As discussed for the last few weeks, there will be a large number of stakes left from sock puppets and unclaimed stakes.
The unclaimed stakes are likely to be put in a community fund and about 60% of the sock puppet stakes will likely be used to support NEM nodes for the next 3 years.
For the remaining stakes from the sock puppets, the stakes could be put into the community fund or be used to give a NEM 1 oz 999 silver proof bullion coin, minted at the Perth Mint, to every stake holder.
The physical silver coins would help people build a tangible connection to NEM and I would argue that it will make people less likely to dump and leave the NEM community. It is also a radical move that no other crypto has done before and I think we can generate a lot of press doing it.
Finally, giving a NEM silver coin to every nemster (1 stake, 1 coin, excluding dev/marketing/ecosystem stakes) will bring us all together equally, forwarding our movement's goal of creating equality of opportunity.
International, insured shipping will be included with each coin. If, for some reason, a stakeholder cannot or does not want a coin, they will get a NEMsilver asset on the NEM asset exchange, that they can sell to others. Also, if someone has fractional stakes (e.g., 0.3 NEMstake), they will be given 0.3 NEMsilver on the NEM asset exchange.
Distribution will be something like this:
[li]Everyone in the nemesis block will receive an asset on the NEM asset exchange that is redeemable for a NEM silver coin.[/li]
[li]If someone doesn't want the asset or wants anonymity, they can sell the asset or put it through a tumbler.[/li]
[li]When someone wants to redeem for their coin, they just send in the asset, along with an encrypted message containing their address.[/li]
In essence, this is creating a silver-backed, fully fungible digital currency. This is similar to the old US silver certificates, where the holder could redeem them for a silver coin. So here we have an opportunity to launch a bullion-back currency that is parallel to NEM and lives on the NEM asset exchange! A world first!
These are the silver coins: