Part of the issue i see is that “working with akita community” doesn’t just require us to do nothing, it means the gitcoin team and community now have to start working on this thing they never asked for. There are already hundreds of other projects in the web3 ecosystem which that energy could be put into supporting.
We have to ask, does akita as a project align with gitcoins aims? If we were to support akita what are we actually supporting? Has anyone read the contract code? Do we know anything about the token distribution or authors? Apparently it is a fork of shiba, so do the devs even code? Can they responsibly manage this project if it got bigger?
What are the values of the project? because it looks like a meme token intended to try and pump and make some people rich, is that what gitcoin and the community want to support? Is this the most deserving project for these funds? Or is it a big distraction that will sap a lot of time and energy?
If we were to work with the akita community I would want to see them signal their intentions by having large token holders and devs place their tokens in a vesting contract locked up for a few years. We would need to see a plan of what they are working on and importantly understand if they are capable of delivering. We treat this like an investment and it is up to akita community to prove to us that they are worthy of this investment and can deliver real value (not just money) to the wider community.
So far I am not convinced investing in akita is a better option than investing in all the other projects around that could do with the funds, the developers, the community energy. But I’d be very happy to be proven wrong, to see a clear roadmap, with beautiful intentions for society behind it, with the best developers and designers offering up their talents in support. If that doesn’t happen soon then we should just sell the tokens and carry on with our work.