Break the cartel !
Since the network is distributing lisk to the 101 delegates, it has been a contest for each to gain a place. Quickly the only manner to gain votes was to act as a pool, and most delegates have chosen to enter a group helping each other. Basically, 2 groups emerged : ELITE, GDT. Also SHERWOOD but in a smaller ledger.
There is no problem for a group to exist, if and only if its existence is depending mainly on its actions more than on constraints.
When a group counts 54 delegates over 101, a new lisker wanting to stake has no choice, he is an hostage.
When this group is applying for unanimity principle “vote all or gain nothing”, this looks like an holdup on Lisk.
And when this group is sharing only 25% per delegate, it is a cancer. WHen this group claim to its members and voters to unvote someone against money, it became corruption on big level.
Such a group can be called the Cartel. Even if the Cartel is doing some good things, this situation is extremely bad for Lisk and its DPOS consensus, it could lock any future.
How to repair ?
We made the Cartel by our votes, we can only break it the same manner. The cartel contains 54 partners in crime and some affiliated, let’s unvote each. But as many of us are not so rich to burn two lisk on two votes, i propose to separate in one prior list, and one secondary list. Richests may unvote both.
We know that by unvoting the Cartel, we may lost some rewards. RobinHood pool will bonus every voters that do not fully vote on the Cartel.
How could it end ?
When starting a war, we must prepare its end. The target is not to push outside 101 all the delegates of the Cartel, it is only to break the Cartel. There are different solutions :
Each member of the Cartel can ask to go outside the Cartel. He only has to inform the Cartel he is leaving, stop paying, announce this decision in the lisk.chat#delegates. For the first askers, Sherwood may be open if they accept the conditions of Sherwood (50% sharing now, 60% after reward reduce). They can also act as an individual pool, or build another small group, or just do nothing else. Since the Cartel did not manage to kick off LiskPro.com and Phoenix1969, there is no greater danger for each new outcomer…. Once again it is not a war against each member of the Cartel personally but only against the Cartel as a whole.
The Cartel may decide itself to separate in several groups, without unanimity principle linking the new groups. That would be the best solution, and the new groups could perfectly work on their mutual projects, funding it mutually as brotherhoods i guess they are.
If no split, when the Cartel decreases its members to the same level as GDT, let’s says the war can be over too.
Full list of the cartel to unvote
Both lists less than 33, feel free to mix, panel, add votes as you feel it.