Great to see the SR discussion coming out in the open and not only in SR back-channels. As I wrote on twitter the other day, I am by the conviction that “A scenario where Tronfoundation has enough SR positions to securely stabilize the network long-term, while allowing reliable community SRs, exchanges & other entities voted in by the community & Tron Foundation itself is in the best interest of the TRON blockchain as a whole.”
In order to have a competitive network in terms of speed, scalability and new technological adoption, the Tron blockchain needs to be able to upgrade itself swiftly, easily and with consensus between the Tron Foundation and its community SRs. However, having so many SRs owned by or affiliated with the Tron Foundation might perhaps stabilize the operational requirements of the blockchain in the short term, but it works against what Tron is trying to achieve in the long term (that is to “Decentralize The Web”) and further erodes Tron’s reputation in the wider crypto sphere as its widely perceived as centralized with so many nodes directly controlled by TF.
I am all for having an initial hands-on approach by the Tron Foundation to ensure the public chain grows, improves, is stable & reliable - but this can also be achieved by empowering community SRs who have proven to run reliable nodes, have high block productivity, timely upgrades their nodes and develop interesting projects/products/services on Tron (outside the gambling industry) that contribute positively to the Tron ecosystem as a whole. There are amazing community SRs who serve different purposes and build promising products for the Tron ecosystem, such as:
TronWalletMe - Multi-chain Crypto Wallet
BitGuild - Building & maintains TronTrade, excellent Tron DEX
BeatzCoin - Building & develops VibraVid, free music & video content platform
CryptoChain - Sobreira is probably one of the top blockchain builders out there
Intergalactic Gaming - Building IGGalaxy, esports platform
TronSociety - Educating Tron users
Sesameseed - Staking platform, mutli-chain
The Tron Foundation has a great opportunity to work closely with these & other community SRs and support them in a more profound way - these are SRs who have shown patience and persistence in contributing to the Tron ecosystem as a whole, while developing their unique products, often with very little funding and minimal or non-existent support from TF. Doing this would not only serve to grow the Tron network and make it more competative & stronger, but also make it more decentralized, global and appealing in the eyes of the wider crypto sphere.
Would love to hear your thoughts and input.