I’m sure some shareholders made money during the buybacks. Some a lot more than others. But I wonder the sentiment of buy backs now that one has occurred. As that is the only thing that makes NSR valuable now, do people think that is still the best option, I wonder.
Even though I do the mental jujitsu to own NSR, I do not have high hopes of a share buyback any time soon. It’s not even my reason for wanting to own it. I pretty much disagree with the entire post-launch changes shareholders have implemented, and I sold NSR because of this only until it was cheap enough in my opinion. I struggled with owning something that was making bad decisions.
Nu needs to end the relationship between routine peg maintenance and NSR. NSR shouldn’t be subject to regular inflation to pay the day to day bills. Furthermore, it certainly shouldn’t be the only revenue source that you can actually count on (for now).
NSR should be special, predictable in supply, and have clear benefits to owning. I don’t even know how you would market NSR to the layperson today, so people won’t want to hold it and NSR ownership will become more centralized. We have no clue how much NSR Phoenix will ask for next month. It could be 200 million shares for all we know. Times where the peg has failed would be my only exception, which I said back when we made the switch to share buybacks.
The reason NSR price is so close to 0 is because shareholders (I’m looking at you, @Phoenix) have made themselves into a whipping post to ease the pain caused by a complicated model. There is no doubt in my mind that this is part of the plan, though. TPTB allowed the attack vector to exploit it, seems like a very plausible theory to me.
It was so easy to print NBT, sell them, and buy them back for $1, like the white paper said. We quickly gave up on making fiat/NBT pairs the priority for liquidity and moved into a dangerous volatile asset hedging business and squandered our entire market capitalization.
If my idea caused that outcome, I would be ashamed to show my face around here, too.