Top Hive Earners By Category | Authors, Curators, Witnesses, DAO | July 2020

in LeoFinance9 months ago (edited)

The Hive blockchain continues to tick distributing rewards each block at the 3s mark. Lets see who more the most rewarded users by category.

It is quite an amazing tech with a lot of complexities in it. The rewards/inflation is distributed to different categories with different mechanics.


Here we will be looking at the overall inflation distribution for HIVE, looking at the authors, curators, witnesses, and DHF/DAO rewards for July 2020.

Overall HIVE rewarded by date in July 2020

First let’s see the total amount of HIVE rewarded by date in the month.
Here is a chart.


For comparison, all rewards have been converted to HIVE.
Between 60k and 70k HIVE per day per day has been rewarded in the last month. The difference in daily rewards comes from the DHF fund, where funds are allocated, but not all of them are rewarded, some are accumulated in the fund.

Next let’s take a look at the top earners for each category.

Top Authors

Here is the chart for the top 20 Hive authors that earned the most in July 2020.


Note: These are not totally accurate numbers because there is a conversion on HBD to HIVE implemented, and VESTS to HIVE, for simplification.

Author rewards are one of the most know in the blockchain as a lot of users are attract for them.

@hivewatchers on the top, followed by @oflyhigh and @tarazkp. Interesting in the last month the top authors had more than 6k. Now they are around 4.5k.

Top Curators

Here is the chart for the top 20 Hive curators that earned the most in July 2020.


The note from the authors reward applies here as well. The numbers are aporximate.

The @appreciator account has a 7.8M HP with significant delegation from @freedom and it’s the largest account that is curating, ergo the curations rewards. It has around 80k HP earnings. Next are @blocktrades and the @rocky1 account with around 28k.

The account above are the biggest curators on the Hive blockchain. Hope they will do a great job in curating and making this place grow.

Top Witnesses

The top witnesses’ earnings charts look like this.


I have included 22 account in this chart to show the drop in earnings after the 20th spot. The top 20 are earning around the same amount of HIVE (HP), around 10k per month.

The DAO Payouts

Accounts that received funding from the DAO in the period.


DHF workers are paid in HBD, but an approximate conversion is made here in HIVE as well for simplicity and later comparison. The numbers are not exact but approximate.

Looks like in the last month the blocktrades and justineh proposal finished, as their earnings are down compared with the last month.

A total of 9 accounts received funding in July.

There is significant amount of funds in the DHF/DAO now, because of the Steemit Inc stake has been transferred there. Maybe the inflation for the DHF is no longer necessary?

Top Earners Cumulative

From the data above we can compile the payout for a single ranking on overall top earners on the Hive blockchain in July 2020.

Here it the chart.


Note: These are not totally accurate numbers because there is a conversion on HBD to HIVE implemented, and VESTS to HIVE, for simplification.

I have separated the different earnings for the top accounts accordingly.
On the top is the @blocktrades account with 112k HIVE equivalent earnings, majority of which comes from the DHF/DAO. @appreciator is second with more than 80k, coming from curation. @neutuso is third with witness and DHF earnings.

The author rewards are colored in black, and we can see that in the top earners there is not much from the author rewards. The top authors were around 5k per month, and the last on the list above, @anyx is just above 10k with earnings from witness and DHF fund.

The curation and DHF rewards category are dominating the top 20 HIVE earners list.

All the best

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Thank you for sharing.

It’s interesting to see that at least one person I see here on Twitter and that person Tweets but never talks about our Hive.

There is always some people does everything they can and few on the other side take everything they can

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Well said hombre.

You are welcome!
Trying to add some transparency :)

Transparency is what makes Decentralised HIVE beautiful

It is interesting that in comparison to other sectors, the top earners (me being one) don't compare to other sectors. This isn't necessarily a bad thing of course, just interesting that this is the focus of complaints when there is far more pooling in other sectors. For example, I don't think it is good that one person has two large and highly funded projects approved in the DAO at one time, unless it is a team. It is also interesting that Dapplr for example hasn't got funding while asking for far less and producing their proof of work consistently. It is a bit weird.

Blocktrades is a team. Don't know about the others.

Yes I know that - and don't think the others are - but shouldn't that be quite clear? I think if the proposals are small kinds of things, sure, someone might have a couple, but if they are funded as full-time projects, one should be the max. I am assuming in your work, you get paid for one full-time role? :) (well- these days, you might get paid for that, but work three) :D

I suppose it is clear.

I think the proposal system is not being used as it should be. Nothing wrong with the system but there isn't much accountability and that's a problem.

Accountability seems to be the continual problem and I think at least for funded HDF proposals, a weekly or bi-weekly update (rewards declined) should be standard practice to keep the funding active. What would be nice is if there was a built in mechanism to tie the funded account update to the proposal so they stack up over time under a specific and closed tag - that only the funded can post to.

I agree with that. But I think we are going to have to wait for a few years at least for the stake distribution to even out sufficiently for this republic to be able to have the middle class shut that kind of shit down. I guess that is one reason why certain quarters are talking about wanting to end PoB on Hive.

Yes, author rewards are shared between larger number of accounts, compared to the other pools. They are more concetrated.

Yeah, the concentration might be somewhat of an issue long term, right?

Well ultimatly, apart from giving away hive to improve distributon, it will be great of people buy it for better distribution.

I guess projects will be the top candidates for buying hive long term.

Yep - most of the stake on exchanges was sourced from the initial mine, so I am guessing that the greatest distribution is only going to happen through buying pressure in the marketplace - which means, making this the kind of place that an investor would like to buy into, which means a large community with compelling usecases.

Well said..... exactly that :)

I guess it is less concentrated when it was just Steemit doing all the development and hording the fund?

only a handful of accounts less ;D I prefer it this way of course, but there is still a long way to go in the organization of the HDF to maximize its effectiveness in drawing in developers who add value. We have been at this for 4 years and there should be a lot of new names getting a little bit of encouragement to build - like @dapplr. Small ask on cost, fast and quite good results.

I will take a robust oligarchy over a sole tyrant any day of the week.

for sure.

esp if the tyrant is a mad king lol

Yep it is weird that Dapplr is not funded; when they are producing quick turnaround updates and have progressed quickly on their app.


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Thanks for sharing! It would be interesting to see the earnings data a bit further down the list. Do you have a larger data set at hand?

Yes, I have them all :)

The "Top Authors" chart is pretty telling, in that I don't think there could have been three more different and distinct Authors. It show people that there really is room for diverse forms of posting and content production.

Data is powerful but beautiful. Thanks for these telling graphics 😇

The top authors is interesting. Some of them wouldn't earn elsewhere given the quality of content they produce. Their votes received are for something else or they have an abstract definition of quality (ex. hive watcher posts suck, but I vote for them sometimes because I like what they do). Some are looking for active alternatives than the reward pool which is great, others are trying to redefine the reward pool which is also cool.

It's not the posts they get most of the rewards from, it's the comments.

I really do appreciate the effort many people put into comments and content.

Actually, witness, HPS, and curator accounts don't need much reflection to make sense of.

In general, reward pool is looking a lot less farmy on Hive than what it was like on Steem which means a few of those "top authors/content" creators (mainly cheetah and hivewatchers) are doing their job. I just hope some of the proposals to get them out of the reward pool are funded because I feel the HPS or independent direct Hive transfer should solve these issues. Then again, I'm in the camp that thinks the reward pool should move to 2nd layer at some point.

U have done great work by looking at this and sharing this. It is expected that large stake holders should earn more. Nothing wrong in that.

Wrong is when some from these large stake holders name and shame others who try to earn for their share of investment.

Pls keep sharing.


Wow @creativemary you’re one of the top paid authors on HIVE that is amazing

Thanks for sharing and for the effort you put in, it's always interesting to see these stats.


Cheers for sharing, mate. It's always pretty interesting to see the nitty gritty data behind what's going on around Hive. Nice to see it presented in this neat way. This is certainly encouraging me onwards to be on that "highest earning authors" list 😁

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Nice gif :)

Haha, thanks. Courtesy of the Dapplr app's new built-in feature to add GIFs, and it works pretty great :-D

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