I’ve tried to address this topic a few times before, but nobody seemed interested.
However, I still feel that the sales of TFT directly by farmers should be stopped. Demand for TFT should be reflected in enhanced exchange rates on the exchanges. Sales of TFT directly by farmers is just totally not transparent. There could be firm offline demand, or tokens could be dumped by farmers… Nothing could be happening in this space. Who knows…
Posts on Telegram seem to indicate activity in the OTC realm however, and purchasing direct from farmers (actually Mazraa which is now also just TF as I understand) is still listed as one of the main purchasing options. And an interesting one as I believe that KYC is not required in practise, while you can just buy with Paypal.
Once upon a time there was a website where we could see these transactions (sort of), but this seems to have disappeared.
Maybe there are very good reasons to continue these OTC sales, but I don’t see them.