This whole thread went off the rails though.
You said “Don’t you think that stake pool that cannot mint new blocks should still receive delegation rewards from the Cardano network?”
Then ADA4good started railing that you will never write a block at low stake.
Ok, that is the point.
What Razzi said, was that he can’t write a block.
What the delegation award from both Cardano foundation and IHOK does, is help you write a block when you can’t. LOL
SO, the fact that they require you to write a block, before they help you write a block, because you don’t have the stake to write a block is not very logical.
Instead, the requirement to have “minted blocks in the past” should be removed.
And replaced with, “have minted blocks, or have never minted blocks” with the stipulation that if a pool misses a block because of misconfiguration, the delegation is redelegated after 1 epoch, vs one quarter.
There are 1500 pools that have never minted a block.
If you’ve minted a block, at 100K or less, your either very lucky or very persistent. Also willing to loose your own rewards. Because again, you’re not writing blocks on the pool your delegated too. Your own.
We recently stood up a node. With 1 ADA. And after 3 epochs no blocks. We’re loosing 1K every 5 days because we’re not getting rewards.
So even at 1M, you’re not in the clear.
Only at 5M does your chance of 0 blocks go below 1%.
So, “Should small pools (under 2M) that have never written a block, be able to receive the Cardano and IHOK 15M delegation for 1 quarter?!”
As long as that pools is all the other things on the list.
Having written a block to receive an award to help you write blocks, is again, illogical.
The rule is only in place so that they don’t delegate to a misconfigured pool. I assume at least. So that should be mitigated differently, while not excluding more than half the pool population.