From the Q3 Balances and Flow Report it seems that the STORJ token paid to SNOs came exclusively from the operating supply. At the current phase of the project (and current pricing) this can be justified. However, it does beg the question if Storj Labs have any plan to buy back STORJ from the open market to pay SNO and employees before the pre-mine is used up. I think buying back STORJ would create an actual demand for STORJ which is arguably a good thing for STORJ holders and perhaps the company as well.
For comparison, the team of a certain ad-serving project bought almost 3 million USD worth of its token from the open market in just December.
What do you guys think about this and the tokenomics of STORJ in general?