There are still funds remaining. The original fund was split into the core fund and community fund, which have 50 and 25 BTC remaining respectively. Each has a “council” of signature holders who can approve spending.
Yes. From what I saw the original “team” would’ve been Igno, Yeastplume, Tromp, and maybe Antioch. Yeastplume and Tromp are still here. There are likely some other original contributors who I didn’t notice or remained hidden.
Grin is in a pretty chill state, the scheduled hardforks and proof of work changes of its early years are done. It has seen and survived an inflation attack. Protocol wise PIBD is slowly underway, but it doesn’t change anything functionally about Grin it’s just a more robust syncing method. The most activity is on grin-gui which will put the core node and wallet into a gui app which is cool.
Grin has always eschewed control. There is no formal organization, no singular leader (besides igno), and especially no legal entity. In a way the miners are in control, they control the consensus. In another way the community is in control, we could adopt a fork if we disagree with the miners. Personally, I’m going with whatever Yeastplume and Tromp say as long as they’re here. If they’re both gone or they enter profound disagreement anytime soon, then we have a problem.
Seconded. I wonder if there’s a way to boost the image of the project. Clearly good work is being done, but its hard to notice without looking closely. Grin needs a marketing effort to complement the engineering efforts.
I recommend rooting for Grin to remain healthy internally, which it is, and enjoying the quiet here. Grin was already recognized by the important parties at mainnet launch and it didn’t make the market get it. When they get it they will get it, until then it is ours.
For me, it’s sound like a great victory of Grin.
Binance signed Beam’s death stop probably due to fraud or embezzlement.
While the remnants of BEAM are stripped by the vultures, GRIN will rise from the ashes like the Phoenix.