The idea is pretty simple: Allow users to stake $RARI to specific artists. Change the $RARI distribution to be based off of stakes rather than simple buy/sell metrics.
You could create a staking mechanism where each artist on the platform is a potential investment. Users could stake $RARI to an individual artist. In doing so, the “investors” could earn $RARI based off of sales that that artist makes. Buyers would still recieve $RARI based off price but artists could receive a proportional $RARI distribution to the amount of $RARI staked to them. This would address the wash trading issue by essentially requiring a wash trader to stake enough $RARI to themselves to make it profitable to wash trade. It would make it clear that they are the only ones staking to themselves however and make it easier to spot strange behavior. Also, if the person is found to be wash trading, they will receive no $RARI distribution and neither will the people staking to them. Staking $RARI would also lock up tokens leading to a stabilization of the price as well as giving it direct utility with which people can earn from it.
This could be a possible solution to the wash trading issue as well as creating a unique ecosystem where people can invest in artists on the platform to tap into the yield farming potential of the technology. It would allow a way for people to both show support for artists they support while also being able to profit from their success. It would add some game theory to the distribution and could make for an interesting experiment.
I’d be interested to hear other’s thoughts on this as I just came up with it and haven’t honestly looked as to how it could be gamed and ways to prevent it.