Some quick thoughts on Fei and the current situation:
First, it should not have launched as it did. I voiced that on launch day. The more critical/high security bugs they had, the more likely there were undiscovered ones. There has already been 1, plus unintended reweights. But we’re here now and must find a way to move forward.
The unintended reweights last night allowed some users to exit @ or near peg, which significantly increased the collateral ratio from 1.3->1.5. The good: the protocol is overcollateralized. This means that every $FEI owned by users could be redeemed for $1 of ETH.
The bad things: the burn/mint incentives and reweights are disabled, the market price is ~$0.78, and they still control about $1b.
With each passing minute there’s a chance that there’s another critical bug that could make this far worse (ie, drained/bricked).
There should be a sense of urgency here to reduce risk and not drag this out significantly.
If ETH moves down fast, things could get very ugly. If ETH goes up, no one is really happy since they invested ETH in the first place – this is a no-win situation unfortunately.
My suggestion is to remove the liquidity from FEI/ETH and offer a redemption window. Every FEI not owned by the protocol/team can be redeemed for [$0.95, $1] of ETH by users. This reduces overall risk massively, allows users who add no value and don’t want to a graceful exit.
I want to note that this suggestion is what I think will happen if the team implements the protocol as described – people will exit near the peg after reweights until there is no one left that wants to exit. My solution allows this to be done in a clean, transparent, fair, risk-minimized way. This is much safer from a technical perspective, and IMO the best way to avoid a total disaster (ie, most people will get the vast majority of their principle back, if they want it).
The team can proceed with a much stronger community, a healthy/overcollateralized protocol, albeit with lower PCV, and iterate on the project to realize its vision. Proving it with smaller amount of money, and if it works, it will grow again. Hopefully some concessions can be made out of the DAO to TRIBE holders and pre-swappers, and people holding TRIBE will have upside if the protocol is able to maintain the peg and grow sustainably (which is what was intended).
I am open to suggestions and look forward to feedback here.