586.37 %51510020

Epoch 265 was even worse. Only 53 slots assigned and two slots lost due to slot battles. Well, this leaves us at ~86% luck and a ROA of around 4.3%.


Performance for 266

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6559.13104.85 %62620030

Epoch 266 was quite good with 65 assigned slots. We produced all 65 slots but only 62 were adopted due to three lost blocks due to slot battles. Nevertheless, this epoch ends with ~105% luck and an estimated ROA of 5.3%.


Assigned Slots for 267

LeaderIdealLuckAdoptedConfirmedMissedGhostedStolenInvalid
6458.49109.42%000000

In epoch 267 we are looking for 64 slots which is an assigned luck of ~109%. Let’s see how it will play out ๐Ÿ™‚

Thatโ€™s all for now. Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚