The EOS blockchain has an inflation rate of 5 percent per year. 4 percent of this inflation is deposited in the eosio.savings account while 1 percent goes to the block producers.
Because of this, an initiative was issued to remove the 4 percent inflation and keep the 1 percent inflation for block producers. It received much support from the community. The voting process will end at the end of May.
“This large quantity of accumulated tokens has now become excessive and if we continue to allow it to keep growing, it will eventually become an attack vector for the network,” read the proposal.
On May 7th, the initiative was carried out and 34,171,037 EOS was permanently burned from the circulation supply. However, this removal did not disturb upcoming contributions to the savings account and inflation payments will still be made until the vote to reduce inflation is passed.
By reducing the total circulation supply, EOS token holders are at an advantage. This is because each token will represent a higher value as there will be fewer of them.
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