### What is the *network weight*, *your** weight*, and *expected time *until next reward ?

You may have noticed these terms if you hover your mouse over the icon resembling a stack of coins in the bottom right corner of your wallet.

According to the Neblio Network protocol, approximately every two minutes there is a raffle going on, which will result in a single block being discovered.

The *network weight* can be understood as the number of tickets available for this raffle. In practice the network weight is the sum of “weighted coin age” of all the coins which are staking at this moment across the entire network. Now your *total weight* is the number of tickets *you* own which allow you to participate in this raffle. It is calculated by summing up all the coin age of the coins which are staking in your wallet.

Since different participants own a different number of those tickets, the more of them you own, the quicker you can expect to be a winner, this is the *expected time* until your next reward. Of course the raffle is completely random so this number is merely an approximation, it could be much higher or much lower than the expected time for you to actually win. But in the long run, those differences average out and you would see that the expected time is pretty accurate averaged out over many stakes (as long as you keep your wallet online 24/7).

Let’s now see how these things work in practice. Using the example in the screenshot to the right, the network weight is 26,410,075 and your weight is 754,067. According to what we explained above the expected time will be:

##### 26,410,075 / 754,067 = 35.02 Blocks Until Reward

Since one block is created approximately every 2 minutes:

35 blocks * 2 = 70 minutes (rounded to 1 hour by the wallet)

Just to put things back in the context of PoS, winning a stake means discovering a block which will not only award you new NEBL but will also validate the most recent transactions for the network. That’s how you get rewarded for doing your part to secure the Neblio network!