28Jan 2020

Epoch 27

During this epoch, our node experienced its first simultaneous block creation. We created the block but never got credit for it. In Shelley Explorer, I found that another stake pool created the exact block that we created, 13802.

13Jan 2020

Epoch 21

55% performance significantly reduced our delegates’ rewards. So it was no surprise when our team noticed a loss of 8.2 million staked delegates during this epoch (21).

11Jan 2020

Epoch 18

One memorable event from this epoch was our interactions with some of our delegates via our Telegram channel, DApp360 Pool Community.

10Jan 2020

Epoch 16

We noticed that our node’s log file contains more “stuck_notifier” warnings. This increased frequency of warnings prompted our team to consult with other node operators in the Cardano Stake Pool & Best Practice Telegram channel.

08Jan 2020

Epoch 15

We were not sure if such behavior was normal for the ITN or not. Regardless, our team wanted more insight as to why the ITN did not include our punctually created block or awarded it to another pool.

04Jan 2020

Epoch 13

It seems like 100% performance is becoming a routine with the DApp360 node. At the start of Epoch 13, the DApp360 node ranked #1...

04Jan 2020

Epoch 12

We received more ADA stake delegates. More delegates subscribed to our pool’s email newsletter. More delegates visited our DApp360 Pool Community Telegram channel. Our node was constantly up without going down. We even got a Twitter mentioned as you

04Jan 2020

Epoch 11

Epoch 11 started flawlessly without the DApp360’s node getting stuck or going off on a forked chain. To my disbelief, the node kept running without our assistance. We started epoch 11 ranked #3 in Daedalus Reward Wallet with a 100% performance.

03Jan 2020

Epoch 10

I could not believe it. For me, it was miraculous. Because I didn’t believe it, I kept monitoring the node every half hour, but it was still going.

03Jan 2020

Epoch 9

We thought we got our mojo back by creating more blocks but losing 30 million stake delegates killed our newly found mojo.

02Jan 2020

Epoch 8

However, we kept working, reading Jormungandr guide, and researching Telegram channels on ways we could improve our node configuration for resiliency and maximum uptime. At this point, I am getting about 3 hours of sleep each night.

31Dec 2019

Epoch 6

Despite sleepless nights, no immediate pay, network frustrations, missed blocks, etc. we kept hope alive. It was all a labor of love and passion.

31Dec 2019

Epoch 5

Though we had more stakes and our node created its most blocks ever, I was a little demoralized. This demoralization resulted directly from the faulty (stuck nodes and forked chains) ITN causing our node to miss blocks.

30Dec 2019

Epoch 4

Epoch 4 was not just transformational, but it exponentially boosted the DApp360 team morale. We were still getting sleepless nights but this time we had stakes and we were creating blocks. So who cares about sleep?

29Dec 2019

Epoch 3

Despite two days of waiting, the Dapp360 stake pool node finally created its first-ever block in the Incentivized Testnet (ITN).

28Dec 2019

Epoch 2

We did everything in our power to keep the buggy 8.2 node up. Restarting and bootstrapping the node became a half-an-hour routine even though the whole process took no more than 5 to 10 minutes.

28Dec 2019

Epoch 1

Like a daddy waiting to see his newborn child, we anxiously watched and waited for the DApp360 node to create its first block in the ITN.

28Dec 2019
Shelley Incentivized Testnet

Epoch 0

Little did I know that this desire would bring me sleepless nights for almost 8 consecutive days.