Rewards

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ADV2
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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. Careful attention to stake pool architecture and operations means our rewards are among the very highest available.

ADV

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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).

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ADV3

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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

The Cardano staking and rewards process is divided into 5 day epochs, with a snapshot to capture status at the end of each epoch. It takes 4 epochs from choosing a pool and delegating your ADA, to receiving your first rewards at the beginning of the 5th epoch.

A stake snapshot is taken at the end of every epoch, which is used to calculate block allocation for stake pools. At the end of the epoch where the delegation is active, rewards are calculated based on the blocks successfully minted by the pool. Finally rewards are delivered to all delegators 3 epochs after that snapshot was taken. This process repeats until you delegate to a new pool.

This means there will be 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 3 epochs after you stop delegating.

Reward Calculations

Each epoch the pool rewards are calculated and adjusted for performance (a pool making all allocated blocks will make 100% of expected rewards), then distributed to the pool operator and delegators. 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 is subtracted and given to the pool operator (currently 0%3).
  • 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 is 0.1% of the total amount staked then your share of the fixed fee would be 0.1% or 0.34₳. The same is true of any variable fee.
  • When you first delegate from a wallet to any pool you are charged a deposit of ~2₳ which is refunded when you stop delegating. The only other fees are 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.

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 December 31st 2022.