Recently there have been a lot of discussions regarding the transaction fee on peercointalk.org and in the greater cryptocommunity at large. Of course, this is due to the recent spamming of the bitcoin network.
We here at Nu are about to do something extraordinarily innovative: we are about to implement a solution to a network problem that bitcoin is having that is intrinsically dependent upon conscious shareholder consensus. At the same time, this is not the first time we have done this; we performed the same momentous task when we fixed the volatility problem of bitcoin.
This measure is powerful, and a wonderful implementation of a catch-all for ddos-type situations. However, in my opinion, it is by no means the most graceful solution. A spammer can hijack the fees by forcing the network to respond in a particular way via manipulation. If they want to send something, they can just stop spamming, and keep spamming at all other times to keep the fee high, depending on the nature and motivation for their attack.
Basically, all I’m trying to say is that I urge the community to seriously consider implementing automation of the variable fees following peercoin, if that is where the discussions end up. We could always vote for an additional fee for nubits, or a volume-dependent fee, on top of the default variable fee if peercoin or bitcoin implements a graceful and thorough fix. The fix should be applied to both NSR and NBT fees, scaling any fee by 100x for NSR.