Guide: Upvote-Calculation with SBD & STEEM for @smartmarket

in #steem4 years ago


Hello everybody,

we received questions about how high the vote by @smartmarket would be if X SBD / STEEM were transferred - and instead of answering this every time individually, we thought it would be better to write a post about it.

So, here we go.

Vote Calculation

First of all, @smartmarket is allowing users on steem to sell their votes for a high profit and other users can buy these votes with SBD & STEEM and also receive a profit.

When a user transfers an amount of SBD or STEEM to @smartmarket - the first thing we do is to calculate the wanted value. Which means:

We first convert the amount to SBD if it was STEEM. For this, we take the current Price on Bittrex.

At the time of writing this post - SBD is worth 9.5 USD and STEEM is worth 3.2 USD.

So if you send 5 STEEM, then the SBD converted value would be 1.67 SBD.

After that, we calculate the wanted value - we take in this case 1.67 SBD * 2.3 (our ratio) which results in a 3.8$ wanted value.

The next step is to find the right voter and when we found him/her, then we vote with 3.8$.

How much Profit do you make

A 3.8$ value would result in 2.85$ after curation and then in:

  • 2.14 SBD
  • 0.713 STEEMPOWER

Which converted in USD is: 22.612 USD

The USD amount that was paid for the upvote is 16 USD

The total profit is: 6.612 USD

But ...

No Spam allowed

This profit is awesome, but we don't want to allow spammers to make money from this.

That's why we have improved our algorithm to detect spam.

If you find your votes (as a vote-seller) cast on posts that you are not okay with, then please tell us on our discord - link is at the bottom of this post.

I hope we explained everything so that you understand our calculation. If you still have questions, please tell us in the comments below or join our discord.

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Just a question on the above,

"A 3.8$ value would result in 2.85$ after curation and then in:

2.14 SBD

I'm pretty sure on 50/50 rewards, the SBD is usually exactly half of the $ rewards figure, ie 1.42 SBD in this case.

While the steem power rewards (from what I've reasearched) is the other half of the $ reward figure for the post, divided by the USD cost of steem at the time of payout. ie. lets say in 7 days time the price of steem is 3.50 USD, then the Steempower reward for the above should be 1.42/3.50 = 0.406 steem.

I could be wrong on this, but this is what I've observed.

Steem power was intended to be the token which would fluctuate, hence the varying value of steempower reward, while the SBD was supposedly intended to be more or less tethered to the value of the US dollar, which has obviously gone out the window through some sort of manipulation by whales.

So from your example above, using $9.5 as the SBD and $3.2 as the Steem values, if someone were to pay 5 Steem for an upvote, the vote value (deteremined by your ratio) of $2.85 (after curation) would result in 1.42 SBD and (1.42/3.2) = 0.44 Steempower.

So 9.5/3.2 = 2.97 steem per SBD

Therefore, the rewards are (1.42 x 2.97) + 0.44 = 4.657 Steem

4.657 Steem x $3.20 = $14.90 USD

Considering the customer is paying $16 USD dollars for this upvote, he/she is actually losing just over $1 USD

ok, it was late last night when I posted the above, but I've just looked over it and I'm pretty sure my figures are right, you guys are running a bot though, so you've been in the steem game a while. Can you verify this?

hey @tomswan,

your calculation is correct except of one little mistake - the author reward is right now around 75% SBD and 25% STEEMPOWER.

We've explained this here:

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask :)


Im selling my vote to smartsteem, very satisfied, keep up the good work

Great to hear that @palani !

Hi there!
Just a question - if I'm selling a vote, can I set voting power threshold, below which @smartmarket wont use my vote?

Can u give me A Upvote??

Only small one!

How much % will i get in instant upvote?

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