Hello, I am an ICONist from Korea here.
Before start, I have to say English is not my mother tongue and still it is difficult for me to write down in English. But I know only English posts are recognized by ICONists and not many read postings written in Korean, no influence at all.
I remember the BLOCKMOVE vote buying incident that happened about one year ago. To my eyes, it seemed like a business deal with partners but Min Kim and many his followers insisted that it is a vote buying action and it is ILLEGAL that should be banned. After his tweet, blockmove dropped like a hell and never came back.
And last week, from Korean Kakao ICON community, I saw a message saying that a new P-Rep “SesameSeed” is suggesting a token called “SEED” for the ICONists who voted for SesameSeed team. And I checked with SesameSeed’s announcements and all, and figured that this is like the definition of “VOTE BUYING”.
Why Min Kim is not blaming SesameSeed as an illegal player? Because the market situation has changed? From what I know, another P-Rep STAYGE, WEBLOC, and VELIC also have their own tokens. Is it OK for other teams also giving out rewards for getting more votes? SesameSeed is about DeFi project, so that’s ok because ICON needs Defi project? What is the ground rule here? Illegal Vote buying is OKEY when one P-Rep is necessary for ICON? Min Kim strictly said vote buying is illegal and now I do not see any comments about this issue from him.
I am requesting Min Kim and ICON team and all ICONists to call SesameSeed’s action as VOTE BUYING just like they did one year ago. If else, All ICONists who do not vote for SesameSeed are stupid idiots who are losing opportunity obtaining more profits out of their action. If the story goes like this, oh please stop saying this network is decentralized and based on democracy. Only the projects and P-Reps Min Kim and ICON team say ok will survive, this is monarchy led by Min Kim.
ICON team and Min Kim has been the police of ICON network so far. I expect them not to say this is on the hands of community - they said the opposite when the same situation happened one year ago. IF Min Kim and ICON team say this is on the hands of the community, all P-Reps should suggest rewards for getting more votes, and all ICONists would require P-Reps to give something for their votes.
Maybe some expressions are rough and offensive, but I believe ALL ICONists would understand how serious this issue is. I have been believing in ICON but now my faith is shaking so badly. I hope all ICONists stand by my side and have the same oppinion as the problem here is super obvious.
Thanks for reading.