Lets continue on our Drip journey. Today we will look at the risks involved when joining the Drip network. Shall we?
As your initial investment is locked forever, the devs could just run away with all the funding deposited and enjoy the rest of their life. Given the fact that Drip is already operating for over 12 months successfully, I would rate his risk as very unlikely. Rug pulls usually happen at the very beginning of a project, shortly after the tokens are sold, all the investors are full of hope, the price of the token is shooting up and ….. the team with the money in their pocket runs away. As said, very unlikely at this stage of the project in my humble opinion.
Tax pool liquidity
What happens if the whole system runs out of liquidity? Lets remember the Drip whitepaper: All transactions are taxed with a 10% fee. There is even a whale tax applied. Initial investments are locked. So all new buyers add liquidity, all transactions provide liquidity. But never the less, the system has to provide 1% reward on a daily basis. This sums up exponentially. Even if the price chart shows that some momentum is back in Drip, all the transaction fees need to still take care of all the daily rewards. So in my opinion this is the biggest risk in the systems and with the highest likelihood in my opinion.
As per the white paper there is the option, if the tax pool should ever be in the situation where there are not enough Drip tokens available, that new Drip tokens can be minted. This would be then an inflationary measure, the overall Drip volume will be increased, which would lead as to the following risk.
Well, I guess this risk exists with all crypto investments. No matter how many tokens you earn over time, if the price goes down to zero, your investment is also worth zero. How likely is that? Lets have a quick look at the current price start since Drip’s launch:
As you can see, Drip’s all time high was around 160 USD. Currently the price is less then 10 USD. The price went even up from 5 to 10 USD recently. How likely is it nowadays that the price goes to 0? Unfortunately I do also not have a crystal ball as well, and a price drop is again possible. Although I think chances of profiting are at this price level way higher then loosing again. Even if the price falls down in the short term, with the compounding feature one should still earn money if the entered the game at such a low price. So price drop short term is likely, but mid to long term I see this also as unlikely.
Is there any other risk out there which is not listed here? I would appreciate to read your feedback. Lets learn together.
So what can we do to minimize any potential loss? I guess the general rule for all investments applies here too: Invest only money you can afford to loose. Not more. And in addition, to not always re-compound your rewards, but take some profits from time to time as well. At least that much to get your initial investment back. You can use this to start the next project.
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