What is Aegeus? Aegeus uses IPFS protocols that provide deduplication, high performance, clustered persistence and P2P content/dataShow more [+] storage and delivery to make operations faster, cheaper and more secure. Organizing data is simply not enough, it needs to be stored in such a way that it can easily be accessed and retrieved.
We have chosen to introduce a poll regarding the Masternode Collateral. So, you have your input in this change.
We have chosen to provide 3 options below;
Pros: Will initially reduce the current amount of Masternodes by approximately 80% 9,590,000 / 5,000 = 1918 9,590,000 / 25,000 = 383 Higher barrier to entry = more serious investors / higher volume Less Masternodes = more frequent payouts to serious investors Serious investors = Less dumpers = Higher value
Cons: Too costly for less fortunate investors that believe in the project to get Masternodes. Fewer voters for governance initially. Requires updates (which turns people off)
Pros: Will reduce the number of Masternodes on the network reducing the time between reward holders and will make it more profitable to run a node. Will eliminate the people who don't believe in the project and will bring rewards to the people who really believe in the project.
Cons: May cost too much for people that believe in the project currently about $350 for a Masternode. Would reduce the number of governance votes to a few hundred instead of a few thousand.
Pros: Masterodes becomes profitable to host, even when price suffers. 90% of our discord users have joined us from www.masternode.online and they are looking to buy a profitable coin even if the initial cost is higher than Option A & B.
Cons: Big increase, forces smaller investors to stake if the price would increase, would create a big dump in worst case scenario.
As you will notice a lot of the pros and cons for each category are very similar because theoretically, they're fixing the same issue. The only real difference between each tier is the level of seriousness to acquire an AEG Masternode. At this moment in time, the AEG Masternode is not attractive to the buyers and it hardly covers the VPS cost.
The collateral change will make holding a Masternode more attractive as the monthly reward will also increase, meaning that the rewards will cover the VPS costs and then some. Not everyone is supposed to own a Masternode. Only early investors and they have already acquired a handsome amount of AEG in rewards, now it's the time to make it worth having an AEG Masternode. Anyone with less than 25K AEG will be able to stake. So, in short, there will be no losers.
(*Note: We had an organized team vote prior to this earlier on and we decided to increase the collateral and propose it to our wider community) Vote closing date: 28th of September 2018 Time: 7 pm EST Please vote responsibly!