Or why not 1000. This way the dev's can make $5K+ per month instead of the current $1100/mo. This was the entire reason for increasing delegate pay in the first place. $1100 per month is not a living wage in any 1st world country.
There is no possible way this could make the market cap fall anymore right? I mean the current depressed price and unpairing from btc had nothing to do with devs selling their bts income. This way the devs get more money and everyone else can continue to wait. But at least the devs wont walk away.
I know this is one of your jab posts but,
$1100/month is a good combination of not depressing the market cap *too much*, and motivating the developers to work hard to increase the market cap so they can earn the money deserve.
Also is there any real risk of the core developers walking away now? They all just received 5million BTS each, which could be worth loads IFF the product is polished and actually gets used.
The risk of developers walking has nothing do with getting paid enough and everything to do with minimizing the chance that BM accidentally destroys any wealth we create again. I'm refusing to take any pay until we get a reasonable number of 0% delegates and use proposals to figure out how to direct inflation.
BM is only one cog in the wheel at this point. This has less to do with delegates in my opinion and more with the fact that the other developers are not as active in reaching out to investors (or maybe they are more interested in another demographic of investors).
Communication here is important and if devs do not want BM to be perceived as the one and only face of this project, they should consider doing what he has done and be more visible.
Of course this is a place where I could push hangouts. ..but there are an ever-growing number opportunities outside hangouts and I suspect moving forward we will have many more.
I actually foresee our developers all splitting off at some point to runtheir own projects and see it as a healthy thing in our ecosystem. In fact, this is one of the reasons I have positioned beyond bitcoin to cover tokens that sharedrop on holders of bitshares/pts/ags founders...because it helps protect investors from the chaos of the huge changes that will need to be endured when developers do split off from projects to work on others (which is BENEFICIAL for technology!).
Many with maximalist tendencies will not appreciate this yet...but I am certain they will in the future.