SPORTS Inflation Changes
Some of you may be wondering where the rest of the features are that were promised in Update SPORTS with Hive Engine Features and I'm here to say that I'm still working to get them sorted out. I have however ran into issues during the upgrade for how things can actually be distributed through the distribution contracts. For that reason I wanted to share this post to give an update on what's been holding me up and to start a conversation on how to move forward.
It turns out you can not fund the DAO with existing SPORTS as I was planning to do with the funds from @sportsprojects. The contract can only issue new SPORTS and not just distribute funds that are already created elsewhere. This makes it impossible to follow the plans exactly as I outlined in the update post.
I also found out the hard way that the distribution contract for our LP rewards does not just automatically get processed as new inflation as I had believed and written about in the update post. When using inflation these funds actually originate from the DAO contract. This means that our DAO inflation pool essentially has to be the size of all non-content based inflation to allow it to distribute out the LP rewards plus any other projects it funds. Unfortunately, using the parameters I outlined in the update post, our one LP rewards pool would absorb everything in the DAO.
Fortunately these are all fairly easy problems to fix. Since the Hive Engine contracts allow for editting the parameters we can just change things around and move forward with the new values. We just need the agreed upon path that we should take forward.
How Do We Proceed?
As I alluded to before this just needs updated values that allow for our new DAO to have enough inflation allocation to provide for the features we want it to be able to do. This just means agreeing on how many tokens should be going out and to what parts of the platform.
I've always believed that the most important value that we keep is a steady inflation value. This ensures that new users aren't given less chance of obtaining value in the ecosystem against established players or that new users don't flood out the voices of the established stakeholders. For that reason I think that we should try to maintain a similar level of roughly 1B tokens per year to be distributed.
In the past this was done through automatic disbursement of roughly 800M SPORTS/year to content creators and curators. We also had various projects that were already primarily funded by @sportsprojects (burn projects, referees, etc) that would run that number higher per year to get us closer to that 1B approx distribution.
The easiest route we could take would be to leave content rewards alone and then increase the DAO funding to 200M/year. This would still allow for 100M/year from the DAO to move towards LP Rewards for SPORTS:SWAP.HIVE and still have 100M/year to fund projects through the DAO. The funds in @sportsprojects would then be burnt since they would be redundent to the DAO and no longer needed.
That would be a fine method of moving forward as we stand but it doesn't work as well if we wanted to have additional LP rewards for other future SPORTS Diesel Pools. Then we'd have to either lower the amount paid to the existing diesel pool or again run out of DAO space between two LP rewards. That's why I think this might be the right time to consider a larger change for the distribution schedule of SPORTS.
Looking at Hive
I think Hive goes to show what a successful project distribution schedule can look like. This makes me want to immitate a lot of those successes to help us grow. Taking that into account if we look at Hive we see it follows the following breakdown:
For anyone unable to see the image above it breaks down as authors take 32.5%, curators 32.5%, HP holders 15%, witnesses 10% and the DHF gets 10%. This allows Hive to still distribute the majority of tokens to content but allows for all of the other projects sufficient funding levels.
What I'd Like To Do
I think Hive's success has proven that it's model is well equiped to lead the chain in the future. For those reasons I would like to immitate that model and move us to an inflation distribution that would look as follows:
- Content - 65% - 650M/year
- DAO - 35% - 350M/year
That would allow us to still distribute 325,000,000 rewards/year to authors and another 325,000,000 of rewards/year to curators for providing the content that drives the ecosystem. The 35% allocated for the DAO would mean we'd have enough to do 100M to LP rewards for both SWAP.HIVE and SWAP.BTC pools while still having more available to allocate to projects as needed. Additionally we'd be burning the rest of @sportsprojects instead of allocating it to any pools in this model.
What Do You Think?
Before presenting a final solution to the tribe I wanted to get an idea for where other stakeholder's minds were. For that reason I figured I'd open up some comments to see where everyone's thoughts were before presenting a final proposal to make whatever change the community seems to think is best.