- Jul 31, 2015
Agreed. But there's also value in evaluating how much leverage we have as a network for negotiation. Sometimes there can be deal sweeteners that can make a proposal more likely to pass, and where both the network and the contractor business still benefit from the project. The alt36 exclusivity contract is an example where a nice agreement was reached. So even though the expectation will be that the Dash network does pay to accelerate its growth, we should still be conscious for any particular proposal, how much each party stands to gain from the arrangement and if there are any additional provisions that can be added to cultivate a stronger relationship.We're going to have to get used to paying people to do things they are doing for free for other projects. It's not necessarily fair, but it's how the budget system works.
Think about it. Everybody who integrated Bitcoin has done so for free, right? But it's taken EIGHT YEARS for this organic growth to happen. We have two choices. Dash can wait five more years for its ecosystem to mature to the level Bitcoin's is now, getting there organically and without paying for integrations. That is the first option. The second option is to use our unique budget system to pay for integrations and accelerate the growth of our ecosystem, potentially exponentially. What is better, waiting many years for organic growth, or exponential growth using budget funds to incentivize Dash's adoption?
As the OP suggests, Dash integration will probably happen if we don't pass the proposal, but it won't happen nearly as quickly. It won't happen until the OP is convinced that there is enough money to be made to pay for the cost of the integration. He's not asking for a "bribe," he's asking for risk mitigation.
I'm not saying that I'm either for or against this specific proposal, only that we are going to have to become used to paying for things that other projects get for free. It's our ability to pay that accelerates our growth. In the eighteen months the budget system has existed, our monthly budget has grown from $!5,000 to $700,000; I don't believe this is coincidental.