Why isn’t this a thing? It would bring free extra volume to aave, be more in line with the crypto ethos, and redirect the discussion on this board to actually improving the base functionality of the platform instead of mostly being “pls list x token next”.
As an example of how these two approaches differ, Uniswap (permissionless listing dex) vs Kyber (permissioned listing dex). Just 9 months ago they had similar volume. Now, Uniswap is about 400x the daily volume of Kyber.
As for regulations, this would also decentralize power from the team, which would make aave less of a potential security if the cftc’s Tabert is to be believed “The more decentralized it becomes over time and the more that it effectively runs itself, the more likely it is it’s going to fall within the commodity category and not the securities“