New Stake pool operator questions

Hey community. I recently read a tutorial, setup a few relay nodes, setup a BP node, created a wallet and registered my pool. Its now live but I have a few questions I can’t seem to find the answers to.

First question is my pool has about 100k delegated. What is the likelihood of me making a block and what is the minimum needed to make a block each epoch. Both now and after the change to K coming up in March.

Second question. I created a wallet using CNtools and sent funds to it to pay for the registration and for Pledge. How would I get the funds out of the wallet if I ever decided to close my pool. I only see options for funding it but not to withdraw. I understand I’ll have to move the cold keys back to my server but after that what would I do?

Thanks so much in advance to the best community out there!



  1. ~2M ADA - that is my experience, I dont know how exactly can derived from the total stake and number of blocks

  2. you can send back the funds to any other Cardano wallet address with a single transaction:
    3. Create a simple transaction — cardano-node Documentation 1.0.0 documentation

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Q2: go to cntools - funds and u have more options there including send/withdraw ADA