Obviously yearn must reduce our dependency on CRV and it seems that v2 vaults will help us get there but in the mean time I was thinking about improvements to CRV and I think a big problem is medium term incentives.
CRV has short term incentives (deposit liquidity and immediately start earning fees and CRV) and long term incentives (lock CRV into veCRV (sure you can do it for a week but the average person is locking for 3+ years)). But what medium term choice is there other than selling the CRV you got from taking advantage of short term incentives? This would mainly be people who don’t want to lock into veCRV and probably don’t care about participating in governance.
So I think there should be another incentive structure where you can deposit CRV and earn a yield or boost (not sure how this should be structured - kind of wanted to avoid something that would result in even more CRV inflation) but it doesn’t kick in for a period of time and then slowly grows - you can withdraw at any time but you forfeit your progress. This has a lot in common with veCRV except crucially you can WD. I think the type of person who might do this would prefer to have that flexibility. I think also they don’t care about voting in governance.
Also, totally different topic but someone should create a product where you can lock in certain future CRV prices. I am not sure what platform would be good for this. Maybe Synthetix or UMA? I am a lawyer not a dev unfortunately so don’t have the technical background.