I think the reality is showing anything but — Sesameseed are not soaking up all available votes and if you’ve looked at their $SEED token reward, it’s actually a flat rate of less than $150 per day amongst all stakers which actually means any additional incentive to vote for them quickly disappears as they climb the rankings.
Time may tell a different story, but so far, the only evidence available is that they are adding to the economy. “Major negative” is a dramatic overstatement of any perceived downside here.
I bought my first ever ICX because of UniFi’s involvement, and it’s because of them that I have any idea what ICON is or what it does. I intend to provide liquidity once it’s available.
For # of votes to really be a problem, there would need to be a contentious issue on which to vote. In the absence of any such context, vote buying is a sort of ‘academic problem’, in that it may potentially cause issues later if and only if there is a 50:50 issue that gets decided by someone with incentivised votes. Only then can I foresee it being a problem in any shape or form.
If my being here is a major negative in your eyes, then I’m offended. Blockchains are networks and they benefit from additional use and users. I’m not even staking my ICX — I am here for the other features that Sesameseed are bringing to the chain.