I’m really grateful for peoples’ support, and also to everyone who ran, and to everyone on the ZCAP who participated.
@kek I think if we’re doing everything we can to advance Zcash privacy and usability, we’re on the right track to increasing demand and market cap. I promise I’ll work hard in this direction!
@ml_sudo I’m really interested in the case you make for engaging in policy / regulatory / PR battles, and it would be great to discuss this more. I’m really glad that you’re willing and able to stay engaged, and I think we’re all grateful for that.
@ml_sudo, @aristarchus, @covfefe, @daira I also agree that we should discuss adjusting the voting mechanism in some way, to give ZCAP members who believe panel diversity matters a good way to express that belief in their vote. I’ll start a thread on this and link here, if there isn’t one already! (To be super clear, since changing the voting mechanism should not be done lightly, I’m saying I think we should give ZCAP members a way in the next MGRC election to express their own specific preferences for diversity, pending a ZCAP vote on whether and how to do so.)
@jmsjsph Looking at this as if it were a security bug, I think I can see the threat you’re proposing. Is it something like: Sarah and I mutually agree—perhaps implicitly without ever communicating about it, in some multi-round prisoners’ dilemma way—to vote for funding each others’ organizations, so that even while we each recuse ourselves, our organization each gets an increased chance of funding?
It should be possible to address this. One way would be to exclude all members receiving funds from voting on any other members receiving funds, and excluding anyone who votes on another members project from applying, within some timeframe. The strictest possible way would be to exclude any grant recipient from being on the MGRC or any MGRC member from receiving a grant, forever, but that might mean that we exclude some perspectives from the MGRC. (For example, leading wallets will likely be MGRC-funded, and ZCAP members might decide it’s good to have the perspective of a leading wallet developer on the MGRC.)
For my part, I went into this with the expectation that being on the MGRC would make it harder to apply for funds, so I’m open to ideas for how to close this loophole. Would you like to start a separate thread on this?