Scarcity is what drives the value of a coin. The Breeze Privacy Protocol Masternodes require that 250,000 STRAT be locked out of supply for the duration of the Masternode’s operation. This is supply-induced scarcity for STRAT. The Masternodes receive an income which is awarded to the operator. This income creates demand for Masternodes which in turn creates demand-induced scarcity for STRAT itself.