# Making sense of the square root curation reward curve

in #steem3 years ago (edited)

The allocation of curation rewards in the steem blockchain follows a square root curve. This means that your vote will get more weight if there are not already a lot of votes on the post.

To better understand this algorithm, let’s start from the beginning. Each vote is assigned two values: `rshares` and `weight`. The first one is straightforward:

``````    rshares = vesting_shares * voting_power * vote_percentage
``````

But what determines your share of the total reward is the `weight` parameter. If the amount of rshares already contributed to the post is `RS0` and your vote’s contribution is `RS`, then `weight` is calculated as follows:

``````    weight = sqrt(RS0 + RS) - sqrt(RS0)
``````

Of course, if the upvote was done before 30 minutes, it is also multiplied by another value, say `Δt`. The value `Δt` accounts for the reverse auction in the first 30 minutes after the post is created.

``````    Δt =
t / 30        (if t < 30)
1             (otherwise)
``````

After 7 days, the curation rewards are distributed proportional to the `weight` value of each vote.

I made the following drawing to make the square root curve easier to understand.

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Wow agha @ghasemkiani. Never knew you are that technical person. I've seen people doing a lot of debate on SP part of the author reward. I was lucky that I figured that out myself. Now what you posted is a very good topic and very well explained but most of the readers won't get it. Wouldn't be a better way to explain all this with an example?

Thank you. I am writing a JavaScript program that uses these calculations. I intend to share the source code on GitHub later. But it will take some time to be completed.

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3 years ago (edited)

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