So A&S Subgov once again doing a great job in analytics; however, this was partially addressed on today’s community call. You can see the video here: Free TON Weekly Meetup #68. Updates and presentations - YouTube Fast forward toward the latter portion of the call when this question was brought up and answered. But in short, everyone needs to realize that this is analytics. It’s not evidence that anyone in particular is dumping tokens just for the sake of selling.
Yes there are certainly a few that obviously chose to exit, and as Mitya addressed, and others as well, that is their choice. The network no longer needs initial members to run; however, without them there would be no network. That is also important to take into account.
Having said that, of course it’s unpleasant to see that certain initial members chose to exit, yet on a positive note, someone chose to buy those tokens. As a result, those who buy, entered. It’s a balance. Looking at the price of the token on a “right here right now” basis is very economically amateurish. Free TON is still very young, and as many of you well know, there are huge things happening. Those who chose to trade it for pizza will eventually regret it. But it is their choice to make. This does not however mitigate the fact that again, initial members launched Free TON. For that we must forever be grateful to them despite whatever decisions they made later.
With that being said, I also see a few comments and interpretations of the analysis report that are failing to see the whole picture.
For example, Kaplan is Forklog. A lot of people don’t realize that and jump to conclusions, questioning a member without realizing that they are in fact one of THE MOST active. Forklog is doing a brilliant job (and continues to do so regularly), but all we see is “Kaplan” and don’t make the connection. Plus as a media outlet they have to pay writers around the world who may not necessarily accept payment other than through fiat or other crypto. No one can force anyone to do so. In other words, Kaplan is doing an amazing job. It’s impossible to see what is happening with those tokens once they’re sold and what they are being sold for, but that is nevertheless a MAJOR point of contention and something that has to be seriously taken into account.
Another example is Sharif Sakr. Many might not know this, but he is a major journalist who wrote and created stories for BBC, Channel 4 UK, Engadget and Forbes. He was a major part of the launch, having been the first to tell the world about Free TON, putting his very high profile journalism reputation on the line for it. His contributions are immeasurable to Free TON having existed at all. He supported and continues to support the community through his close ties with BR Capital, who in fact are great contributors. He helped originally form the CommVoice Subgov. He’s written articles for Cointelegraph. And etc., etc. There’s a lot to list. Granted his public contribution is not as visible as it was at one point, he still does promote the project and has world class contacts in doing so.
Those are just 2 examples where jumping to conclusions early is not always the best approach. It’s worth delving deeper and knowing all the facts.
Please remember, analytics reports can only show so much. There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes that isn’t always obvious. Be diligent before throwing around accusations. Accusing is easy. We all do that sometimes, myself included.
Despite the above exceptions, I do agree that certain members have simply chosen another path. That’s fine. It is their own reputations that will bear the cost of their decisions in the end.
Again, great report! But yes, we do need an English version and we do need more details as the report becomes more specific. Great work as always A&S!