Hex has a lower inflation rate than Bitcoin did, even after the rate was cut in half twice in its first 10 years. HEX's inflation dropped down to under 3.69% in under a year, where it took Bitcoin over 10 years. HEX stakers are paid inflation to hold the price up, where Bitcoin miners are paid to sell the price down. The miners then hand that money over to foreign mining hardware companies and electricity companies. Electricity companies are often hard on the environment.
HEX stakers earn far, far more interest than the inflation rate. To HEX stakers inflation is a benefit, not a cost. HEX's inflation is also delayed, because it's only paid on ended stakes, and many last 15 years. Since inflation is only paid on coins that have been minted, and coins only mint when a stake is ended, HEX's inflation rate is extremely low.