Your owed research will stay owed to you as long as you stake within the lookback period (which I believe is 182.5 days). This is all covered in the guide on the gridcoin.us website.
And how do you propose you stop someone from having multiple wallets? It's not as easy as it sounds by just saying you can only have one wallet. Besides wallets aren't the only place to keep GRC.
My understanding is that you have around 1,000 GRC correct? If so, then again explained on the gridcoin.us webiste
The present network weight is about 260,000,000 which means you'd be required to hold about 1500 GRC to stake once every 182.5 days (this value will change as the network weight changes and of course isn't a hard number since it is an estimate as POS staking is also somewhat probabilistic)
If you're only running the wallet for two days a week you have an even lower chance of staking a block. You seem to expect that you'll stake as soon as you sign on.
The pools were setup specifically because most people that start out aren't going to have much GRC, so they can't stake. Sit in the pool and build up your coins until you have a significant amount or purchase them if you want to mine solo immediately. Those are the options you have. It's not a no go. You just don't seem to have done much reading about the subject.
Quez feel free to jump in if I'm getting anything wrong.
Guys, you asked me some time ago, to give some better evaluation of the formulas. So here's a shot:
To be converted into:
In other words, formula would be:
Compared to current formula, new formula would give priority to people who:
- haven't staked in last few days
- have more % of EstimatedResearchOwed, compared to their total amount
So someone who keeps their wallet empty, won't get so much stakes if he staked last Sun. But somebody else will, who didn't get paid out in last 90 days...
What do you think, guys?
Edited by KLiK, 20 March 2017 - 05:52 PM.