The team tried to ensure that the majority of the project’s foundation does not have control over voting power, stressing that decentralization is a priority for the network as it moves forward.
The project aims to transform the public Internet through networked nervous systems, or NNSs, with coordinated data centers, nodes, subnets, and distributed networks of users. The NNS decides which nodes can join Dfinity’s network, disciplines misbehaving nodes, and facilitates communication between the various components of the ICP and the participants.
However, NNS has been the subject of criticism, with users expressing it Concerns Regarding the centralization of voting power, the closed-course and patent codes outlining the protocol, the lack of transparency regarding data collection, and the single point of failure created by the design of the NNS.
some have Expressed resentment Regarding NNS voting rights over time, fearing that the system guarantees the foundation of Dfinity and its early supporters will maintain centralized control over the network in the future.
Responding to concerns about the lack of decentralization of the project, Dfinity researcher, Jens Caimanish, said: “The ultimate goal is that the Internet computer is fully decentralized and not controlled by DFINITY or anyone else.”
Dfinity’s Product Director, Diego Pratt stated that “the Foundation does not have control of the majority power of the NNS,” adding:
“‘With great power comes great responsibility,’ the community needs to step up to that responsibility. I personally believe that the community will move forward for that role, but it is early and we face many challenges.” “
In response to user concerns about being forced into a singular Internet identity to use the network, Diego said:
“Internet identity is not the only way of authentication of apps / canisters on IC. We have created this as a service for app developers so that they can use authentication based on open standards […] Developers may not use or roll out any of their will or. It is completely optional for IC use. “
Janes noted that a direct connection to the Internet computer would allow nodes to identify the user’s IP address and try to send data that, when connected to the IC using an onion router or TOR, “enable TOR level anonymity Will do. Ic. “
Jens later clarified that he was unable to access the IC using TOR until TOR was accessed through a private window in the Brave browser.
Critics too an estimate That 74% of the supply of ICP tokens can be centralized among “private interests” including the project team, investors and consultants. Nick of the Dfinity Foundation protested the claim, stating that only 24.72% of the supply is with seed donors.
On May 28, Dominic Williams, founder of Dfinity Posted A blog post outlines the roadmap for Ethereum integration of the project, with the intention of the project to work symbiotically with Ethereum instead of directly competing.