Wait for the DAO to decide on the updated model for the protocol, than build the V3 vortex and only then convert to vBNT and burn
Burn the BNT directly now
While there are other things that can be done, at this stage, in my personal opinion, we should do nothing that would potentially result in these being sold. This would undermine the the recovery plan and the original reason these BNT were collected.
To add here, these BNT tokens that are sitting have already being bought from the market. This means that TKNs have already been swapped for this BNT and the last leg of swapping for vBNT to burn has not happened yet due to the vortex not being implemented in Bancor 3 yet.
Agree that a burn needs to be scheduled. Good question on what should be evaluated. Hard to differentiate the net effect of this burn since the supply recapture has already had a market effect (in theory). Potentially the effect of advertising a large burn as @ZenoBNT suggested? Could achieve some degree of additional benefit from trading bots programmed to seek “burn” or some derivation, but to be honest not in my wheelhouse, just throwing the idea out there. But to take a stab at your last question, a success in this regard could be increased market attention on the Vortex mechanism on the supply and advertising more clearly how its at 90% right now.
It is my belief - in life generally - that a bad plan which is fully supported by the whole group will have a better effect than a good plan which is not fully supported by the whole group, but no one can ever truly know what is or isn’t a good plan - so the key factor is community consensus and support.
At this point, I am quite comfortable with just about any strategy that involves some form of experimentation with regards to the burner. Right now I think that we should start promoting a massive 200k BNT burn (current B3 reserves) and set a date for the day of the burn (I don’t know the timeframe, but 6 to 8 weeks to get the word out about the burn date seems reasonable to me). After that we can see how the market reacts.
As for the vortex: in principal the vortex should be burning vBNT. We should be leveraging the burner to maximize the efficiency of the capital we have. This all being said: it seems as though the burner, operating currently at 90%, is already making strong gains.
Lastly, I don’t what the best path forward is: I personally think that the vortex (once built) should burn vBNT (with leverage) and the BNT reserves we have should be burned after advertising the burn, but more importantly I think whatever we do must have the support of the community.
The Bancor Twitter should talk about it, the telegram should have a message pinned about, twitter spaces should be held, a hashtag, a promotion: all of it.
Bancor has consistently blundered on messaging and no matter how good the plan; it needs to be signaled to the Bancor community and the greater crypto community.