I started the Staking Defense podcast in June. Its intention is give give smaller, yet still very capable, proof of stake validator operators a bigger voice. Their survival is crucial to keeping stake decentralized in proof of stake blockchain networks.
Without such operators, stake will continue to centralize. This will allow a small number of very wealthy stakeholders to control staking networks. As a result, the staking economy will be no different than today’s financial system.
And if all we do is recreate the current financial system, where a decreasingly small number of individuals control an increasingly outsized proportion of wealth and the power that comes with it well, what's the point of that?
Ian’s a very active member of the Secret Network’s (formerly Engima) community. He’s also a smaller, independent validator operator.
I'm planning to release about an episode a month in these early days. Subscribe here so you don't miss them and #KeepStakeDecentralized