##### Right now, Default (50% SBD / 50% SP) post reward has 45.30% more payout than Power Up 100%.

## Why this information

I am providing this information for those who would like to compare different post reward payouts and pick up the best one when they create blogs and comments.

## Three Options

There are three available options for blog post rewards and comment post rewards:

- Decline Payout
- Default (50% SBD / 50% SP)
- Power Up 100%

Which option would give you the best overall payout? Well, we know it is not Decline Payout for sure. How about between Default (50% SBD / 50% SP) and Power Up 100%? The answer is it depends.

It depends on the SBD and Steem prices as well as steem_to_sbd ratio at the payout time. Let us take a look at the equations of how payout is calculated first.

## Equations

#### For Default (50% SBD / 50% SP):

- Author Rewards SBD = author_payout * 50%
- Author Rewards SP = author_payout * 50% / steem_to_sbd

#### For Power Up 100%:

- Author Rewards SP = author_payout * 100% / steem_to_sbd

Please note that the payout is calculated at the payout time using the Blockchain variable steem_to_sbd exactly 7 days after you create a post, not when you create a post.

### Below are current market prices of SBD and Steem in USD, as well as sbd_to_steem ratio from the Blockchain.

Time (UTC) | 2018-06-03T17:32:27 |

SBD Price | 2.01491 |

Steem Price | 2.54657 |

steem_to_sbd | 2.409 |

Let us assume the author reward portion of the post payout is $1. I then use the equations above to calculate the payouts and convert them to a common currency USD for comparison. You can use any other currencies for comparision.

- Default (50% SBD / 50% SP): $1.54 USD
- Power Up 100%: $1.06 USD

wwf (66)· 5 months agoOn a $1 payout from the system, you will receive .5SBD and .196 steem. That works out to (.5SBD x2.01491 + .196 x 2.54657) = $1.50USD.

At 100% payout, you will receive .392 steem or $1.00USD. On a 50:50 payout, you receive half in SBD (SBD price of $1) and half steem (steem price average). The fact that SBD is above $1 is the challenge and the confusing part. With it above $1, that makes the 50:50 ratio more profitable, but there is a break even point with the spread between SBD and steem that needs to be taken into consideration as well.

cheneats (55)· 5 months agoAbsolutely! SBD price is the determining factor. We get a better 50:50 payout when SBD price is above $1 USD. However, steem price seems to have very little to do the payout because its price cancels out each other when we convert the payout to USD in the calculation.

wwf (66)· 5 months agoI agree. I figure that as long as the price of SBD remains above $1, then a 50:50 payout is worth while. However, when it hits $1 or less, then 100% payout becomes the better option. Do you concur?

cheneats (55)· 5 months agoYes, I completely concur. That's easy to remember :)

badcontent (65)· 5 months agoThis user is on the @buildawhale blacklist for one or more of the following reasons:rykoson (34)· 5 months agoThank you for this info!

cheneats (55)· 5 months agoYou are very welcome! Thank you for stopping by :)

cryptodominance (25)· 2 months agoThanks for the valuable information :)