For a coin that is backed up by real assets, how do we take that into consideration when setting a price? Should the price be driven by the community on the exchanges by offer and demand? any ideas to include in the price the back up valuation?
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If the coin is backed up by real assets, the exchange value of the coin should equal the value of the assets backing the coin, minus the difficulty of getting those assets in exchange for the coin, times the probability that the assets are in truth backing the coin (that is, the issuer is not lying).
If the exchange value of the coin were lower, someone could profit buy buying the cheap coin and demanding the assets that back it. If the exchange value of the coin were significantly higher for a sustained period, someone could profit by buying those same assets elsewhere and selling an equivalent coin (for more than the cost of the assets).