Removing rewards should lower inflation. Lowering the inflation on the chain is good for all token holders, and this would be a big selling point.
DeFi has made it clear that high inflation is the killer dapp.
Inflation only devalues the stake of liquid assets that aren't powered up.
For everyone who's powered up they control far more inflation than they lose to dilution.
It is the liquid token holders that inflation is bad for: IE exchanges.
Come up with a reason to have HIVE staked that makes it attractive. RCs aren't going to cut it. As it is right now, 99% of the users don't even need 50 HP to transact as much as they want.
Operative words: As it is right now.
We run this bitch on 56k modem speeds. 22Kb/Sec
The blocks are going to fill up instantly with the smallest level of demand.
When it really comes down to it we don't need to change a damn thing.
This entire problem can be solved with non-consensus solutions.
My idea to fix downvotes and toxic flag-wars is an idea called @witchunt.
This would be a curation bot controlled with a unique reputation system.
Basically it will stop big accounts from going ham and doing whatever the fuck they want.
If whales cast toxic upvotes they will be neutralized until they place nice again.
Christ I need to work on my database more.