Recently, there has been some discussion within the Cosmos community about validators who are being paid by the Interchain Foundation (ICF) in terms of delegations and also requesting additional funding from the community pool for their contributions to the ecosystem. This raises questions about the appropriate use of community funds and the transparency of funding sources for validators.
It is important for the community to have a clear understanding of how validators are being compensated and funded for their contributions to the ecosystem. Validators who are already receiving payment from the ICF through delegations should not be requesting additional funding from the community pool, as this could be seen as double-dipping and taking advantage of community resources.
Furthermore, it is important that services funded by the community pool and those funded by the ICF do not overlap and that this information is made public. The community has the right to know how their contributions to the community pool are being used and how the ICF is contributing to the development of the Cosmos Network.
Therefore, there should be a discussion to clarify the funding sources for validators and to establish clear guidelines for how community funds should be allocated. We also call for more transparency around how the ICF is allocating its funds and supporting the development of the Cosmos ecosystem.
1- What is the appropriate use of community funds for validators who are already being paid by the ICF?
2- How can we ensure that services funded by the community pool and those funded by the ICF do not overlap?
3- What are the best practices for ensuring transparency and accountability around funding sources for validators and other ecosystem participants?
Let’s have an open and constructive discussion about these issues and work together to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the Cosmos Network.