The telltale sign of any crypto scam is when the issuer and its cronies swear that the token will “go to the moon.”
We don’t want to pump $DMC at all. $DMC is intended to be a true, accurate reflection of the market price for decentralized storage.
As in any market, price is a reflection of supply and demand.
If $DMC shoots up really high, that will incentivize a lot of consumers to buy Foggie Maxes and sell decentralized storage. That will naturally cause downward pressure on $DMC.
If $DMC plummets, that will likely stimulate a lot of people/companies to buy decentralized storage.
For example: if you’re a consumer and you can pay Apple $9.99 for 2 TB, or you could pay the Fog (the DMC equivalent of) $4.99 for 10 TB — which would you choose? Likewise, if you’re a corporation and you have really cold, non-mission critical storage in a bunch of S3 buckets. Would you rather store on Amazon on the Enterprise Fog for 1/20th of the price?
Those prices are arbitrary, but at some point or another, the price of decentralized storage becomes pretty compelling. Demand increases. The price of $DMC goes up.
Other crypto companies out there, the price of the token acts as marker for the company’s value. Company’s value goes up; token price goes up; cost of storage goes up. Demand plummets. Not so with $DMC.