Hi @Meredith! Moving is draining. I hope you can soon kick back, relax and enjoy your new place!
There are questions regarding VSS and I have not counted any that people have emailed me about, in my preliminary count of interest in pledging VIP to the MMM Mint project.
It is possible that the 876,000 VIP requirement is an initial threshold to open a Mint and not necessarily an ongoing thing, but I don't know for sure.
Hi @KinToAllBeings! I will give my opinions to your questions.
I don't think businesses that use the services of VIVA Mints require a Viva mandated minimum amount of Viva or other capital. These businesses will attempt to use Mints for some financial services and it will be up to the Mints to decide what to offer the businesses that they transact with.
I don't think VSS is required to run a business. I don't even think it is required to run a Mint, but it has certain advantages over other hosting options. A business has many hosting options if they need to operate a website, and they should consider VSS along with others such as GoDaddy, Google cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.
I'm not sure if 1 Crown is required to run a Viva related business, although it may be the case. I know a Crown is required to run a Mint.
You are not alone in having many questions! This is a new and comprehensive system which really has lots of facets. We're lucky to have such a nice group of people involved in Viva who try to share what they know. Together, we'll work out the details and build something great!