This week's distributed profits are 0.330%, equivalent to 17.2% APR.
Total rewards to delegators, including bonuses, are 0.340%, or 17.7% APR.
Our payouts this week are within the top two bidbots listed on iSteemd. I shall monitor this, as always, and make any adjustments needed. This is the advantage of having a managed fund compared to using just one algorithm.
The values below that relate to the Steem blockchain are given as 7-day averages to give a fairer picture of what has happened during the whole week.
The week is defined as Monday to Sunday, with this payout taking place on the Monday immediately after the weekend; payouts may sometimes be on a Sunday as future rewards coming in over the next few hours are easy to check.
Let's lay out the different percentages to make them clearer. These are all calculated in terms of STEEM per SP.
Value of Steemit upvotes = APR 22.9% 
Value of Steemit rewards payouts = APR 17.1% 
Distributed MAPR payouts = 0.330% (APR 17.2%) 
Total MAPR payouts = 0.330% (APR 17.7%) 
 Theoretical maximum value of Steemit upvotes, assuming 10 full upvotes at 100% power for 7 days, averaged over 7 days and expressed as an APR.
 Theoretical value of Steemit upvote rewards, assuming 25% curation rewards, 50-50 split of post payouts and SBD print rate, averaged over 7 days and expressed as an APR.
 MAP Rewarder distributed payout sent to delegators this week; this is 85% of our gross income.
 Total payouts for the week, including bonus upvotes, free full upvote, free SBI and this week's distribution. This increases our overall payouts to about 90%.
Our MAPR distribution  is a fraction higher than the average blockchain author rewards .
Also, the total amount MAPR has given out as distribution, prizes and upvotes,  is higher than .
Overall, this week has seen a continued decrease in blockchain activity, making this a challenging environment.
Profits will be paid today to SP delegators in STEEM.
Benefits of Delegating to MAP Rewarder
A new post has been published: Delegating to MAP Rewarder: Benefits for Small SP Accounts
This gives more details on the rewards distributions plus the bonus upvotes, Free Vote Friday and Free SBI Saturday.
A reminder to new delegators to check the above post as it explains the partial payouts done during the first week of delegation. Given that rewards can take up to 7 days to come through, I think it is a fair return on SP whose rewards will only be seen in the future.
Any further questions, please ask.
How to Delegate to MAP Rewarder
You can also delegate using these links:
Please note that the minimum delegation is now 20 SP. Any delegations below 20 SP will not be accepted.
As described in the updated document, the distribution of MAPR benefits has been designed so that low value delegators have the potential for significantly higher benefits as a percentage of their SP; higher value delegators receive higher benefit amounts but not as high in percentage terms. The weekly distributions are, however, proportional to the delegated SP.
In order for this to work mathematically and to maintain the stability of the fund, delegations below 100 SP have been capped for some weeks now. Once a particular SP slot has been filled, we shall no longer accept delegations at that level. If and when slots free up, we shall announce it in one of these Sunday posts.
MAP Rewarder News
I have changed the layout of our numerical data; I hope the different numbers are slightly clearer!
The curator-support upvotes have all been moved to the account @rycharde. This means curators will receive more upvotes and this MAP Rewarder account can concentrate on earning income. It also means I no longer need to show the data for such upvotes, hence some of the numbers have been removed as no longer relevant.
All our percentages are calculated like-for-like based on STEEM so that these are real returns in STEEM per delegated SP (which is also priced in STEEM).
A reminder that we have two missions: to be profitable to delegators and to support our MAP Curator Trail and thereby improve the quality of posts on Steemit; 5% of income will go to supporting the Trail.
To people thinking about delegating to MAP Rewarder, I have done some analysis about the ability to upvote every undervalued post we find and, in order to do so, we can comfortably manage about 500k SP. We therefore have plenty of room to grow.
Although we do not have a referral system, inviting new delegators will increase income to existing members. The value of the bonus upvotes depends on our SP, so the higher the SP the greater those upvotes will be!
We are back to an SBD debt ratio of 10%, a print rate of just 1% plus the STEEM blockchain price is calculated by the "haircut" mechanism - I still feel that "tonsure" is more descriptive. At the current price levels, the STEEM price is a more important driver of this scenario than the SBD supply.
Unfortunately, the reward pool continues to creep upwards; this is reflected in a slowly increasing blockchain upvote value. This means there continues to be a drop in activity, coupled with some shuffling of delegations, meaning we need to adjust some of our upvotes. What is of more concern, perhaps, is the diminishing pool of valuable content. We shall see, in the next week or two, whether voting changes will increase our yield.
The future remains highly fluid.
See you next week!
Next rewards distribution will be on Monday 11 February.
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