- What happens to rewards for snapshots where they are not or can not be allocated to miners?
- What happens to rewards when there are system outages (exchange or Hummingbot miner)?
- What happens to rewards if there's a snapshot with no valid miner orders?
These questions are similar, in that they result in rewards not being allocated to miners for a particular snapshot(s).
Example causes for rewards not being allocated:
There may be periods of time when order data is not being collected from users and orders are not being tracked. This may be due to things such as:
|No miners are active in a snapshot||
No valid, eligible orders from any miner in a particular snapshot
The rewards are rolled over and can be earned by miners in the next snapshot. This may continue, with rewards accumulating, until finally the accumulated rewards can be allocated to miners.
Below is an illustration:
Due to a system outage from minutes 2 through 6, the rewards that would have been earned in those periods are rolled over to minute 7, when the system is back to fully operational.
As a result, miners participating in minute 7 share the total accumulated reward pool, which is now 6 snapshots' worth of rewards.