Dear Ethereum team and community.
There are a lot of voices, opinions and concerns from every side.
We are (investors or some will say speculators) just part of it and aren’t going to discuss the different kinds of forks and their implications.
We just want to say “thank you Ethereum Team” for trying to protect us from the theft. And we want to ask the community to unite in this effort.
We (humans) tend to make the things complicated. But sometimes they aren’t that complicated.
The money was stolen. If someone suddenly learns how to open the door to my car or house it doesn’t mean I should just let him inside and take everything he wants. Right? The act of stealing can not and should not be tolerated in any community.
So we appreciate a lot the way Vitalik and team reacted and trying to solve the situation.
We also appreciate a lot the democratic and transparent way this issue is communicated.
For the ones who are feeling resistance to the proposed path..Try to think (for a moment) in a way like a normal Joe Doe. Imagine, this Joe Doe is about to invest some money into the blockchain project (be it on Ethereum or some other smart platform).
If our Joe Doe knows that (and we believe the news will be delivered in this way):
- there was a clear act of stealing
- there was a way not to let the thief go away with the money
- there was even a clear path to recover all the stolen funds
- the community of the people behind the Ethereum (whatever the reason) decided not to do it
he will most probably be thinking: “not going to put anything there”. And he will be right to do so. Because the bugs can happen to anyone and anytime. Rest assured, the news will mention it as well. There is no way to prevent it. At least we don’t know anyone who can write 100 % secure code.
But we have a choice how to react to anything what happens to us.
So let us make a smart choice. I believe, thinking like Joe Doe will help. Let us find a solution where he would wish to join our amazing community soon.