Permissioned resource coins
The problem with resource coins
Resource coins like Storj and Filecoin are systems that let anyone contribute their spare computational resources in exchange for payment. By using Storj, a person can lease out their extra hard drive space to other people and receive Storjcoins in return (a kind of special “utility token” in quotes…) The idea is very cool, but functionally it has problems.
The most significant problem, in my opinion, is the way in which these systems are designed to let anyone sell resources on an open market. At first impression, this might sound like an excellent property to have for a decentralized network, but in this particular context, it means that anyone can sell resources even if there is no little demand for it.
In a cryptoeconomic system, this property is highly undesirable as an unregulated supply of storage space will cause wild fluctuations in the price
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