Staking rewards are accumulated by anyone who is holding LEO as LEO POWER in their wallet and actively upvoting content. Curation Rewards are also earned through active participation in the platform.

Both rewards can be earned simultaneously, one does not take away from the other. In fact, the staking rewards you earn are directly related to the engagement on More engagement = more traffic which in turn leads to more ad revenue which means more LEO is bought and distributed to the LeoAds Staking Rewards Pool.

This means that Curation Rewards and Staking Rewards have a symbiotic relationship. We designed our tokenomics in this way to radically improve the game theory of INLEO as a social engagement platform.

With this symbiotic relationship, users are incentivized twice-over to do the right thing. They're incentivized to encourage creators to make great, engaging content and to encourage users to engage with that content and leave thought-provoking replies. Curators encourage this activity by using their LEO POWER to upvote threads, posts and comments on the platform.

Upvotes distribute rewards from the daily LEO rewards pool. The amount of LEO POWER you have staked dictates your influence on the rewards pool. The more LEO POWER that you hold, the greater the value of your upvote.

Upvoting is different than tipping. On other platforms, you tip users and that causes some crypto to leave your wallet and enter their wallet. INLEO is different. Upvoting content does not "cost" you anything. It does not remove any tokens from your wallet. Instead, it uses your Voting Power (VP) to distribute rewards from the daily rewards pool. Your Voting Power is like a rechargeable battery that limits the amount of upvotes you can cast on a daily basis. This battery is constantly recharging at a rate of 20% per day.

For example, if you vote content until your voting power reaches 79%, then you will be at 99% voting power exactly 24 hours later. You can drive your voting power down to 0% if you want to, but the lower it gets, the lower your vote value gets.

Importantly, your VP dictates how strong your particular vote is. If your VP is all the way down at 70%, it will be less effective than if it was at 90%. This creates a sort of game theory where users want to ensure their Voting Power never reaches 100% (as every second at 100% = lost opportunity to vote) but they also want to ensure that they aren't driving their Voting Power all the way down to 40% because that would mean that each vote is less powerful.

We've analyzed best practices for daily active users vote continuously a few times per day and always keep their VP between 90% and 98%.

Key Terms:

  • Staking

  • Curation

  • Voting Power (VP)

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