Hello community !
After 20% reward were removed to liquidity providers on compound.
In an attempt to reward less farmers, and more the usage.
I would like to hear about your feedback and to implement a reward for the early users of Compound protocol, pre comp distribution.
It would reward the usage, more than the farming, and reward these who sticked to bring their funds to the new protocol which was compound since 2018 for a 1% apy often when centralized platforms were offering much higher incentive in term of supply apy, more than the farmers who would go and leave to a new place when apy decrease.
I am not necessary for “cutting” the farmers further to the previous proposal which was taken, but for redirecting the 20% that was removed to them to pre comp distribution Users for a given period which could last one year.
We should find what is technically possible to bring a reward to early users, if these 20% are not currently accessible, we might find an other way ! listening to your ideas
By looking at other most used protocols, we can see they almost all rewarded their early users pre governance token distribution with a share of these.
Uniswap : Near 150 millions of uni supply went to pre uni community users,(close to total supply at launch), in a year, september 2021, there will be around 400 millions UNI, so thats almost like whole year of Uni distribution given at launch to early users, thus I wouldn’t find disproportionned to redirect the 20% that was taken of the Lps, rewarding more the farming, to the community, pre comp, rewarding the actual “usage”, and for a given period which could equal one year.
Uni has gotten a lot of credit for retroactive token distribution, and other protocols which made the mistake not to process like it are currently starting a retroactive correction (see RARI governance token)
Crv, and many other protocols also thought about their early users when releasing their token, that’s why I think Comp is also able and should think to reward proportionally their early adopters, pre comp distribution !
For those telling me noone will wanna do the “data search work” : we could use the same process as on proposal 022 : https://twitter.com/compoundfinance/status/1305239284547346432?s=20
and call withdraw from the csai reserves for 5k worth or what is needed as a bounty for the so called “paperwork” to reward the pre comp users community. We could thus afford to obtain all the necessary data for the fair pre comp reward calculations. (Which I cannot do myself as I am not a coder, but I’m sure we can do it, as most of other protocols succeeded, uniswap even went to reward their v1 protocol users !)
We could use some datas that reward users accruing of their volume or supplying/borrowing throught the years 2018-2019-2020 pre comp distribution, possibly proportional to the interest received/paid (same system as now),an idea would also be to proceed as uniswap and to weight higher the older the liquidity providers provided its liquidity, and I am sure we can find out what is the most fair and best technical way to do it!
Retroactive incentive has been proven to be a clear path to decentralization, and I think it’s the right moment to bring a correction in the way comp launch was organised and not to forget early adopters.
In my opinion, early network participants of compound should be treated as a gem who participated in the protocol, not for the reward (comp token did not exist and noone expected an airdrop) and every network participant should be a stakeholder.
Listening to your feedback and hoping we could implement that soon if the community agrees !
Thank you for your time