Delegation Analysis for Epoch 223

Epoch 223 (12 October - 17 October) network parameters:

k d Total stake Registered pools
150 0.58 16.74B ₳ 1105

The stake snapshot for epoch 223 occurred on Wednesday 07 October. The total staked ADA increased by 1.13% since the last epoch, up to 52.64%. We saw an increase in the number of active pools this epoch - up 10 pools to 1105. The minimum stake required in order to expect to make a block decreased slightly to 1.85M ₳, leaving 69% of pools below this threshold. The number of pools falling into the 0-slot bin increased by 11 pools this epoch.

759 / 1105 pools fall into the 0-slot bin

This plot omits the pools in the 0-slot bins

See the interactive version of this plot at

To see the post for the current epoch, 222, see our post here.

For more information about the concepts and math behind this and past analyses (e.g. the meaning of k and d), as well as the full table that this chart was generated from, see our full post here.

Please also see our recent post showing how fees are taken out of stake pool block rewards here.


So does this mean that stake pools with less then 1.85 million ADA have little to no chance of earning any rewards? Doesn’t this seem to go against the stated goal of making things decentralized?

No, it just means that, statistically, those pools have a less than 50/50 chance of making a block each epoch. Over a longer period, rewards remain broadly proportional to stake.