Ideas for increasing Cardano APY

The APY for putting ADA into the system has been significantly below Cardano staking APY basically since launch. Has the team ever thought about utilizing staking or operating a node, either directly or through a service provider?

It just feels like with proof of stake tokens, deposit APY shouldn’t be significantly below the network staking APY because the tokens could always be staked.

With over 19M ADA currently in Venus, it seems like the protocol claiming even 1% (ie blockchain APY is 4%, Venus takes 1% for treasury/operation and distributes the remaining 3% to users) would be enough for it to pay for upkeep once launched.

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