Thanks for the positive feedback.
It will take a while to reach 500 dollars, but i get your point. Hopefully its not hard-coded, but i have a feeling its not. This is why we have the proposal system. Moving to proof of stake instead of proof of work may help down the line. I think we will have masternodes at low cost which will encourage this transition. Combining smartrewards with staking is a strong incentive. I am looking to encourage people into the SmartCash platform right now and right now it is virtually no fees.
The whole point of our proposal system is to keep SmartCash sustainable. My whole point in linking my proposal about atomic swaps is to hint that if you do some research and come up with an idea that makes it more sustainable, people could vote on it and you could assuage your fears. Fears good, it can motivate you to do something about it.