Tezos Bakers

Bakers #

In Tezos, blocks are baked (created) and endorsed by bakers, also known as validators. At the top of the Bakers page, the total amount of Tezos bakers, rolls (1 roll = 8,000 XTZ), and the network’s staking ratio is shown.

Lists #

Several lists are available to gain an overview of the Tezos baker landscape. You can choose between the tabs Public, Top 20, Gainers, Losers, Newcomers, Custodians, Closing, Closed, and the Leaderboard.

Tezos Baker

Each entry shows Baker Name and Bookmark symbol. Below, the state of the baker is displayed, i.e.

  • Public - public delegation service you can delegate to
  • Private - privately run baker that does not pay out rewards for public delegations
  • Closing and Closed

Furthermore, the baker’s reliability, staking fee, and amount of rolls with percentage of the share relative to overall rolls is shown.

Charts #

Version Chart and List #

Visualizing the share of different Tezos software versions being run by active bakers.

Tezos Baker

Bakers, Rolls, Delegators #

Amount of roll owners, rolls, and active delegators.

Roll owners are unique accounts that registered as delegate, are active and have a staking balance >= 1 roll. Not every active delegate will get rights to bake/endorse because as they are randomly allocated.

Active and Inactive Staking #

Amount of active and inactive tez staking.

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TzStats shows the reason why a baker missed rewards in different colors: yellow for low bonds, red for outages. Both kinds of misses decrease a baker’s reliability metric. Overdelegated bakers hurt the income of others on the network because overall rewards are decreased

Its because a baker failed to increase balance or communicate with a delegator. Why would that be any different from technology failures?

Closed bakers have either been deactivated by the protocol or have publicly announced to close down for good. Private bakers are either known to not accept arbitrary delegations like exchanges or we don’t know anything about them. In both cases we try to stay on the safe side to decrease overall delegator frustration.