Some Insights By Max Kordek About The Concerns Of The Community
Max Kordek, president and CEO at Ligthcurve, provided clarifications regarding some criticisms expressed by the community on Lisk.Chat. In this article we present some interesting insights emerged from the conversation.
Reading some messages on Lisk.Chat, Max noticed some concerns of the community about the community fund, the style of HQ communications, lack of community incentives, lack of interaction of Max with the community and the absence of marketing campaigns; so he provided some explanations.
As regards the community fund he explained that they can not manage this money, however this will not prevent the distribution of incentives to the community because they will create a bounty fund using LiskHQ/Foundation’s money. This fund is on the to-do list but it will take some time before it is established.
Another criticism concerned the corporate style of communication. Max said he knows the problem and they are working on it (for example they started with the Gitter channel). He also explained that in this industry they have to deal with a lot of complaints and so automatically they have became very protective. Another reason to explain current style of communication is that they have to be very careful due to legal risks.
As regards the lack of interaction, he explained that he doesn’t usually write on Lisk.Chat because it requires a login and this friction makes it unavailable for the general public. He believes this platform is not good for Lisk because, for example, conversations on Reddit would be seen by more people, who could also participate. Delegate Carbonara replied that in the early days a lot of people stopped to follow Lisk due to the lack of moderation in Reddit and the several trolls who wrote there. He also said that Reddit is not suitable for conversations, so apart from Telegram only Lisk.Chat remains.
In relation to the absence of marketing campaigns, the user reaper69 said that in his opinion Lisk Core 2.0 is a “huge milestone” so he is a bit disappointed that the marketing department is not treating it as such, publishing online press that would keep the public informed on the developments. Max replied that in the past they have made too many promises, so from now on they prefer to publicize only stuff that has already been released. He also said that he is sure that with the release of the SDK they will start to focus more on marketing.
Talking about the SDK, Max said that unfortunately they are still far from the promised version but the Alpha SDK is now the first great step according to the roadmap and it is far only few weeks.