Paying for services came up in the community call yesterday and has been a feature of past forum discussions. When discussing payment, it’s often been taken for granted that payments would be made in the form of UNI tokens.
Without drilling into the details of how Uniswap governance might fund services with US dollar stablecoins, this post is to gauge opinion on whether UNI should be used for payments.
The rationale is simple - refrain from spending tokens today that we expect to increase in value in the future. This will grow the wealth stored in the Uniswap governance treasury and will reserve the distribution of UNI for only the most important activities.
This will also send a strong signal to the rest of the community about the value that governance perceives in the UNI token. Something that could be undermined by arbitrarily spending it on everyday services.