Whales - How much STEEM is owned by Steemit Team?
In this post, I made some analytics about top Steem whales (over 1M steem worth). All data is from blockchain.
DISCLAIMER: THIS DATA IS NOT OFFICIAL. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
Steem Supply: 292,402,245 STEEM + 11,650,858 SBD ≈ 324,891,318 STEEM
ID - "Serial" number of account (creation time)
Name - Steem username
Steem Value - Total value of SP + STEEM + SBD in STEEM.
Use of SP - How is this whale using it's SP.
Group - Is this account part of bigger group?
|ID||Name||Steem Value||Use of SP||Group|
|499||@freedom||9,540,864||Bid bot delegations (+Utopian)||???|
|440||@blocktrades||6,155,427||Bid bot delegations and paid delegations||Steemit?|
|98,770||@thejohalfiles||1,022,691||Bid bot delegations||/|
|10,278||@minority-report||999,425||Bid bot delegations||Steemit?|
|1,208||@roadscape||985,557||Active voting (via paid curator)||Steemit|
If there is group "Steemit?", this mean that it's not confirmed that it is part of Steemit team.
As you can see, there is many Steemit INC's accounts in this list. There is even @blocktrades marked as "Steemit" even it's not really owned by Steemit INC, but there are huge transfers between those accounts (And @blocktrades is one of devs who created Bitshares, so he knows @dan and @ned and we can count it as Steemit). @minority-report is also connected to @alpha that probably belongs to @blocktrades (huge tranfers)(Proof).
Steemit accounts had big "headstart" at mining STEEM (premine), because first mining instructions were incorrect, so only Steemit mined. So all "steemit" accounts were early miners (preminers).
Steemit Team (official): 81,668,055
Steemit Team (all): 92,719,561
But this are only 1M+ accounts. There is many accounts with "only" few hundred thousand STEEM.
As you can see, Steemit Team have control of at least 25% to 28% of the total steem suppy.
But keep in mind that there is many more accounts with at least few M steem more and that @ned just powered down his SP and this STEEM is now on exchanges. I think that there is at lest 10M STEEM more at Steemit team accounts. So total percentage is around 30%.
I tried to get accurate data, but there might be false statements or incorrect data. Please do your own research if you need to use that kind of data for something important.
SteemConnect link: https://steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=fbslo&approve=1