What are we trying to do with this platform? I’m new, so a sentence or two would help me understand.
Are we simply here to make money, or work collectively to build something with vision, more than which already exists, something worth being part of?
Decentralisation was a key factor in what attracted many here. That said, we’re only here first thanks to the Ava Labs team. So with regards to some peoples concerns around anonymity (which I can appreciate) … imagine if Ava Labs created this and completely stepped away? Then what. Somehow that would seem unnatural to me.
Right now, I hope they are here, doing useful things and planning something great.
But as mentioned, I do appreciate the concerns that some people have, if true decentralisation is what we/you are really trying to achieve.
As far as I can see, proposals need a majority vote before being enacted? Therefore even if Ava Labs members were to be involved here in a dominant fashion, they would only be performing actions we had all voted on first? This seems fair to me.
If Pangolin grows, the team should with it, and you should achieve further decentralisation in representation.
For me decentralisation is still always going to require some level of trust in people. Like we trust the Avalanche community and team to continue to use and improve Avalanche, and like I’m trusting you guys not to sell all of your PNG right now.
Ava Labs and their team are the root, Pangolin just one flower of many budding projects in the Avalanche ec(h)oystem. I don’t think there is a clear answer to satisfy everybody for now, that’s why voting exists.
I do think we need the team at Avalanche (and each other) to keep doing good things, so I would just say be human and remember all of the trust (or was it belief?) that you gave each other (and which enabled you) to come this far.