Hi guys, it's time to sum up recent updates to the @tipU voting service from the investors perspective.
img source - really cool graphic :)
Dynamic Upvote ROI (Profit) Calculations
Following the recent change in upvote profitability that ensures +10% ROI for vote buyer, a new feature was added to the system.
Recent drop in STEEM price resulted in lower demand for upvotes in general. To ensure that @tipU won't hit 100% voting power (which means that part of the profit would be lost because steem user can not accumulate more than 100% VP to use it for upvotes), the upvote profitability increases if @tipU has some "unused" voting power (basically more than 80%).
This shouldn't affect profitability for investors by much but it can increase payout variation (smaller payout today -> higher payout tomorrow and vice versa).
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Voting Status Display
Those stats are visible also on @tipU profile page. When @tipU goes to sleep to recover voting power, it is reflected on the profile page too - the background color goes blue and there's an information when the voting will be active again. Quite useful for vote buyers.
STEEM MONSTERS Lottery
The steembasicincome daily lottery was switched to STEEM MONSTERS daily lottery. More info here. This has no effect on payouts but the boosters packs are funded from the curation rewards. In other words your delegations help to fund one of the coolest initiative on STEEM blockchain :)
Quick Profitability Check
Still #1 but I wonder how the recent STEEM price drop affects the future results - almost all bid bots allow negative ROI for vote buyers which means investors earn more at the cost of vote buyers, who loose money.