A bad actor could not possibly buy up enough masternodes as the cost increases exponentially in the process
As the cost of masternodes go up, you're right this would be more difficult. And that's a good thing! We are going to have to agree to disagree on this point though. Maybe I'm just paranoid, lol.
I’m so glad I came to this forum. It’s made me realise how closed minded the devs are.
By the way, I'm not a Dev of Sia, so I hope you're not thinking I'm speaking for the team. Just my take on it.
I have to disagree with you about the developers here being closed minded. I have not had that impression at all.
I forgive you for getting that wrong, but Sia definitely aims to be decentralized in government. That's why we chose a PoW blockchain. Realistically, today, the Nebulous team has full control over Sia's future. But that's because the Sia network does not work very well yet, and any network without our ongoing development effort is going to fall apart. Once Sia is standing on its own two lets more solidly (it's getting closer every release), then the community will have a real ability to reject hardforks or protocol changes that we try to push onto the network.
Oops, my mistake! You're right, I was talking about how Sia appears now, and as you said, "today, the Nebulous team has full control over Sia's future." And I don't have a problem with that, I understand that's how things need to be while the network is being created. Good to know the goal is decentralized government.