Thanks, so the next question is, if no one can short under these conditions (highest bid lower than feed price), how is additional bitAsset liquidity created in the system? I assume the answer is - it isn't - meaning that the market is deadlocked in a sense. Again I can see why this protection is in place (protect the price of bitAssets), but without significant external demand for bitAssets (ie, people doing real things with them like spending them), the market can stagnate for long periods of time.
Wouldn't it be better if we allowed shorting below the feed price, but within a range (5-10%, say) of the feed price? And if you want to stimulate demand for bitAssets, enforce a higher APY when selling below the feed price.
Having locked-up markets can't be good for anybody, can it?