Has anyone considered rewarding zero, or very little, governance tokens for the first XX days of a DeFi project’s operation?
Smart contract risk is perhaps at its highest when a project moves from private testing to live on chain, so why not reduce incentives at this point for safety?
A specific advantage of what I’m suggesting is that by stopping people aping into your project (before it’s battle tested) then it’s likely the battle testers will be loyal/helpful community members. These core contributors will probably be happier in cooperating in finding/fixing bugs.
Perhaps you could call it an open bug bounty period. Reward testing with offering ‘worker tokens’ in payment or as a bounty?
Then after these XX days distribution of governance tokens could begin their distribution schedule.