Today I was watching the interview of Trace Mayer hosted by the guys of reinvent.money (link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHXfEJD6DUk ). I have noticed something that is scaring me, about the development of Bitcoin and the future of the protocol.
In my past experiences I have noticed how "who has money" can change and vert the goals of a business... or change it totally. When the "board meetings" are happening, I am scared because a wrong decision made by who doesn't know the product or who cares about the profit, may ignore the original intent of the project and ignore the passion. This sometimes is bringing to a big pivot of business. 📈 This is good for ROI usually.
This is hard for "scientific projects"
📺At minute 14:00 this guy was talking exactly like one of those business man. I was reading in his face a fear of loosing money and investments, when he said:
You can have an opinion about the code, but if you don't have actually the financial resources to build it out, then your opinion doesn't mean jack
By listening again the interview, I realised he said interesting things, from a point of view of an investor, but not from the point of view of a developer that is contributing to the open source project without profit... and just passion.
💰Of course everybody is here for profit. 💰 If the decisions are made just by a bunch of persons "with money", then we are just using a decentralised/distributed currency, held, endorsed and totally controlled, by the people who are paying developers to write the code and get profit back.
I would not even feel safe if Satoshi, as anonymous person or group, was here to leave the bitcoin protocol away from any centralised group of people taking decisions "for the good of few". Satoshi was probably not a slave, nor a whore paid to write code, I am not sure about that but I hope so and the fact that he left is now giving me hope.
So who is controlling my bitcoins? How can my voice be respected if the only way to express my self is by changing the version of my bitcon core node? I don't feel safe and I will never feel safe, but Bitcoin is always better than banknotes and credit cards.
The interview is really nice, and I agree with almost everything Trace Mayer is saying... except when he jabbered on firing the bitcoin core developers because apparently Gavin Andresen is not able to raise money for the project.
I don't think that Bitcoin Core Developers are Whores 💁...
but they know how developers are powerful