Please don’t state your opinion as fact @Icon4Education, just because you are making a lot of noise does not make you correct.
‘The community’ very much supports many different viewpoints, and generalising to suit your agenda is quite transparent. I’ve had plenty of discussions with different ICONists who do not align with your ideas.
A P-Reps role is not to SOLELY support ICON. That’s what centralisation is. We must go beyond that.
Working side by side with ICON on tech optimisation, growth, development and marketing is something that we want, and is something a lot of top P-Reps are doing, but we must do so much more than that for the health and growth of our network.
Collectively P-Reps need to be growing the size of our network and increasing decentralisation. We need to be building dapps, making development tools, providing QA, providing customer/ICONist technical support, hosting meetups, making B2B + B2C connections ourselves, and more. We should all be thinking outside the box. We score very low on the sensorship resistance scale atm. Through P-Rep contributions we’re building an ICON Republic that can survive if South Korea suddenly had a natural disaster and failed to exist.
On the topic of inflation/P-Rep income there are a lot of ICONists who are happy to see TRUSTED P-Reps building development and marketing repositories for launching real world products. Investment leads to growth, austerity leads the opposite way. The fear mongering around rewards being too high has little to no basis whatsoever. Rhizome above covered it perfectly. I do agree that a team like Velic, who doesn’t communicate, or contribute much should have their worth called into question, but targeting other teams who are doing extensive work to grow and secure our ecosystem is disingenuous. Velic too could have some fantastic plans for the network, it’s not fair of me just to presume they are only interested in personal financial gain.
Please don’t take this personally, but you need to take a chill pill. ICON has been working side by side with a lot of the top P-Reps for years. My team as an example talks with ICONLOOP and ICON Foundation staff on a daily/weekly basis. There is not an US vs them problem here. P-Reps do not have the voting power to overrule ICON.