He has a monopoly on the tech right now. Not much we can complain about when we are seeing our pool rewards go up overall. I too have had my .25 XCH taken twice now but there was also one time I kept it. So it seems to be working as advertised.
If he chose to make the payouts and fees the way it is setup today, it’s probably because he couldn’t do what you describe, not because he’s unable to but because of the way Chia pooling and rewards work.
I think what happens it that he keeps fee records locally. I started on windows version to see how it goes, and I got fee charged immediately, after that, everything was normal, then, I moved to Ubuntu, and I got charge again few days later. So, my believe is that fee count went back to 0% to my account once reinstalled and if he is not keeping a database just, do not reinstall!!!. Let see what happens in few weeks, I’ll keep you guys posted. Just to be clear, I’m ok paying proposed fee and I have the freedom to go back normal or whatever. We all are investing, paying bills and have an expected ROI. When adding a fee to the equation vs benefits. Is good if we know what is happening instead of guessing right?
No, the fees are based on a complete random collection of 1/8 (CPU) or 1/4 (GPU) of your direct 0.25 XCH reward probability. Nothing is stored locally or online, exactly for the reason to prevent manipulations. This was also exactly communicated by MadMax.
A basic rule of probabilities is that they only apply to a sufficiently large number of events.
Less than 10 blocks much too little to be able to draw any conclusions whether the probability is correct. Maybe with 100 blocks you can see a tendency.
I myself have currently farmed 31 blocks with compressed plots (GPU) and paid 6 times fees. I am currently at less than 1/4, because even 31 blocks are too few to come to the statistical 1/4.
Keeping you guys posted, 2 blocks found, and both were used as fee. So, I still don’t understand the mechanic. Don’t take this as negative, I believe that all feedback helps developers to know what is happening, fix, improve, etc. and novis will know what to expect.
It’ll be a while until it is as good as Gigahorse as it’s six months or more behind. So the 5% of people who use Gigahorse now get a large boost in income before the March 2024* halving.
Max doesn’t have a monopoly.
NoSSD offers a worse compression with higher fees. And Bladebit technically works but I recall hearing it’s dropping proofs at higher levels of compression which is expected given that it’s still a work in progress.