Storing data in the Tezos blockchain costs tez, which is burned. Does the reverse direction work in reverse?
In other words, if I free storage (delete bytes), will I get freshly-minted tez?
IIUC, Ethereum does credit ETH when storage is freed, and various Ethereans have used this mechanism to hedge against future increases in gas / storage costs. It seems like a rather clever hedging mechanism that would be fun to play with on Tezos, if it exists.