Cryptocurrency firm Polygon has announced the “Polygon Delhi Fork” as part of its plans to improve transaction speed and keep gas prices low.
Major players in the cryptocurrency industry hailed the Hard Fork as the perfect technical start to the year, but within the community, there was no shortage of controversy. Among the crypto communities, the measure has been criticized for placing the decision in the hands of a few centralized entities rather than the decentralized community gathering that the network represents.
Polygon’s management team, which describes itself as a team that “supports governance and decentralization of the Polygon family of products,” proposed a hard fork in December, which would require implementing at least 67% of Polygon’s validators.
The rationale behind the move was also disputed, with a section of the community opposed to the Crossroads and criticized management for not prioritizing “more important” technical updates.
The question was put up for a vote later, but not everyone had access to it. Only 100 network validators who manage nodes were invited to participate in the poll. Finally, it was revealed that only 15 validators voted in the poll, while 13 supported the update and two disagreed.
With 13 votes out of 15, the network scored 87% in favor of the decision, exceeding the required 67%. It was later revealed that most of the validators had registered on the forum to vote, raising suspicions with some users stating an intent to disqualify some voters. At the end of the entire scheme, only 13 validators decided the fate of the network.
The community was not silent, and over the past 48 hours, criticism has been leveled at the central voting system following the network’s decision to uphold the decision of 13 validators. Many users were concerned that only 15 votes were recorded.
Only 15 votes? Polygon is too central and ashamed to admit it,” were some of the comments circulating in the community.
Polygon addressed the issues raised, insisting that the initial poll was an “initial feedback mechanism,” but since it was over 67% scored, it followed through with an update.