I understand that the 5x multiplier is used to keep the market cap sufficiently higher than the open interest in order to secure against attacks but is the Rep market cap fixed to 5x open interest or can it increase to 6x, 10x, etc if pushed by factors other than an increasing total open interest?
For example, say the popularity of Augur encourages people to want to become reporters, they will need to buy Rep which could push the price of the token higher. This would normally lead to a higher market cap but if the market cap is restricted to 5x open interest (assuming open interest remains the same in this example), the Rep price would not increase?
Is there a negative to having a market cap more than 5 times higher than open interest?
I'm really wondering if the 5x multiplier could potentially limit the Rep token value. Apologies if I'm missing something or this has been answered before.