Agreed, printing more BNT is the opposite of what the project should be doing, and especially for projects that don’t bring any considerable volume. It’s just too counterproductive to issue nearly $90,000 of BNT for $12 of weekly fees, would take way too long for BBS vortex volume to burn that issuance.
Also agree that it feels like a conflict of interest. At the very least it’s a bad look during a time when protocol should be avoiding any bad publicity.
Any project can propose to the Bancor DAO to have their proposal voted in vBNT holders. Ultimately, Bancor is a protocol that is DAO control and every vBNT holders has to weigh the pros and cons of each proposal when making their decision.
Yes, Eyal is indeed a Founder of both BBS and Bancor and this is certainly no secret - but this aligns our interests, not the opposite.
At the moment, the BBS project is growing and we need more liquidity on-chain. You can easily see this need by looking at the price impact of trade of only 1 ETH.
Nobody understands the importance of liquidity for token projects more than the Bancor DAO.
To the point raised about printing that BNT for a pool that doesn’t generate enormous volume and fees:
We are a smaller project and often volume does come more in spurts than larger projects. I would expect volume to fluctuate.
Bancor is the only place where users can buy BBS on Ethereum. I would have suspected this is a positive thing. For example, during V2.1 many pools where Bancor held the majority of the liquidity were among the most successful. Our preference would be to allow for more liquidity on Ethereum without needing to use an alternative AMM. But of course this decision falls to the Bancor DAO.
This is just a reminder that we were among the first to use External IL protection and the EILP budget remains available.
We hope this proposal passes so we can have additional liquidity for BBS.
In any case, if this passes or not, we are super excited about Carbon
Lastly, if anyone wants to learn more about BBS, our app, messages boards or anything else, please feel to reach out