With all due respect, I find your arguments quite contradictory with your complaints about contrafactual statements.
Although I visibly don’t agree with you, I find your points compelling, interesting, passionate and worth looking into. I would like to understand better your theories on how removing development funding would increase development and overall value of Zcash. Someone that has such an involvement, determination and passion for a vision is worth the understanding.
I’d like to understand more your position and I believe it would be beneficial for the debate if you could help me (and probably others reading) to have elements to think and reflect about it. For that, I would like to ask some questions if you don’t mind. I won’t think less of you if you for some reason can’t or don’t want to answer them. Please don’t feel obliged to. I don’t have any authority either. I just want to propose this as a collective thinking exercise.
That being said, I leave my doubts here.
Given the Dev Fund is terminated, Zcash block rewards will be 100% in the hands of the miner collective. Developers who don’t run mining equipment will have no new ZEC from that point on.
What elements, facts, evidence do we have that could lead us to think that removing the Dev Fund will increase the coin price?
If that becomes being true and coin price rises, what evidence do we have will lead us to think that miners who will be the ones getting the block rewards will contribute to Zcash’s ongoing development?
If a basic budget for Zcash maintenance is not guaranteed, how would the Zcash ecosystem keep maintaining the software it runs on? Who will support its users? How will miners get fixers for their nodes when something breaks, etc.?
It appears from many of your posts that you have a negative feeling about people working on Zcash (being developers or not) getting paid and that Zcash should have non-paid contributions instead.
Why is that so? Aren’t their time and work effort valuable? If that’s not, how can a computational proof of work have monetary value? If work is not worth to be rewarded, isn’t that debunking the proof-of-work theory?
If people should work on Zcash for altruist reasons, to what extent does that also apply to miners? Should miners be altruist too?
Why should people give out their time out of their good will to create a monetary system?
thank you for your time and dedication and sorry for the long post.
Edit: reordered paragraph and typos here and there