[ccpw id="39382"]

HomeCrypto NewsMarketEdward Kim Speaks Out on Terra Classic's Allnodes Validator Concern

Edward Kim Speaks Out on Terra Classic’s Allnodes Validator Concern


Written By:


Allnodes will raise its commission in the coming months.

- Advertisement -

Terra Classic core developer Edward Kim lent his voice to the discussion about Allnodes’ operations as a validator on the blockchain in a Twitter thread yesterday.

The developer noted that Notional Labs developer Jacob Gadikian was right to express concern over the operations of the validator. According to Kim, all community members should operate their validator nodes in the ideal situation. The core developer, who doubles as the director of the Terra Grants Foundation, said this while sharing materials that could help users start running a node.

- Advertisement -

In addition, Kim points out that Allnodes will increase its commission next week to incentivize users to stake elsewhere and reduce its alarming 40% voting power. According to the TGF director, the validator will increase it by 1% daily till the commission gets to 10%, asserting that he has proposed further increases if the voting power does not significantly decrease.

It is worth noting that Allnodes already announced this plan at the end of last year.

While the core developer’s statements appear to have appeased the majority of the Terra Classic community, Gadikian points out that Kim fails to address the issue of Allnodes holding the private keys of validators using its service. 

- Advertisement -

Notably, Tobias Andersen, AKA Zaradar, another Terra Classic core developer, has argued that this is not a problem as there is no economic incentive for the validator to use the keys in its custody. According to Zaradar, if Allnodes acted maliciously, it would tarnish its image and open itself up to lawsuits, which could ruin the business.

However, others like PFC Validator point out that it still poses a security risk. The validator argues that an exploit or government directive can shut down the chain due to the centralization of power and data.

According to PFC Validator, the only solution for these validators is to set up new nodes, as the seed phrases can not be changed even if they stop using Allnodes’ service.

Meanwhile, Zaradar has cautioned that forcing non-technical members of the community to run a node would be worse for security.

The debates on Allnodes operations yesterday culminated in Jacob Gadikian deciding to step down from the Joint Layer 1 Taskforce. As reported yesterday, it poses a potential setback to the team where he worked as one of two full-time developers.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclaimer: This content is informational and should not be considered financial advice. The views expressed in this article may include the author's personal opinions and do not reflect The Crypto Basic’s opinion. Readers are encouraged to do thorough research before making any investment decisions. The Crypto Basic is not responsible for any financial losses.



Okoya David
Okoya David
Okoya David Kio is a crypto enthusiast passionate about understanding what makes the nascent market tick. When he's not pondering about cryptocurrencies, you might find him in a BP debate room trying to proffer solutions to age-old societal problems.

More from Author

Latest Stories