HNT supply comes from mining with a compatible Hotspot that both mines HNT and creates network coverage for IoT devices. All HNT was mined from genesis, and gets created at a fixed 5M/mo rate.
Data Credits reflect demand based on usage of the network. To create DCs, HNT must be burned from circulation. DCs are non-transferable or resellable, and can only be used for data transmission on the network.
As usage increases, more HNT will burn from circulation, decreasing the inflation rate. Moving forward, we expect more usage of the network driving deflationary pressure, and continually reducing the circulating supply of HNT.
DC Demand Increases
More devices means more DCs
HNT Supply Reduces
HNT is burnt to create Data Credits
Inflation Rate Reduces
Devices add deflationary pressure to HNT