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Dormant whales
Today I came across an interesting post by @magicmonk, where he also  presents the TOP 500 steemians by SP. 
https://steemit.com/statistics/@magicmonk/2019-01-07-steemit-sp-ranking

What catches my eye, was that many whales have exactly the same effective and "own" SP. So what? **Holding 1 or 2 mln SP, and do not delegate?** Nor giving  any other use to this huge SP?
I checked deeper several of those whale accounts, and soon noticed that they not only stay away from delegation, they do not post,  do not upvote, do not follow anyone. Naturally, they do not hold any delegations from other either. They just sleeping, keeping dormant. 

![dormantwhales3.jpg](https://ipfs.busy.org/ipfs/QmXsMdGe8RfPWfNnfit2pwA6sjJDo2Etn1usP3p5NcYLc7)

One moment I even thought perhaps some of those accounts been lost. But hey, do we still have that unique possibility here to recover lost account?
After some more digging, I've  put my data in excel, trying to compare, who they are, and why it is such a behavior.   
Very soon I discovered that they have a lot in common. Most of them are created at the very beginning of steemit, in March 2016. With fancy two or three digit ID's  :)
Mots of them never post, never comment, never vote, nor follow anybody.  They just SLEEP. Well, the good thing is - they even do not power down . They just ...DO NOTHING. Is this not strange? To me, honestly, it was.

Here is my collected data in one table. The top rich whales, who just do not care at all about SP delegations.

![image.png](https://ipfs.busy.org/ipfs/QmXEH94vNjSAFAuYAUM3yxosXPeAnGX66GKys9QGv4fyRi)

I put @ned and @dan at the very end just for comparison, as I hear so often now @ned been blamed for his power-downs. As you see, not all whales power-down. Imagine how the price could drop, if they all start selling.

As picture maybe is not always the best format for copy or share, I also put the same data in two small HTML tables.  Maybe it can be of some use to somebody.

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                @databass
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                1,741,875
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                @jamesc
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                @michael-b
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                1,534,935
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                1,534,935
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                2016-03-31
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                493
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                No
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                32
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            <td align="left" valign="middle">
                @proskynneo
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            <td align="right" valign="middle">
                937,370
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            <td align="right" valign="middle">
                1,046,859
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                2016-03-30
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                464
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            <td align="center" valign="middle">
                No
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                34
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                @val-b
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                819,807
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                819,807
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                2016-03-31
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                495
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                @batel
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                652,150
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                652,150
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                @bob
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                @alvaro
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                367
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                No
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                90
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                @fminerten
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                263,571
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                263,571
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                2016-03-24
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                115
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            <td align="center" valign="middle">
                No
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                82
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                @ned
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                288,596
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                2016-03-31
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                497
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                YES
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                ??
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                @dan
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                29,278
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                29,277
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                2016-03-31
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            <td align="center" valign="middle">
                496
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            <td align="center" valign="middle">
                YES
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******
And the second part now:
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                @jamesc
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                9
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                @michael-b
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                0
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                @proskynneo
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                6
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                @val-b
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                0
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                10
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                42
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                @batel
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                0
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                0
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                50
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                @bob
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                0
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                0
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                0
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                0
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                @alvaro
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                0
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                0
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                0
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                @fminerten
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                0
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                1
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                @ned
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BTW, if you some free time, it may be interesting to go and check their wallet section on steemit.com. To see how some voting bot holders, and even witnesses are poking some of these whales.   
<br>
 ***(hey, wake up, do something, gain rewards, delegate, invest ! )***

I found it quite entertaining and funny.

I wonder what others think of all this. Is this bad for our ecosystem?
Or we should be happy about such creatures in our community?

@onealfa
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@partiko ·
Thank you so much for participating the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!
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@riseofth · (edited)
They are probably Steem co-founders and developers, pseudo Steemit accounts. They are not investors with almost high certainty. Why are not they powering down like @dan or @ned, **most probably these are Steemit Inc's pseudo accounts and STINC is selling, moving and rearranging with other big accounts such as @Steemit2, @alpha etc.**

The big investors, from my own observation, who bought Steem are @ranchorolexo aka @haejin, @trafalgar, @theycallmedan, @fyrstikken, @adsactly, @livingfree, @slowwalker, 	@ngc aka @berniesanders, @donkeypong,  @steemmonsters	(all have 400K or above number of SP).

It is shame that we did not have large number of big investors who have bought Steem from the open market. More ironically, if it was ICO, then will have large number of investors than current numbers.

**However, there are 50M steems in exchanges, most probably 80-90% are bought for investing and trading purpose.**
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