The Epoch Delegation Analysis

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Happy New Year’s Eve Cardano community! Here is our Cardano Staking Report for epoch 240:

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Decentralization: 72% (pending sign-off by IOG)

k parameter: 500

Total active stake: 21.8B ₳

Active pools: 1444

Saturated pools: 59

Oversaturated stake: 131M ₳

Pools expected to make 0 blocks: 762

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Hi Viper, please advise, what is the figure for min delegation to be able to produce a block

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Whoops, should have included that! It’s 1.40M ₳.

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Isn’t that the minimum for a positive expectation, rather than for production?

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Yes - it’s the bin size of the “Expected Blocks this Epoch” histogram above. It’s the minimum stake required in order to expect to make a block every epoch.

Question was “min delegation to be able to produce a block”, not to expect to make a block. I guess it might have been meant either way.

it’s a lottery… .you can find pools bellow 100k staked with blocks and also u can find pools with more over 100k with no blocks… of course, more stake more chances to be selected (like lotto more tickets more chances :)) ).

In conclusion there is no specified a fix amount but they mentioned that any amount more than 3M can generate at least 1 block/epoch! (could be lower)

PS: another reason for not creating blocks could be HW performance or configuration issue.

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Correct - given enough time, a pool with 10 ada will eventually produce a block, so there is no absolute minimum to produce a block. There’s also no amount that will guarantee you make a block every epoch. There is an (infinitesimally small) chance that even a saturated pool will make 0 blocks. So all we can do is use statistics to look at expected values - in this case, how big does a pool need to be to average 1 block every epoch? A pool with 1.40M ₳ won’t make a block every single epoch, but some epochs they will get “lucky” and make 2 or 3 blocks. Over time, this will average out to 1 block per epoch.

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no matter the size of the pool and how many blocks you will do… at the end (on long term like a year) all pools will have ~5% (more or less) ROA Lifetime

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Staking Report for Epoch 243
Decentralization: 74% (pending sign-off by IOG)
k parameter: 500
Total active stake: 21.8B ₳
Active pools: 1461
Saturated pools: 61
Oversaturated stake: 133M ₳
Pools expected to make 0 blocks: 776
Stake required to expect to make 1 block: 1.37M ₳

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Decentralization: 74% (pending sign-off by IOG)
k parameter: 500
Total active stake: 22.0B ₳
Active pools: 1483
Saturated pools: 57
Oversaturated stake: 98M ₳
Pools expected to make 0 blocks: 789
Stake required to expect to make 1 block: 1.37M ₳

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Decentralization: 76% (pending sign-off by IOG)

k parameter: 500

Total active stake: 22.1B ₳

Active pools: 1509

Saturated pools: 57

Oversaturated stake: 108M ₳

Pools expected to make 0 blocks: 807

Stake required to expect to make 1 block: 1.34M ₳

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