Hi, I've let my crypto rest a long while and it's nice to see the Decred ecosystem evolving well in the meantime. Exciting times!
I was thinking of **what gets prices up** and what it boils down to is people **setting a taker buy order**, ie an order that matches an already set maker sell order in the market. This drives the price to the upper end of the spread which eventually almost always is what makes the price rise.
What makes people set a taker buy order is two things, first of all they want to buy secondly they won't set a maker buy order because they **have a time limit** or sense of urgency buying.
We all know of fomo as a cause of urgency but this is most often a secondary reaction to already existing taker buy pressure. The same goes with constantly lifting of maker sell orders, it drives price upwards but happens after the momentum is a fact. What controls the unstable crypto market prices and intiates the momentum to go in the hyperbolic upwards direction would be to have a **steady demand of time limited buys**.
I see four ways to create such a demand: **Employment for DCR** forces the employer to acquire DCR before set dates, **Subscription services** with recurring timely payments, **Automated savings** and lastly **Loans** with recurring interest and principal payments.
I believe all of these avenues to create a steady flow of taker buy orders should be explored by the crypto community and Decred and see a special possibility for Decred with regards to loans. Loans are hard to ensure payback of but if the use could be limited to a Decred ticket lock up that is solved and on top that the incentive to take a loan is solved too because it allows you to make money. In fact given a certain deposit you could do **leveraged staking off temporally mismatched loans**. If you deposit one tenth of a ticket price and borrow the rest you could get something like 30% annual return if ticket rewards are shared with the lenders through ongoing interest paymen...
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