Polkadot Data Independent Day!
TL;DR Decentralized Polkadot Data will be great again!
In Polkadot Community, we are now experiencing a momentous occasion. It is the second week of January 2024, and the first community data proposal for the Polkadot Treasury passed a referendum with incredible funding for data integrations with Dune Analytics.
Since the Blockchain movement is about decentralization, this is a phenomenal step for DOT holders who fight for funding and independence, making more sense than ever before. As Parity communicated multiple times, they are excellent in software development activities, but everything else could be done via decentralized organizations. This will also be positive for future development, where it will be possible to focus on coding.
What is exciting and controversial in this proposal is the fact that Parity Data, basically a unit of Parity, was strongly against because they believed they could also do it and maybe save a little bit of money in the process (since they do not need to make a profit on it unlike the startup that proposed 366)
Additionally, I have to say thank you to Giotto, who is our DotHood and Polkadot Treasury Guardian. Unfortunately, I had to raise the topic of toxicity from Parity. They tried to influence decentralization supporters and keep this project inside Parity. I hope we all still believe in Polkadot’s success. Why do Parity employees block the Success of Polkadot? Why is this possible? As a Community member, I encourage everyone who wants to build something new rather than block other teams.