Qtum Staking Guide: When Block Reward?
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A common question from people staking on Qtum is: “when do I get my block reward?” and “why is it taking so long?” This blog answers these questions with a gentle introduction to probability, studying actual blockchain results, and running some simulations.
Since Qtum block rewards are given in a random process, we used several approaches to answer the question “when block reward?” The wallet’s “Expected Time” is a probability term for the long-term average of a random process. Over many block rewards, 63% of the time a wallet will receive a block reward before the Expected Time, but the random process means that block rewards could come much sooner than the Expected Time, or much later.