If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Jan. 6–13

If it ain’t broke, don’t repair it? Jan. 6–13



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This week I wished to spotlight Andre Cronje’s current confession on Medium, which triggered a good bit of debate and fairly a little bit of salt from Uniswap crew members. This specific spat occurred as a result of he complained about builders simply forking another person’s code and launching it themselves. For these unaware of the irony, that is principally what SushiSwap, a Yearn ecosystem member, initially did to Uniswap.

Extra importantly, Cronje additionally complained about what he perceives as an entitled DeFi neighborhood, and the idea of giving tokens away with no founder’s stake.

Cronje’s argument might be summarized as follows: DeFi customers are largely speculators who’re paid to make use of the initiatives, and see value motion as the last word signal of their success. It doesn’t matter what type of work the developer places in, the neighborhood will all the time solely care concerning the quantity going up and can personally maintain the developer accountable if it fails to take action.

Lastly, Cronje warns towards giving freely tokens. Growth prices for Yearn apparently exceed the worth of the few tokens he farmed. Primarily, launching a product that attracted lots of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} made him poorer.