I've got a bunch of ADA delegated, and I'm thinking of starting my own Stake Pool, and I'm searching for some metrics.
I do understand that a smaller Stake Pool will have less of a chance to mint blocks - But I need some math to figure out the specific point it would actually be worth to start a Stake Pool.
Here are some scenarios that need some calculations:
1. With an X ADA pledge - You start your own Stake Pool, setting the fees @ 100% (doing your own thing without delegators). At what point of X does this becomes a better idea than delegating?
2. With a 400k ADA pledge - You start your own Stake Pool, setting the fees @ 3% and actually marketing for your Pool. What happens if you don't get any delegators? And if you did, what's a good target to aim for so that this becomes a better idea than delegating?
3. How does the Decentralisation Parameter's fluctuation through time affect this decision?
I'm just searching for some statistical figures to help me make an informed decision. I feel that if we sort out these figures (approximately), more people would be interested in starting their own Stake Pools and hence further decentralising the network.
(I picked 400k ADA in my example above because it's a figure I feel many people in the developed world can reach via savings or loans. It's not the amount I currently hold)