~12,000 NBT value of tier 4 buy side support value in tier 4 was just brought to tier 1 leaving a little less than 70,000 in tier 4 buy side support and payment of contributors. Though they are usually paid in NuBits, they usually sell right away, which means they are functionally paid out of buy side liquidity. I would like to see more there. There are three ways this can be accomplished:
Raise park rates
Sell and distribute additional NSR
New demand for NuBits. This may occur as people purchase NBT to participate in liquidity operations or as trading volume picks back up to what it was before our recent exchange closures and defaults.
I will be posting in the NSR auction thread shortly regarding possibility #2.
Edit: I would also like to move tier 4 liquidity to multisig addresses soon, although it isn’t my top priority right now.
There are currently 54528.2098 NBT parked.
152k NBT on the sell side and 73k NBT on the buy side.
Should we increase significantly the parking rates?
I am voting for 5% currently but shareholders are voting for 2.5% in general.
With the buy wall at 11,000 and the sell wall at 61,000 I’m quite surprised to see rates being dropped over the last 24 hours. It is clear to me the costs and risks of lowering rates are at least 100 times greater than the risks and costs of raising rates right now. I can’t see why there is any controversy in the matter.
I have around 50,000 in funds besides NuBits, and that is just enough to meet my obligations to contributors over the next month. So I won’t be offering any of that for liquidity.
The NuLagoon has some buy side liquidity that does not display in the client, but my guess is that it isn’t very much. @KTm may also have some, but again I don’t think it is much.
When the percent of buy side liquidity drops below some threshold, which could be argued to be between 25% and 40%, shareholders should always vote for higher rates, in the absence of any clear indication that the liquidity figures are wrong.
If rates remain being offered for any significant period of time, it is a sign that NSR should be sold and NuBits burned.
Edit: right now, rates are only being offered for 3 months. A protocol flaw that is on our roadmap to fix makes it so that when rates are offered for a single duration rates will only be offered for that exact block duration. So right now, our rates are 2.5% for 131072 blocks, but 0% for all other block durations. The parking UI doesn’t allow for a precise block duration selection, so shareholders should never vote for a single duration. You must vote for at least two adjacent durations to offer interest rates that are functionally above 0%.
Even if park rates have been raised to 1.3% for 10 and 20 days, 2.3% for 1.5m and 4.5% for 3m, it seems the totally parked quantity has not increased yet, over the last 24 days.
I feel shareholders should vote for higher short term rates in order to incentivize nubits holders to park immediately.
Note that voting for much higher rates doesn’t make the rates increase faster. The reason is we use median and not average. So voting for your target rate is enough to make the rates grow at its maximum speed.
Also note that there’s a maximum increase of 1% per day on each duration. For example on 3 months the current rate is 4.5% but the current result of the vote is actually 8%. So if if everybody keeps his vote as is, the rate will be at least 8% in 4 days.
Not sure it’s easy, but you can use the (very verbose) getparkvotes RPC on the NBT wallet. It will display the details of the votes on each duration. The median rate is the first rate for which the accumulated age percentage is above 50.