Get To Know Why Compounding Is Super Powerful

Rikkei Finance
4 min readAug 11, 2022


Compound interest is an effective method if you are saving money as it could help your balance grow faster!

What is Compound Interest?

Compounding is a digital asset multiplying itself, which allows investors to earn income on their income. Income payments increase each year because the amount upon which the payments are based also increases each year. In other words, compound interest is when you earn interest on top of the interest you have already earned on the principal amount of money.

Compound interest makes your cryptocurrency grow much faster because interest is calculated on the accumulated interest over time as well as on your original principal. Compounding can generate the snowball effect because the original investments plus the income earned from those investments grow together.

For example, if you started with $1,000 and earned 10% interest in one year, you would have $1,100 after one year. If you earned 10% on that $1,100 over the course of another year, you would end up with $1,210.

How does Compound Interest work?

According to Investopedia, compound interest rate is calculated by multiplying the initial principal amount by one plus the annual interest rate raised to the number of compound periods minus one. The total initial amount of the loan is then subtracted from the resulting value.

In the crypto world, compound interest is a so-called “interest on interest”, where many traders use such a technique on a regular basis. They claim rewards for staking tokens once in a while and reinvest them to staking, thus increasing the amount of staked coins and their future rewards. By doing this, they can create compound interest on cryptocurrency that they own.

Key variables involved in compound interest

  • Interest: This is the interest you earned or are charged. The higher the interest rate is, the more money you’ll earn or owe.
  • Starting principal: The amount of money that you started with; the amount of loan you took out. The amount that compounding adds up over time is all based on the initial amount you borrow or deposit.
  • Frequency of compounding: The pace at which interest is compounded — daily, monthly, or annually — determines how rapidly a balance grows.
  • Duration: How long do you anticipate owning an account or paying off a loan?
  • Deposits and withdrawals: Do you anticipate making regular deposits into your account?

Difference between simple and compound interest

Simple interest rate is the interest only computed based on the principal balance, while compound interest is calculated based on both the principal amount and any interest you have already earned.

Suppose you would like to stake 10,000 RIFI. Over the first period, you get 7% interest, which is 700 RIFI, so you add them to the initially staked amount. Now, your stake is 10,700 RIFI. As the second period comes to an end, you get 10% interest to this sum, which is 1,070 RIFI. You again reinvest those adding to your stake. If your third period brings you with 6% interest, you could earn approximately 706 RIFI, leading to the overall amount of 12,476 RIFI earned.

What determines how much compound interest rate you can earn?

  • The rate of return (or profit) on your investment: For example, when you make an investment, this would be the annual percentage yield (APY).
  • Time: The more time you give your money to build upon itself, the more it compounds.
  • Tax rate, and when you have to pay taxes on your interest: You will end up with far more money if you do not have to pay taxes at all, or at least not until the end of the compounding period rather than at the end of each year.

Strategy for compounding

To make the most use of compounding, the first strategy can be used is to invest early. This means that the longer you invest your digital assets, the more time it has to grow. When it comes to compounding returns, time is an advantage. The second strategy is to contribute regularly, meaning that you need to start and stay consistent. No matter how much you invest, alway remind yourself that even small contributions made each month will grow. You can make adjustments and increase your contributions when your financial situation changes through each stage of life. Last but not least, do not take money out. Because your savings grow and earn compound returns, the gains made through compounding will also help enhance your wealth.


Compounding is by far the most critical element that impacts long-term returns. Compound and compounding interest can supercharge your savings and retirement potential. Successful compounding enables you to utilize less of your money to accomplish your goals. Because of compounding, “the best time to start investing was yesterday and the next best time to start investing is today.”

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Disclaimer: The information herein is for educational purposes only and should not be considered financial, investment, or trading advice. Please conduct your own research and due diligence before making investment decisions. You understand that you are using the Information provided at your own risk.



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