I would like to open a dialog regarding an alternative option to locking CRV. Many investors have no interest in our governance protocol, and participating in the future of Curve.fi, they are simply here to make money. While this doesn’t necessarily help us in the short term, how could it benefit us in the long term?
Many users have asked where they can earn rewards for “staking” their CRV. While a great option is locking it to boost pool rewards, vote, and earn fees, what if we created one more option that could potentially increase not only liquidity, but facilitate in reducing the amount of selling pressure put on CRV?
I believe one option, would be to allow users to take their LP tokens, from depositing liquidity into any one or several of available pools (USDNcrv, 3CRV, etc) and stake it with CRV in an additional “profit sharing” pool. The rewards would be much lower (3-15%), but would be an alternative to vote locking CRV for those that will most likely will never do so. It could create interest in not only providing liquidity to Curve.fi, but also could lead to market buying of CRV to stake in this pool.
By presenting an alternative option for users to hold and stake CRV, we could see increased traffic on the platform by encouraging LP’s to hold CRV for additional reduced rewards.