I saw this today on Twitter posted by @banteg:
This caught me completely by surprise. How is this possible? I was waiting for an announcement from the core team for the new V2 yETH vault and meanwhile it’s been gathering dust for a month, awaiting a viable strategy.
I’m not sure if anyone outside of the core team was aware that this was the case. My interpretation of the state of the yETH was that it was being developed, had some outstanding dependencies with 3rd parties, and would be launching ‘soon’. If we had known that it was ready pending a strategy, I’m sure the community could’ve come together to put some strategies together. This is doubly unfortunate, as I feel it has also affected the value of YFI over this period.
On reflection, I realized that yearn doesn’t seem to have a communications officer. Someone who is responsible to gather and share strategic information (in alignment with the core team) so the community don’t miss out on opportunities to govern or contribute, while the devs are busy doing what they do best.
Would it make sense to submit a proposal for a communications focused role on the core team?
TL;DR: Communication out of the core team could be better, and the community are often out of the loop. This means we are potentially missing out on opportunities, including governance actions. A stronger ability by the community to govern would strengthen the value of YFI.