As discussion of a merge with Gnosis continues, the XDAI community first and foremost must place its’ highest priority on upholding superior business ethics. Without integrity, there is nothing of value.
Collaboration between blockchains can be beneficial to both networks. The Gnosis team has stated they see value in XDAI chain, and the XDAI team has stated they see benefit from a merge with Gnosis.
The proposal put forth by Gnosis, on their forum was created without XDAI community governance. Therefore, it does not have any bearing on XDAI. The “XDAI team members” cited as authors of that proposal remain anonymous.
The XDAI community asks for transparency from our representatives, especially when handling such a large negotiation. The identities of XDAI team members who allegedly co-authored that proposal should be disclosed, formally, in writing. A refusal to do so cannot be accepted as authentic.
The Gnosis proposal for merge involved key exchange metrics between GNO and STAKE, as well as a rebranding of XDAI to ‘Gnosis Chain’. This was tactless and invoked hostility from the XDAI community, as it made the merge akin to a takeover. In the most recent XDAI newsletter regarding the merge, the negotiations were phrased as a “potential merge”.
Before continuing negotiations of a merge, I propose that we request a formal apology from Gnosis to the XDAI community. The manner in which they publicly demanded rebranding to ‘Gnosis Chain’, as well as setting of a predetermined exchange rate between GNO and XDAI, is not conducive to further negotiations on our end. Once an apology is received, I believe we will be more open to discussing a merge that can benefit all parties involved
- Yes, I request a formal apology from Gnosis Chain before continuing merge negotiations.
- No, I do not request a formal apology from Gnosis Chain.