@kandodo, @TdxTri @Aboeluqmaan
Thanks for asking the question, I don’t doubt quite a few people are thinking it.
I know my writing style can come across as blunt or even harsh at times, so before I reply I want to be clear, I mean no disrespect. It’s a good question, and I want to give a direct and honest answer. Then, in the places where I am intentionally being a bit snarky, I don’t mean the user who asked this question, who was genuine and has offered support and feedback. Those parts are in reply to the readers who are only here to make a few quick bucks.
Anyway, let’s get started.
The concern is based on a few issues:
- A failure of the team to explain the idea coherently (this is on me, I proofread Father’s post and didn’t expand the explanation. If it was written in Russian, we probably wouldn’t have this issue)
- A fundamental misunderstanding of blockchains
- A fundamental misunderstanding of what this project is
- A fundamental misunderstanding of what is “fair”
I will attempt to rectify issue #1 by expaining #s 2-4 below. This, as with all things, is an open conversation, so of course don’t hesitate to push back or ask further questions.
Disclaimer: I’m answering your concern based on my understanding of it, which necessarily includes some assumptions on my part. Please correct/redirect what I get wrong about your intent.
2. What is a blockchain?
I know most of you know what blockchains are. But as with the vast majority of web3 participants/observants, these concerns fail to recognize the true utility of blockchains on a social scale, a utility that has not been achieved yet.
Blockchains are cities. A McDonalds in LA does not detract from the business of a McDonalds in New York, even though there are plenty of McDonalds customers who travel between them.
It seems you’re assessing the project based on other GameFi and DAO models you see in the market. That won’t yield an accurate assessment, because we’re building something that doesn’t exist yet.
As original Martian landowners on the Harmony blockchain, you are future DAO members building this specific community. You are not the congress of the United States. You are the councilmembers of LA. This is your city. You do not own the entire Mars ecosystem, you are participants governing your own locality.
As such, tourism and use will appeal to both residents of the Harmony blockchain, and those who are just visiting but are native to other chains. Your Mars colony which you collectively govern on the Harmony Chain will be guided by your decisions as a DAO, and thus will look very differnet over time from other colonies on other chains.
As for colonizing other blockchains being a cash-grab, I understand your fear. This space (as well as every other market in existence thanks to the cesspool that is late-stage capitalism) is filled with greedy scammers disguised as builders. However, two things to note:
100% of CLNY is dedicated to the project, the distribution of which is explained in the whitepaper. We don’t have a premine that pays the core team a stash. Upon joining the project, I was not given CLNY, nor were any of the others. We do not make money from launching on other blockchains, so the only way for us to make money is to take the risk of buying land, which is exactly the same as you. The only difference between the core team and the community at the moment, while the DAO has not yet been implemented, is that we have the final say on development decisions, and some get paid a salary from the treasury to build, just like the DAO will allocate payment to builders when that gets implemented.
The fear that Harmony will be left behind is more representative of greed than the core team’s decision to colonize other blockchains, since your fear is that your investment will go down or you won’t make as much money, which leads me to issue 3:
3. What is this project?
Mars Colony is GameFi. Profit-seeking is not wrong and your desire as early investors to protect your investment is logical and fine. But at the end of the day, we do not make all decisions based on what will be profitable.
We’re building a Game-DAO-DeFi model that can be replicated to create new localities on any number of blockchains. Each community will look different but will share a DEX and game which links them. Similar to the 50 states in the US, though not governed with such a discriminatory framework.
These “states” will be autonomous and independent, but share some parts of their infrastructure to achieve a more efficient and effective method of cross-chain transportation. For example: Each colony only needs to maintain liquidity for the most popular pair or two of their respective blockchains, and then each colony can trade for non-native assets by trading with the colony on the chain that has liquidity for that asset.
On Harmony, it’s easiest to maintain massive liquidity for CLNY<>ONE. Instead of asking Harmony colonists to also supply liquidity for ETH that has been wrapped on Harmony, we’ll use CLNY from the Harmony colony to trade against ETH in a pair on the (still-unfounded) Ethereum colony.
Economically, this is more efficient, more sustainable, and thus better for everyone.
And that’s just the beginning. The “Fi” part of the Game-DAO-Fi is what we’re building first, but it’s just the foundation for a game.
In order to allow everyone, no matter their native blockchain, equal access to Mars Colony, the cross-chain colonization model is essential.
I couldn’t care less about the profitability of it. That said, when you make good things that people want with a desire to make people happy, it’s profitable (according the free-market ideology I assume you hold, anyway).
If you don’t think it will be profitable, sell now. There’s no shame in that, quite the opposite actually. Investing is a vote of support in the ideology of a project. This is our ideology, and if you don’t support it, I don’t want you to compromise your values. That said, we won’t be compromising our values in the name of profit. (This is one of those sections not aimed at the person who posted the question)
4. What is fair?
This probably will come across harshly, but know that I’m not saying you’re wrong to be concerned about what’s fair. Your heart is in the right place, but you’re forgetting that not everyone is you.
Initial supporters matter, and we’re glad you’re here, but Mars Colony needs to have space for everyone. To that end, there will be opportunities that will seem less profitable for landowners that we’ll take, not only in the name of true fairness, but in order to make the best Game-DAO-Fi we can.
Hope that clarifies it a bit, if you still have questions or concerns reply with them here.