No, no, no, guys. Let’s distinguish one from the other.
It’s one thing when you have a truly decentralized project, and another thing when you have a company, an office and a director. These are different things.
It’s one thing when you have a truly geographically distributed network, and another thing when you have miners sitting with 10-100 nodes each and working through VPS - these are different things.
It’s one thing when you “say that you have corporate clients,” and another thing when you really have them.
I see that STORJ had a goal to show the growth of the network, so they did not fight with large pools, and allowed them to work through a VPN with IP address substitution, and now they have come to the conclusion that the network has grown too much, and they are changing their strategy.
It’s one thing - if you really want to reduce the amount of payments without compromising the quality of the network - you close the registration for SNO, investigate the registration of 2000 nodes in 1 hour in early January 2023, introduce KYC for SNO, and it’s another thing when you just make the work of small operators unprofitable.
These are all different things, and no one knows what is really on the mind of the company’s management. This is not a DAO, there can be any goal here, starting from selling the company, and ending with robbing a bank and flying into space.
I don’t think STORJ will close. As already mentioned, CHIA won is still alive, but what the company’s management is doing does not compare in any way with the goals and objectives that the project declares. Maybe I’m just used to the DAO, it’s somehow clearer there.
But I would start by fighting pools:
- 1 node - 1 wallet address
- KYC for the operator
- 1 operator - 2 nodes
- In this case, it no longer makes sense to keep the limit for /24 subnets.
- I would introduce mechanisms for identifying pools.
- Would remove the quick disqualification
- I would introduce a minimum file size of 2 MB. So that even if you upload 1 KB, it would be converted to 2 MB, or even more.
But I say again - guys, everything tends to end. And if the company decided to go this way, you won’t sit on their necks.