Proposal for new payout algorithm


#1

I experimented with a new payout algorithm that relates rank to amount of award in a “slanting step function”.
The award changes with the numbers of apps and ensures a minimum payout of 20$ for 1000 apps. The shape of the function is similar to the original curve and looks like this:

The more apps we have the less the top 10 receive in comparison to the original curve

The more apps we have the more apps benefit from the app mining program in comparison to the original curve.

Dear top app publishers, are you prepared to receive less money in the future?
Dear middle and low app publishers, are you prepared to receive more money in the future?
Dear all, do you think this is a good model for the ecosystem?

Feel free to discuss on https://github.com/blockstack/app-mining/issues/80

At some point when the award for the first rank is around 8.000$/month and we have 1000 apps then hopefully the monthly pot will be increased…