The site and pool (Jormungandr) is running smooth. All the pool needs at this point is more delegators, so please delegate to ADAGE.
The incentivized testnet (ITN) had a bit of a rocky start, and a few pool operators are still struggeling with stuck nodes and forks. I expect the network, the pool rating system, and Jormungandr will continue to improve in 2020.
First block created!
After 39 epochs my pool finally managed to create it's first block. Happy to see that the leader logs on the website updated the way I expected. I am also kind of happy that I got to keep most of the rewards for myself :-)
A few facts about the very first block:
- Total rewards: 1,143.9 ADA
- Distributed to delegators: 1,103.7 ADA
- Total tax: 40.2 ADA
- The block was created with only 45k ADA delegated to the pool!
- Current ROI calculated by Pooltool: 926.7% :-)
- Block on block explorer
Few people want to delegate to a pool that hasn't created any blocks, so that is another reason I'm happy about making this block.
Happy New Year!
2019 was a nice epoch and we finally got Shelly! Today I am taking the beta notice off the page, as both the pool and the web-site are now running smooth.
The only thing that is missing is that my pool needs to create blocks. This week some kind soul delegated 200k to my pool, so it now controls 250k in total. With this amount my pool should be able to produce at least one block in 5-10 days. Of course I am hoping that more stakers will join. There are quite a few pools, that are already saturated. Hopefully stakers will realize this and move to unsaturated pools such as mine.
The "Stake Pool Bootstrap Channel" on Telegram is a nice initiative and I have joined in. I am pretty far down the list and it will be interesting to see if it will keep running until it becomes my turn to benefit (in about 50 days from today). For this epoch and the next we are delegating to the pool "ADA Inground Staking Pool" with the ticker EARTH.
Even though I am pretty happy with the site now, I will continue to make updates in the new year. For example it would be nice with a "getting started" section. Also I still need to improve the site for mobile devices. The latest updates on the site:
- It is now possible to see epoch progression
- Fixed the number for total controlled stake
- A few other small updates
- Site out of Beta :-)
Pool is running stable
I am very pleased to say that Jormungandr has been running for over 50 hours without requiring a restart! My pool would have run for even longer if all the trusted peers from IOHK had not gone down on the 24th. I am not exactly sure what happened on the 24th, but naturally the network suffered when no pools could bootstrap from the trusted peers. I have prepared my own pool to run as a trusted peer if we run into similar issues again.
On the top right of the page you can see how long Jormungandr has been running since last restart. Restarts are required whenever Jormungandr is upgraded or when configuration changes.
Jormungandr v0.8.5 upgrade
The pool has upgraded to Jormungandr v0.8.5 and so far it has been running for 12 hours without issues.
I now send my latest block to pooltool.io that currently tracks the latest block from 68 different pools in total. Great idea!
Jormungandr v0.8.5-alpha3 upgrade
The hard working IOHK dev's have released new alpha version of Jormungandr (v0.8.5-alpha3) this sunday. I have taken it for a spin and everything has been running smooth for +8 hours. No errors with trace log from Jormungandr so far :-)
Jormungandr v0.8.5-alpha1 experimentation
I have been doing a little experimentation with settings on the latest Jormungandr v0.8.5-alpha1. Basically I have put the SQLite files for the blockchain on a RAM disk and changed some Jormungandr settings + network settings in Linux. So far my pool has been running for 8 hours straight without any hiccups (except for a non-fatal error in Jormungandr).
This is a big improvement from before, where I had to restart Jormungandr every 30 minutes or so because it was stuck. I am pretty sure that my regular hard drive hasn’t been a bottleneck, so I will most likely go back to storing the blockchain on a regular SSD. But before I do that, I want to see how long it can run for this time. Yay!
I finally have a little free time to work on the pool site. A few things on the todo-list:
- Add news section
- Add About page
- Fix some links
- Make the site more mobile friendly
- Improve deployment scripts
- Clear out the old leader logs from way back when we were at v0.8.2-rc2
I wish everyone who is contributing to the Cardano project a merry x-mas. Special thanks to the “Stake Pool Best Practice Workgroup” on Telegram.
Please note: This pool is running on the Incentivized Testnet ITN!
If you had funds in mainnet in your wallet during the snapshot, then you are now able to delegate to this pool and earn rewards. Just download the Incentivized Testnet versions of Daedalus or Yoroi and find the ADAGE ticker.