With this post I want to bring some feedback from the community that I feel should be worthy of attention.
Meanwhile I want to congratulate the whole Astar Network Team for the great work they are doing, congratulations. We are on the right track.
I am also very pleased to see that the tokenomics change has been introduced in the roadmap and that I hope will be along the same lines as the one just introduced on the Shiden Network, i.e. burn 100% of transaction fees, burn 10% of treasury quarterly, and burn unclaimed rewards.
All this because, although Astar Network is a valuable project, it is not yet conceived as such from large part of the community, as it gives value to the token, a bit like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Avalanche, Binance with BNB, etc. or behind a good project there it must be a valuable token with a tokenomics that gives hope for a good future not only for founders and developers, but also for those who believed in it and invested a lot of money.
I do not take into consideration those who criticize Astar Network because the token does not go up, as now people are taken by FOMO and tend to be unreasonable, what matters is the fundamental value, even if it is true that good tokenomics can help price growth and we must achieve a massive price growth for ASTR.
On a communicative level, an attitude that someone considers similar to that of Justin Sun is highly criticized by the community, i.e. many announcements that create hype, and then it is not clear whether they are ends in themselves or there is some concrete background, such as that of meeting between Sota Watanabe and the Japanese Finance Minister. Why are there no photos of it? Or relationships on the meeting? Or articles? Or at least something that indisputably proves that there was a meeting? How that news came out, similar to many others, it was taken by the community as something to create hype and nothing more. This type of comunication do not give trust to the project in my opinion.
Below I paste the post I saw on Twitter from a user who I think is quite popular in a sub-community dedicated to Astar Network. For privacy reasons I won’t put his name, but since Twitter is public, you just need to do a search to find it:
commmunity astar need someone development quality dapps to ecosystem astar, and growth community. like last year, too many people out and seller pleasure to token @AstarNetwork, investor lost %95 price since listing, can we wake up and make something ecosystem big? or anther dump
with respect in here im talking about dapps scammer, we need build great quality project, we need more trust and more adoption, tvl in ecosytem right now is lowest ever, this is my sense of disappointment to the developer.
If you see any grammatical errors in the bold lettering it is because I copied the user’s post as it was without changing anything.
This post was not made to criticize but only to reflect on some things that can be improved in terms of communication and also because I noticed that many people, at least in the Twitter community, are beginning to have doubts about Astar Network and founders.