Here is a collection of compelling quotes posted over the last two weeks in our various Discord channels:

From Christopher Franko:
“I’ve just kind of come to realize that we HAVE to treat development and crypto in general as a marathon instead of a sprint. We can only sprint for so long; we have been sprinting as an industry for nine years. Now that we have the co-opting of crypto happening from big industries like facebook, the stress to sprint is even higher. But maybe it’s better to just go back to our origins and focus on what made crypto great originally. It seems like a lot of our early adopters forgot. Because they got all that money and just stopped caring about the mission.”.

From a Community Member:
“Agree with @frk. No one really cares about privacy and financial freedom in 2019. Most of crypto anarchists are gone.”

From a Community Member:
“…this is where you have no choice but to admit you’ve got at least a pocket of libertarian ideals, if you truly care about it. What happened with the ICO phenomenon and the previous “moon” phase is a conundrum―global access (virtually), yet individual free choice of participation.

All the ETH- and EXP-style stuff is still very young, and we really don’t know exactly where it’s going. Any route any of this takes, and its clash with government desire to impose regulations (unless it benefits them economically–as it may the institutions the technology is “intended” to “circumvent”), at all, would be hard to argue ethically about. This dilemma is the reason it came about. The fight over its intent is happening and will continue to happen at every stage.”