rewardAccountBalance: 0

Hello, new to staking, been running my node for a few epochs now. When I run:

cardano-cli query stake-address-info --address $(cat stake.addr) --mainnet

I see rewardAccountBalance: 0.

Is there a way to see how many random chances I was given and just the dice didn’t roll in my favor?

Maybe I don’t have enough staked to have a good shot at rewards?



If you have the pool_id, or TICKER - then search your pool on
You will see all the infos about your pool - like the rewards and fees…

Maybe I need to wait until this NEXT epoch, it’s all still blank Cardano PoolTool - The most comprehensive staking statistics for Cardano on the web.

1 other question: can I increase the amount staked by just sending more ADA to same payment address I sent the first?

So the node should produce a block first, to get reward for the achievement.

Yes, by sending more ADA to the address it will automatically increase the stake.

So starting with step 11 from the coincashew doc:

  1. Register your stake address

transaction build-raw ${tx_in} --tx-out $(cat payment.addr)+${txOut} --fee ${fee}

My tx_in was the 2000 ADA I sent to my payment.addr.

I signed and submited this tx, it was accepted.

  1. Register your stake pool

stake-pool registration-certificate --pool-pledge 100000000 --pool-cost 340000000

I only pledge 100 ADA. (again I signed and submited this tx, it was accepted.)

Is the 1900 ADA not pledged just sitting there not helping me earn rewards?

I actually ran through the coincashew doc 3 times and made 3 different nodes:


each with different amounts, but I think I kept the default pledge amount either 100 or 200 but never the full amount. Is there a command to change my pledge amount retroactively? Or do I just re-do step 12’s tx with a new --pool-pledge?

BTW I’m not trying to get people to use my pools (yet!) I’m only trying to get my ADA out of coinbase and into nodes I run myself to maximize the yield on the ADA I already own. But before I move over 100% of my coinbase ADA I wanted to practice with small amounts.