Staking during Corona outbreak

Dear all,
During daytime I work as a medical moleculair microbiologist in a large hospital in the Netherlands and I am responsable for all coronavirus testing in our hospital. This is quite a demanding job and currently I cannot find the time to daily update the MASP pool website. The pool, howerver is running flawlessly and we still could use your stake so we can start minting blocks again.

Epoch 78

We just minted a block in this epoch with only 58.8 Kb tADA! This will give some really sweet rewards to the few loyal people that staked their tADA with us.

Epoch 67 (02-18 / 02-19)

As expected, MASP is scheduled for 0 blocks in epoch 67.

Facts:
– MASP minted 89% of assigned blocks over the last 5 epochs.
– MASP had a Return of Stake of 11.6% over the last 5 epochs.

Epoch 66 (02-17 / 02-18)

MASP is scheduled for 7 blocks in epoch 66. We have minted 6 blocks so far. The last block was minted too. We got 7 blocks minted out of 7 assigned: 100% performance.

Facts:
– MASP minted 89% of assigned blocks over the last 5 epochs.
– MASP had a Return of Stake of 11.6% over the last 5 epochs.

Epoch 65 (02-16 / 02-17)

MASP is scheduled for 8 blocks in epoch 65. We minted 3 blocks so far but unfortunately missed 2 blocks due to an error in de node. We rebooted the server and the next block was minted correctly. We just minted our last and 6th block of this epoch. Performance 6 out of 8 is 75%.

17 epochs ago a big ADA invester staked a total of 82.5M ADA with our pool and 4 other pools (ONYX, VALUE, SAS1 and KKTRN). Each pool got 16.5M ADA. Today, all 5 pools lost this delegation. For MASP, this means we lost the majority of our stake and block assignment will be scarce.

We are looking for new stakers!

Facts:
– MASP minted 90% of assigned blocks over the last 5 epochs.
– MASP had a Return of Stake of 10.1% over the last 5 epochs.

Epoch 64 (02-15 / 02-16)

MASP is scheduled for 10 blocks in epoch 64. We minted 6 blocks so far. Unfortunately, the next 2 blocks were slots battles and we lost both (against BRIO and 1PCT). That hurst! Luckily, 2 more blocks to come. We minted block #9, waiting for the last block. We got the last block too! Performance 8 out of 10 blocks: 80%.

Facts:
– MASP minted 94% of assigned blocks over the last 5 epochs.
– MASP had a Return of Stake of 12.5% over the last 5 epochs.

Epoch 63 (02-14 / 02-15)

MASP is scheduled for 7 blocks in epoch 63. We minted all 7 blocks resulting in another performance of 100%. 

At MASP we moved back to Jormungandr v0.8.9 because v0.8.10 did not deliver on the reduction of CPU load. Although we minted two blocks on this latest version we believe v.0.8.9 is better for now.

Facts:
– MASP minted 91% of assigned blocks over the last 5 epochs.
– MASP had a Return of Stake of 11.6% over the last 5 epochs.

Epoch 62 (02-13 / 02-14)

MASP is scheduled for 3 blocks in epoch 62. We just minted our third and last block for this epoch. Performance again 100%!

Only 3 blocks seems to be disappointing for 19.2M stake but the algorithm that handles to block assignment uses randomness. Over the last 10 epochs the pool was assigned an average of 5.9 blocks.

For example: today, we only got 3 blocks but on epoch 59 we were assigned 15 blocks.
If you stake your ADA to a staking pool, it is better to calculate ROI based on several epochs and not on 1 single day.

This morning we migrated our leader node to Jormungandr v0.8.10. This new version is said to be a great improvement over older versions: more stable and less demand on resource.

Epoch 61 (02-12 / 02-13)

MASP is scheduled for 7 blocks in epoch 61. We just minted the last block so our performance for today is 100%

Today MASP won a slot battle against one of the 1PCT pools. This a good sign. 1PCT pools doing extremely well and win nearly all their slot battles.

The last block was a height battle against staking pool MASTR. We won!