I wonder if our network can become one day really decentralized?
At the moment the core team is running 176 fixed slots and has recently decided to let them run now at least until April 2021:
November 2019 - April 2021 = Approx. 518 days
-> 518 days * (176 Slots * Reward in average 25 PRV * 6 times a day)
Result the core team will generate around 13.675.200 PRV
This would be enough PRV to setup 7814 nodes. So what happens if they do it this way? They would have full control over the network in this case.
Don’t get me wrong I’m enthusiastic about this project because we really need a privacy layer solution for the blockchain industry. But because I really want Incognito to succeed I’m worried about these things. Who can guarantee that this scenario is not happening? Later on it is planned to have a real DAO here, so it would be possible if enough people decide to do so. This could really harm the project massively. Right now it is not to late, to avoid these scenarios completely.
Moreover what is happening right now with the other 500 nodes which the teams are running (from the users provided PRV). The users get 37% on their PRV but what is happening with the rest, which these nodes generate?
Again I do not think negative about the team at all you really do a great job. But this question came up to me and so I wanted to find out if the team already has done something to avoid these things.
This great project has to succeed, we need to establish this great privacy solution before blockchain goes mainstream.