Running Platform only on a small portion of the network by raising the collateral to either 4.000 dash (4K HPM) or 10.000 dash (10K HPM) could lead to less decentralization on Dash masternode network (as a number of masternode whales with a lot of masternodes will move to Platform, causing a decline in number of masternodes) and a centralization of HPM nodes on Dash Platform. This centralization on Platform will also play a role if DCG decides in the nearby future that only HPM nodes gets to decide what types of content is allowed on Platform. This could easily lead to just a few masternode whales deciding this (5 masternode whales in case of 10K HPM, even less then 5 masternode whales if this 10K HPM group turns out to be even smaller then mnowatch.org currently projects (138 10K HPM's).
I will await the upcoming extensive FAQ about the viable solutions that DCG is working on, so i have a better picture what solutions to start Dash Platform are likely to hit the network to vote on. So far there has been some conflicting information about security against whales percentage numbers and about possible safety issues that in 7 years of development was never addressed by developers, while they were fully aware of it. So are those really safety issues or are those non-issues ? Hopefully the FAQ will provide an answer.
I just hope that DCG will stop using outdated mnowatch.org estimations on whales and their number of nodes and start using up to date mnowatch.org estimations on whales and their number of nodes.
The numbers that were used by DCG during the HPM presentation (180 nodes for 10K HPM and 450 nodes for 4K HPM) seems to be incorrect / too high .
It seems DCG was using an old mnowatch table, see : https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...low-censorship-of-any-kind.53410/#post-232946
I do think it is important that both Dash current masternode network and the upcoming Dash Platform network stay decentralized and that our governance system is used to measure broad consensus among masternode owners with regards to important topics like how exactly to implement / start Dash Platform.