Rewards

ADV
m₳
Total Rewards
ADV2
m₳
Total Rewards
ADV3
m₳
Total Rewards

ADV has been in operation since epoch 208 at the start of Shelley and has the largest total rewards, likewise ADV2 (epoch 237) has been in operation longer than ADV3 (epoch 251).

Since starting operation our stake pools have generated rewards of million ADA for our delegators, with an average annual percentage return of % across all pools.

ADV

Lifetime stake
b₳

Lifetime fees
k₳
Lifetime rewards
m₳
APR2
%

2APR (Annual Percentage Return) is calculated by annually compounding returns:
lifetime return = (lifetime rewards – lifetime fees) / lifetime stake
Compounding assumes all epoch rewards are staked (73 epochs * 5 days = 365 days).

ADV2

Lifetime stake
b₳

Lifetime fees
k₳
Lifetime rewards
m₳
APR
%

ADV3

Lifetime stake
b₳

Lifetime fees
k₳
Lifetime rewards
m₳
APR
%

Rewards for each pool per epoch are proportionate to the total stake, allowing for random variation of block allocation. Note the higher variation of ADV3 as the pool is smaller.

Reward lifecycle

There is a 4 epoch reward lifecycle from choosing a pool to receiving your first rewards.

A stake snapshot is taken at the end of the first epoch n, which is used to calculate block allocation in epoch n+2. At the end of epoch n+2 rewards are calculated based on the blocks successfully minted by the pool, finally rewards are delivered to delegators at the end of epoch n+3.

Each epoch is 5 days which means a lead time of 15-20 days before rewards start flowing into your wallet (depending when you delegate in the initial epoch). You will continue to receive rewards from the pool for up to 3 epochs after you stop delegating.

Reward Calculations

After pool rewards have been calculated and adjusted for pool performance (a pool making 100% of allocated blocks will make 100% of expected rewards), they are distributed amongst the pool operator and the people who delegated stake to the pool. This happens in several steps:

  • First, the fixed fee (340₳) is subtracted from the total rewards and given to the pool operator.
  • Next, the declared variable fee or margin of 0.99%3 is subtracted and given to the pool operator.
  • Finally the remainder is split fairly (proportional to delegated stake), amongst all delegators, including the pool owners.

Please note:

  • Fixed and variable fees are only deducted if the pool makes blocks.
  • The 340₳ fixed fee is shared proportionately between all delegators based on their stake. If your stake was 1% of the total amount staked then your share of the fixed fee would be 1% or 3.4₳. The same is true of any variable fee.
  • You are not charged when you join or leave the pool (except for the regular transaction fees on the network, currently approximately 0.17₳)

ADAvault charges the minimum permitted fixed fee. Our variable fee is among the lowest available3 and is guaranteed to never increase.

Full details on fee calculations are available from the Cardano Foundation site , and you can use the online calculator to help determine your likely rewards.

3 0% introductory offer until March 31st 2022.