Yesterday I mined some orphan blocks on the https://pool peercoin.ecoining.com.
Normally this never happens. It maybe (maybe not) there ara some problem on the network. - The last time I had some orphan blocks it was on the last fork problem-
I saw the last days some big whale mining Peercoin outside Ecoining, Coinotron, Fixx, d7… with some TH/s. I suspect there are somebody or somepool mining with a lot of hasphower, rejecting good blocks. There is possible?
What do you think about?
Yes that might indeed cause a lot of orphan blocks, both PoS and PoW.
Might explain why I haven’t found a block for so long, maybe I’ve found some orphans.
That address seemed to be minting a great percentage of blocks from 2016-09-12 02:24:39 to 2016-09-13 12:30:29
If you minted in that timeframe and have high latency to that node, you have high chance of orphans.
I believe he has minted it all now.
As far as I understand a PoS block can orphan a PoW block.
If a temporary high stake minter finds a PoS block shortly after you found a PoW block, chances are high the PoS block will win.
Since the high stake minter is spitting out blocks at a high rate, it’s chain will grow faster than your chain.