You hunt for oort and sell it to someone for coin, that is one of the ways to get more coin.
There is already plenty of coin in the system so the amount of coin floating around isn’t the issue. There are 2 main issues.
The first issue is the difficulty in finding the baskets that have the coin in it to sell to it. It seems like everyone has a shop with a mix of baskets that have what you are looking for at a decent price, baskets with no coin and baskets with abysmally low prices. Sorting through all of these is a pain, and until you can find some consistently good ones, makes it seem like its not a viable way to acquire coin. Boundlesstrade.net goes a long way in helping with this but it has its own issues wich stop it from being more than a stopgap solution. An in game way to filter and view all the shop stands and prices in the region/planet/universe would go a long way in helping with the economy. You can spend hours with a stack of stuff to sell trying to find somewhere decent to sell it so this would be a great change.
The second issue revolves around players’ unwillingness to spend the coin they’ve got. It is definitely exacerbated by the first issue but it is also cause by things like warps and guild buffs having no alternative payment method by some kind of gatherable resource. For either of these you will want to hold on to a stock of coin large enough to cover any costs in the forseeable future. Without a good way to find shops to make more coin its much easier to feel insecure about the future and hoard the coin you have “just in case” leading to the situation we are in where it seems lile everyone has the desire to amass a large amount of wealth. The problem with this is that without those players spending coin the economy suffers and it feels like there is not enough coin in the system and that we need more ways to generate new coin. I think the addition of an alternative to coin for guild buffs and warps could help free players from the desire to hoard their coins as there would be alternatives. Even if you end up dumping your coin into buying the alternative fuel from someone that money is getting injected back into the economy onstead of stagnating.
I do like the idea of more in depth daily or weekly challenges, but mostly from the perspective that it would be fun and not as a needed source of coin.