Harmony Team to Return to the Drawing Board After Plan to Mint Billions of ONE Causes a Stir in the Community

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Ethereum World News July 28, 2022
Updated 2022/07/28 at 5:18 PM
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  • Harmony founder, Stephen Tse, has responded to community concerns over the recent reimbursement proposal involving the minting billions of ONE.
  • Mr. Tse states that he has noted the community’s suggestions and met with the team to discuss a way forward.
  • The Harmony team will return to the drawing board to develop additional proposals.

The team at Harmony (ONE) has announced via Twitter that the project’s founder, Stephen Tse, has provided the community with a response to their concerns regarding the reimbursement proposal that involves the minting of billions of ONE to compensate those affected by the $100 million hack.

Harmony Team Will Return to the Drawing Board.

In his response, Mr. Tse first thanked the Harmony community for their comments and suggestions. He added that he had read all the messages and met with the Harmony team to discuss a way forward. He said the Harmony team would return to the drawing board to develop additional proposals in line with the community’s suggestions. He explained:

Your concerns are understood and we are returning to the drawing board. From your suggestions and feedback above, we will create additional proposals and opportunities for everyone to engage in the process.

In addition, he requested patience from the Harmony community as its team worked on a better solution. He added:

We will return with new information for everyone here to review. Thank you once more. I sincerely feel your frustration over the current proposal. Our next steps will hopefully bring more options and clarity for the community to discuss.

A Recap of the Proposal by Harmony to Mint Billions of ONE.

The initial proposal to make whole community members affected by the $100 million exploit carried out by the North Korean hacker group, Lazarus, involved forking the chain to increase the supply of ONE token.

The first option suggested minting 4.97 billion ONE to facilitate a 100% reimbursement. The second option was for the minting of 2.48 billion ONE to enable a 50% reimbursement to affected community members. The new tokens would then be distributed amongst affected Harmony community members over three years.

However, as earlier mentioned, the proposal was met with a considerable amount of opposition from Harmony community members who were concerned that the additional ONE would cause inflation in the digital asset.

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