Proposal: Burn the coins created by 2 % inflation

Hello everybody,

We are discussing here the governance topics as pioneers of something great. It is us who will charter the way forward. One man once told me, “It is incredibly hard to replace the foundation of a building that has already been built.” .

I think this applies wonderfully right now to Uniswap. The pioneers(us) will bear the brunt of the most crucial decisions; therefore, we should also bear the fruit of our actions.

That is why I think it would be only appropriate to burn the tokens arising from the additional inflation in order to reward the current governors of Uniswap for their participation. The inflation was added in order to onboard more people into the project after 4 years, but I think this can be done wonderfully even without the inflation.

Think about it: the foundation we built, we cherish.

The new users could see the rewards the original Uniswap governors received and be incentivized to foster further proposals which would benefit the ecosystem.

What I do not think is appropriate is to say that the current UNI governors who put in incredible work now should be punished for their contribution.

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You do not demonstrate that a burn will accomplish what you state you intend. You specifically make an analogy that: “It is incredibly hard to replace the foundation of a building that has already been built.” and the built in inflation rate is exactly what will enable Uniswap to grow over time and build not only on the existing foundation, but to build new buildings. I repeatedly see a cry for token burns in the blockchain space, and can find no example where this actually meets any of the stated goals for burning tokens. Advocating an outcome is not the same as achieving a goal and burning tokens is short sighted, not applicable to the problem domain of cryptocurrencies and blockchains, and is an attempt to manipulate the market price at the expense of the fundamental system of Uniswap. I will vote NO against all proposals that perform a token burn.

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I see your point, but I do not see the underlying arguments behind it. I´d argue buy and burn would apply not only short term, but also long term. Given the fact that the burn would happen daily gives off the impression that it is indeed short sighted, but I would argue the exact opposite.

The new buildings you mentioned can be built by old members who are aware of the dillution and not necessarily by new members. I´d argue, in fact, the inflation will be bought up vastly by old members who already are aware of the value Uniswap represents.

Please, go into further detail why you think the burn mechanism would be detrimental as I´d like to see your point of view.

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I’m in favor of the 2% perpetual inflation. The way I see it is, if you stop participating and contributing actively to Uniswap, your UNI ownership percentage should be diluted in favor of newcomers who are willing to contribute.

Ownership without participation is free riding.

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However, nothing stops an actor from buying more UNI and still free ride

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