It’s been several years since the launch of the Tezos community. Lots of progress has been made since Ryan has taken the reigns and the community thanks him for stepping up when uncertainties were high. With Ryan stepping down the community is becoming aware that the ethos of Tezos is not being shared by the Tezos Foundation. Changes must now be enacted to get Tezos back on track or we risk losing our momentum.
1) Change the messaging of the Tezos Foundation to step away from being a vague STO platform and go back to our roots of being programmable money. After all why are we here?
2) Allow community to vote for representatives to serve on the Foundation. Only passionate members who are involved deeply in the ecosystem can know what initiatives to pursue to expand Tezos reach on a global scale.
3) To facilitate this change enact the following to pivot the community resources into the following initiatives:
a) Focus on making tools for the end user (stable coins, wallets, defi primitives, creating saving/lending infrastructure, incentivizing liquidity within the ecosystem via Synthetix/Uniswap mechanisms, etc)
b) Create educational material on why decentralized money is important and encourage users to run their own bakers to further boost the backbone of our infrastructure. This is a movement to make the world more equitable so let’s empower users with knowledge and give them easy to use tools. How many members of the Foundation run their own baker at home or interacted with a Tezos wallet? How many are engaged in all the DAOs that are springing up in community chats and seeing what new radical ideas are being implemented?
c) Create a MVP for on chain treasury management and letting the community decide how much of the foundation resources should be placed under community management. The Tezos community can learn from the Decred community on how to allocate treasury resources on chain. Their system works and can be scaled up massively.
Tezos should be on the forefront of innovating in the decentralized space, but priorities at the Foundation has hindered our movement. With each passing day other projects like Ethereum are only growing networks effects at a hypergeometric pace and only laser focus can get Tezos back on track. The community needs to be empowered since we have the most skin in the game. This is a rally call to the Tezos Commonwealth. Please get involved and make your feedback known.