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We received 1,306.67 XTZ out of a possible 1,324 XTZ from a staking balance of 161 rolls. We
baked 16 out of 16 blocks in this cycle giving us 256 XTZ. We received 1,050.67 XTZ from
endorsements.

Cycle 40 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,245 XTZ.

Cycle 45 has been declared and we have 165 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,304 XTZ.

Still have plenty of capacity if you want to top up your XTZ.

Cycle 40 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,245 XTZ.

Cycle 45 has been declared and we have 165 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,304 XTZ.

Still have plenty of capacity if you want to top up your XTZ.

This was our first disaster where we had a network failure resulting in missing 3 blocks overnight.
We are continuing to invest in technology to avoid these downtimes. Cycle 38 - We received 1,192 XTZ
out of a possible 1,296 XTZ from a staking balance of 160 rolls. We baked 18 out of 21 blocks in this
cycle giving us 288 XTZ. We received 904 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 39 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,324 XTZ.

Cycle 44 has been declared and we have 164 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,118 XTZ.

Cycle 39 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,324 XTZ.

Cycle 44 has been declared and we have 164 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,118 XTZ.

We received 1,206 XTZ out of a possible 1,230 XTZ from a staking balance of 160 rolls.
We baked 15 out of 15 blocks in this cycle giving us 240 XTZ. We received 966 XTZ from
endorsements.

Cycle 38 we have 21 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,298 XTZ.

Cycle 43 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,092 XTZ.

Cycle 38 we have 21 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,298 XTZ.

Cycle 43 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,092 XTZ.

We received 1,310.67 XTZ out of a possible 1,342 XTZ from a staking balance of 156 rolls.
We baked 17 out of 17 blocks in this cycle giving us 272 XTZ (1 miss and 1 steal). We
received 1,025.67 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 37 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,230 XTZ.

Cycle 42 has been declared and we have 166 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,326 XTZ.

Cycle 37 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,230 XTZ.

Cycle 42 has been declared and we have 166 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,326 XTZ.

Another clean sheet and one steal in cycle 35. We received 1,241.33 XTZ out of a possible 1,236 XTZ
from a staking balance of 153 rolls. We baked 12 out of 11 blocks in this cycle giving us 192 XTZ.
We received 1,049.33 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 36 we have 17 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,342 XTZ.

Cycle 41 has been declared and we have 164 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,170 XTZ.

Cycle 36 we have 17 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,342 XTZ.

Cycle 41 has been declared and we have 164 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,170 XTZ.

Another clean sheet cycle 34 is now complete, and we received 1,203 XTZ out of a possible 1,236
XTZ from a staking balance of 154 rolls. We baked 16 out of 16 blocks in this cycle giving us 256
XTZ. We received 947 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 35 we have 11 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,048 XTZ.

Cycle 40 has been declared and we have 163 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,246 XTZ.

Cycle 35 we have 11 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1,048 XTZ.

Cycle 40 has been declared and we have 163 rolls with the possibility of earning 1,246 XTZ.

Still not missing a block and cycle 33 is now complete, and we received 1,189 XTZ out of a
possible 1208 XTZ from a staking balance of 155 rolls. We baked 15 out of 15 blocks in this
cycle giving us 240 XTZ. We received 949 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 34 we have 16 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 39 has been declared and we have 161 rolls with the possibility of earning 1324 XTZ.

Cycle 34 we have 16 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 39 has been declared and we have 161 rolls with the possibility of earning 1324 XTZ.

Still not missing a block and we stole two this cycle! Cycle 32 is now complete, and we received
1426 XTZ out of a possible 1406 XTZ from a staking balance of 155 rolls. We baked 25 out of 23
blocks in this cycle giving us 400 XTZ. We received 1026 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 33 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1208 XTZ.

Cycle 38 has been declared and we have 160 rolls with the possibility of earning 1296 XTZ.

Cycle 33 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1208 XTZ.

Cycle 38 has been declared and we have 160 rolls with the possibility of earning 1296 XTZ.

Through the Tez Baker telegram channel we received the following question a few days ago: Hey guys, have a question. Hypothetical. Say your bond gets slashed due to behaving maliciously. What happens to these Tez? Are they permanently destroyed? Or do they get distributed to other bakers?

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Still not missing a block! Cycle 31 is now complete, and we received 1260 XTZ out of a
possible 1276 XTZ from a staking balance of 153 rolls. We baked 19 out of 19 blocks
in this cycle giving us 304 XTZ. We received 956 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 32 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1406 XTZ.

Cycle 37 has been declared and we have 160 rolls with the possibility of earning 1230 XTZ.

Cycle 32 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1406 XTZ.

Cycle 37 has been declared and we have 160 rolls with the possibility of earning 1230 XTZ.

Another clean sheet and still not missed a block. Cycle 30 is now complete, and we
received 1,209.67 XTZ out of a possible 1224 XTZ from a staking balance of 155 rolls.
We baked 15 out of 15 blocks in this cycle giving us 240 XTZ. We received 969.67 XTZ
from endorsements.

Cycle 31 we have 19 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1276 XTZ.

Cycle 36 has been declared and we have 156 rolls with the possibility of earning 1342 XTZ.

Cycle 31 we have 19 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1276 XTZ.

Cycle 36 has been declared and we have 156 rolls with the possibility of earning 1342 XTZ.

Another clean sheet and still not missed a block. Cycle 29 is now complete, and we received
1,321 XTZ out of a possible 1330 XTZ from a staking balance of 154 rolls. We baked 20 out of
20 blocks in this cycle giving us 320 XTZ. We received 1001 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 30 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 35 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1236 XTZ.

Cycle 30 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 35 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1236 XTZ.

Cycle 28 is now complete, and we received 1362 XTZ out of a possible 1390 XTZ from a staking
balance of 153 rolls. We baked 18 out of 18 blocks in this cycle giving us 288 XTZ. We received
1074 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 29 we have 20 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1332 XTZ.

Cycle 34 has been declared and we have 154 rolls with the possibility of earning 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 29 we have 20 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1332 XTZ.

Cycle 34 has been declared and we have 154 rolls with the possibility of earning 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 27 is now complete, and we received 1217 XTZ out of a possible 1220 XTZ from a staking
balance of 153 rolls. We baked 12 out of 12 blocks in this cycle giving us 192 XTZ. We
received 1025 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 28 we have 18 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1390 XTZ.

Cycle 33 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1208 XTZ.

Cycle 28 we have 18 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1390 XTZ.

Cycle 33 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1208 XTZ.

Cycle 26 is now complete, and another full house and still not missed a block, we received
1312 XTZ out of a possible 1314 XTZ from a staking balance of 153 rolls. We baked 18 out of
18 blocks in this cycle giving us 288 XTZ. We received 1024 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 27 we have 12 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1220 XTZ.

Cycle 32 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1406 XTZ.

Cycle 27 we have 12 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1220 XTZ.

Cycle 32 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1406 XTZ.

Cycle 25 is now complete, and we notch up another clean sheet as we received 1429.67 XTZ
out of a possible 1436 XTZ from a staking balance of 151k (151 rolls), best cycle so far.
We baked 24 out of 23 blocks in this cycle giving us 384 XTZ with one steal. We received
1039.67 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 26 we have 18 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1316 XTZ.

Cycle 31 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1276 XTZ.

Cycle 26 we have 18 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1316 XTZ.

Cycle 31 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1276 XTZ.

Cycle 24 is now complete, and we notch up another clean sheet as we received 1355 XTZ
out of a possible 1376 XTZ from a staking balance of 153k (153 rolls). We baked 21 out
of 21 blocks in this cycle giving us 336 XTZ and 1019 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 25 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1436 XTZ.

Cycle 30 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 25 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1436 XTZ.

Cycle 30 has been declared and we have 155 rolls with the possibility of earning 1224 XTZ.

Cycle 23 is now complete, and another clean sheet as we received 1427 XTZ out of a possible
1442 XTZ from a staking balance of 147k (147 rolls). We baked 23 out of 23 blocks in this cycle
giving us 368 XTZ and 1059 XTZ from endorsements.

Cycle 24 we have 21 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1376 XTZ.

Cycle 29 has been declared and we have 154 rolls with the possibility of earning 1330 XTZ.

Cycle 24 we have 21 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1376 XTZ.

Cycle 29 has been declared and we have 154 rolls with the possibility of earning 1330 XTZ.

Cycle 22 is now complete, and yet another clean sheet as we received 1052 XTZ out of a possible
1074 XTZ from a staking balance of 113k (113 rolls). We baked 15 out of 15 blocks in this cycle
giving us 240 XTZ and 812 XTZ from endorsements. 15 blocks is the most we have baked in a cycle
and we have been allocated 23 blocks next cycle!

Cycle 23 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1439 XTZ.

Cycle 28 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1390 XTZ.

Cycle 23 we have 23 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1439 XTZ.

Cycle 28 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1390 XTZ.

Cycle 21 is now complete, and yet another clean sheet as we received 845.5 XTZ out of a
possible 860 XTZ from a staking balance of 97k (97 rolls). We baked 14 out of 14 blocks
in this cycle giving us 224 XTZ and 621.5 XTZ from endorsements. We dropped 14.5 XTZ on
endorsements due the usual priority 1 blocks.

Cycle 22 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 27 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1220 XTZ.

Cycle 22 we have 15 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 27 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1220 XTZ.

Cycle 20 is now complete, and another clean sheet as we received 999 XTZ out of a possible
1014 XTZ from a staking balance of 112k (112 rolls). We baked 13 out of 13 blocks in this
cycle giving us 208 XTZ and 791 XTZ from endorsements. We dropped 15 XTZ on endorsements due
the usual priority 1 blocks.

Cycle 21 we have 14 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 598 XTZ.

Cycle 26 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1316 XTZ.

Cycle 21 we have 14 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 598 XTZ.

Cycle 26 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1316 XTZ.

Cycle 19 is now complete, and another clean sheet as we received 879 XTZ out of a
possible 896 XTZ from a staking balance of 110k (110 rolls). We baked 4 out of 4
blocks in this cycle giving us 64 XTZ and 815 XTZ from endorsements. We dropped 17
XTZ on endorsements due the usual priority 1 blocks.

Cycle 20 we have 13 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1010 XTZ.

Cycle 25 has been declared and we have 151 rolls with the possibility of earning 1436 XTZ.

Cycle 20 we have 13 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 1010 XTZ.

Cycle 25 has been declared and we have 151 rolls with the possibility of earning 1436 XTZ.

Cycle 18 is now complete, and another clean sheet as we received 758.666 XTZ out
of a possible 758 XTZ from a staking balance of 736k (73 rolls). We baked 14 out
of 13 blocks in this cycle giving us 224 XTZ and 534.666 XTZ from endorsements.
So, we got all our blocks and managed to steal one. We had a lot of the usual
priority 1 block endorsement (second in the queue) but even managed to get a
priority 2 endorsement which gave us 0.666. Due to priority 1 and 2 block
endorsements we dropped 15.333 XTZ but nothing we can do about that. Still,
always nice to get more total rewards for the cycle than you were allocated
because of the one steal.

Cycle 19 we have 4 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 892 XTZ.

Cycle 24 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1376 XTZ.

Cycle 19 we have 4 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 892 XTZ.

Cycle 24 has been declared and we have 153 rolls with the possibility of earning 1376 XTZ.

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Cycle 17 is now complete, and we received 579 XTZ out of a possible 592 XTZ from a
staking balance of 563k (53 rolls). We baked 8 out of 8 blocks in this cycle giving
us 128 XTZ and 451 XTZ from endorsements. We had a lot of priority 1 blocks (second
in the queue) and I initially thought we had a chance for a steal but when these
blocks were being baked by the foundation or Tezos Community, and they were never going
to miss. We missed 13 XTZ from endorsements mainly due to priority 1 blocks and there
is not much we can do about that.

Cycle 18 we have 13 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 758 XTZ.

Cycle 23 has been declared and we have 147 rolls with the possibility of earning 1442 XTZ. 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 18 we have 13 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 758 XTZ.

Cycle 23 has been declared and we have 147 rolls with the possibility of earning 1442 XTZ. 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 16 is now complete, and we received 340 XTZ out of a possible 350 XTZ
from a staking balance of 361 (36 rolls). We baked 3 out of 3 blocks in this cycle
giving us 48 XTZ and 292 XTZ from endorsements. We missed 10 XTZ from endorsements,
8 were due to priority 1 blocks and 2 were due to a missed endorsement. As before
the missed endorsement was signed by our node with an operational hash received but
the transaction never propagated to the network.

Cycle 17 we have 8 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 592 XTZ.

Cycle 22 has been declared and we have 113 rolls with the possibility of earning 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 17 we have 8 blocks to bake and we have been allocated a total of 592 XTZ.

Cycle 22 has been declared and we have 113 rolls with the possibility of earning 1074 XTZ.

Cycle 15 is now finished and we received 165 XTZ from a staking balance
of 202k (20 rolls). We missed 5 Tezos from endorsements, three were due
to priority 1 block downgrades and 2 were due to a missed endorsement.

The missed endorsement was interesting as we had 5 peers connected at the time (lower than normal but still adequate) and our node reported that we had signed the endorsement (as we got back the operational hash) but the transaction failed to propagate through the network. We may look at switching our node to debug logging to get more information on situations like this, although I want to test this mode for a week or so on other nodes first.

All 165 XTZ were from endorsements as we had no blocks to bake this cycle.

Cycle 21 has been declared and we have 97 rolls with the possibility of earning 860 XTZ.

The missed endorsement was interesting as we had 5 peers connected at the time (lower than normal but still adequate) and our node reported that we had signed the endorsement (as we got back the operational hash) but the transaction failed to propagate through the network. We may look at switching our node to debug logging to get more information on situations like this, although I want to test this mode for a week or so on other nodes first.

All 165 XTZ were from endorsements as we had no blocks to bake this cycle.

Cycle 21 has been declared and we have 97 rolls with the possibility of earning 860 XTZ.

Cycle 14 is now finished and we received 124 XTZ from a staking balance
of 123k (12 rolls). We missed 2 XTZ due to endorsement allocations
that were downgraded to priory 1 blocks (two occasions, 1 XTZ each).

We were allocated 126 Tezos this cycle and received 124 XTZ; 16 XTZ for baking 1 block and 108 XTZ for 55 endorcements.

Cycle 20 has been declared and we have 112 rolls with the possibility of earning 1014 XTZ.

We were allocated 126 Tezos this cycle and received 124 XTZ; 16 XTZ for baking 1 block and 108 XTZ for 55 endorcements.

Cycle 20 has been declared and we have 112 rolls with the possibility of earning 1014 XTZ.

Cycle 13 is now finished and we received 128 XTZ from a staking balance
of 103k (10 rolls). We missed 2 XTZ due to endorsement allocations
that were downgraded to priory 1 blocks (two occasions, 1 XTZ each).
The really good news is that we managed to win our first extra block due
to another baker's failed attempt (http://tzscan.io/tz1i3fUf3HdAmHAYrFkiBiYDbX2xoLuQQcDP).

We were allocated 114 XTZ this cycle and received 128 XTZ; 32 XTZ for baking 2 blocks and 96 XTZ for 49 endorcements. Picking up these extra blocks will make a big difference to the ROI so lets hope a few more come our way.

Cycle 19 has been declared and we have 110 rolls with the possibility of earning 896 XTZ.

We were allocated 114 XTZ this cycle and received 128 XTZ; 32 XTZ for baking 2 blocks and 96 XTZ for 49 endorcements. Picking up these extra blocks will make a big difference to the ROI so lets hope a few more come our way.

Cycle 19 has been declared and we have 110 rolls with the possibility of earning 896 XTZ.