At an attempt to be fully transparent, the Zcash Electric Coin Company disclosed the company's financials, including how much the founder receives. It's a lot.
TIL that Zooko is getting $4.2 million per year (at current prices) thanks to $ZEC's founder awards. Those silly devs that actually had to mine their "own" coins must feel really silly now. Also TIL that ZCash Foundation has a $500k/month burn rate https://t.co/1kC10liz4C
lol so @zooko personally earns $340 000, the @zcashco makes north of a million Dollars a month, and @radix42 has to resort to begging for scraps from the community just to keep his Windows / Mac ports going.
In an in-depth article below, Arjun Balaji describes the trilemma of founder incentives in cryptocurrency economics, why it is so challenging to balance them, and some of the options for the incentive structure.
"Managerial innovations devised over time to align employee and founder incentives include profit sharing (at smaller firms), stock options tied to quarterly performance (at public companies), and vesting schedules (at private companies)."
"In summer 2017, the Shadow Brokers started asking anybody wanting to buy alleged exploits and tools to use Zcash. In exchange for 100 ZEC ($15,900 USD at today’s rates, and around $22,800 at the time of the sale), buyers could access some more Shadow Broker-provided tools, although it’s not clear exactly what. The Shadow Brokers offered similar deals for several months."
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"Goldman and Morgan Stanley won’t be able to raise their dividend or buybacks for now—the same consequence as flunking the test. The Fed spared them the black eye of a failing grade in part because of the complexities of the 2017 tax law, which reduced the value of some tax-related assets the banks held, senior Fed officials said."