This should’ve been announced way earlier, there are many pools who operated perfectly and are now already shut down because they were unaware of the possible ITN extension. I can name a few but check https://adapools.org/ and https://pooltool.io/ yourselves. Even these 2 websites were announcing/annoucned the end of the ITN. If Charles was 10 days off in his calculations (19 vs. 29 June, end of ITN) someone at IOHK should’ve yelled earlier that he was off :-).
Anyway, that said, it’s a bit weird that CF/IOHK/Emurgo now have to chase the stake pool operators via social media and announce the change in plans.
All right, that said I think that Romain & IOHK team did a great job trying to explain the future purpose of the ITN. It’s a clear message and I fully support this and understand what’s (not) to gain.
Looking forward to Charles’ black-board video!!!