And The Real Steem Inflation Rate In The Last 365 Days Was…

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What would you think, which was the most inflated cryptocurrency in the last 12 months? From the most important 15-20, at least? Dogecoin, maybe? Or… God, but it couldn’t be Steem, could it? Scared? I made my research. It’s not Steem, but almost.

How high is the inflation rate of the Steem cryptocurrency? Is it high or low compared with other cryptocurrencies? Should we blame it for the price falls, for the underperformance of Steem compared with other cryptos? I have some answers.

That is what white paper wrote

There are some rules how each cryptocurrency works. For example, Bitcoin has a maximum amount of 21 millions approximately, and every some years the emission of new Bitcoins decreases 50 percent (halves). Next time in 2020.

And Steem? In the Steem white paper you find this “roadmap” of Steem emission:

Starting with the network's 16th hard fork in December 2016, Steem began creating new tokens at a yearly inflation rate of 9.5%. The inflation rate decreases at a rate of 0.01% every 250,000 blocks, or about 0.5% per year. The inflation will continue decreasing at this pace until the overall inflation rate reaches 0.95%. This will take about 20.5 years from the time hard fork 16 went into effect.

The winners are…

That would mean an inflation rate between 8.5 and 9.0 from April 2018 to April 2019. But the reality is different. Coinmarketcap.com is widely used as a reliable source of cryptocurrency data. It has also the information “circulating supply”, but only the actual number, not the historical time frame. But you can easily calculate it from market capitalization. (Which is the number of circulating cryptocurrencies multiplied by the market price.)

In the next table you see the year/year inflation (or, the increase of the circulating supply) of 17 main or otherwise important cryptocurrencies. And the winner is… Binance Coin, with 21,41 percent inflation per annum. Second place, Steem, 20,47 percent, 3rd, EOS with 14.98 percent. Congratulations.


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Steem price fell 84 percent in one year, Neo 83 percent and Lisk (a potential competitor of Steem) 81 percent. But Binance Coin is up 37 percent and EOS fell only 39 percent. So, I don’t see the connection, any real correlation between the two factors. (The correlation coefficient R2 is 0,12, that means, no correlation.) But, better, don’t inflate Steem too much, please…

Why was Steem inflation so high? I recognize, I don’t know it really. I recommend you to read this post from @exyle.

Inflation or something else?

USD will have soon more inflation than Bitcoin – wrote somebody a few days ago.(@jrcornel) After the next halving, when bitcoin output will drop to the half in 2020. But in the case of cryptocurrencies, inflation means in reality the growth of the circulating supply. In case of US dollars, or any other fiat, you don’t call the change of supply of money inflation, right? Inflation, in fiat terms, is the growth of costumer prices (or producer’s prices). But this not very accurate use of the term inflation is very extended today in the crypto-space.

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But what is still confusing me is that why is steem price falling and rising. Most especially falling in the last few months

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All cryptos were falling but Steem underperformed. I'd like to know

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Probably because of all the shit going on with this platform. The flag wars, the fact that good content doesn't get upvoted, newcommers who get no upvotes and then get disappointed, lack of interaction on posts, ...

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A lot of that can be changed. I'll at least get the ball rolling.

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20 years is a really long plan ;) This is the kind of info people need to understand if they are investors of STEEM.

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20 years is not so long enough. It's just right time frame in my opinion. The time frame is for real investors not for speculator and get rich quick wannabe.

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I meant, long as in a lot of time (human life), not as an excessive limit for the strategy. I agree that 20 years is good enough to filter some jack'ass movements, although they can still speculate markets as in comparison with "shitcoins". With bigger crowds, like STEEM, its harder, because the "knowledgeable" ones are much more, and for me, this is why STEEM has such potential. The achievement of transactions per second is really a breakthrough, but if there are no users... then it sucks (and eventually will die).

In my view, and over blockchains, there must always be a balance... between, adoption, technology and governance, otherwise it dies.

The actual inflation rate is 8.5% at the moment. A lot of people created more Steem with the convertion of SBD when the price was below 1$ during the bear market!

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Still creating...

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this is interesting...any further studies?

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Any idea how shoud I continue?