CIP needs attention: URI scheme for pools & delegation portfolios

I’m guessing this forum category will be obsoleted by the upcoming Cardano Developer Portal but I wanted to make sure this issue is not abandoned in the meantime… this CIP, effectively creating a user-friendly URI scheme for Delegation Portfolios, was documented here last week and officially submitted today:

Example: web+cardano://stake?POOL1=50&POOL2=30&POOL3=20 … intuitive, isn’t it? Something anybody can create, and therefore inevitably decentralised.

The discussion here has been unusually thin. We need developers to comment about it, and I don’t just mean IOHK developers. There’s already been vigorous related discussion about ranking policies and the currently top-heavy, bottom-empty distribution of stake. I’ve heard talk over the last couple of months of “delegation portfolios” but no practical information about how users will be getting them… especially not whether we will be able to create our own, as outlined in this proposal.

It’s a requirement of these CIPs that the community be engaged. However we’re at an impasse because any small stake pool operator would be intrigued by this idea (it was getting likes & shares on Twitter when hashtagged to SPOCRA) but there’s too much of a divide between the small SPOs and the developers for people to feel comfortable saying what they think.

I believe this could be accomplished with some developer responses in layman’s terms trying to anticipate the needs of SPOs, delegators, and community portfolio curators who would (and eventually will) want to create and share delegation portfolios. They will be intimidated, and not know what to ask for, until they see the possibility that IOHK and associates will even allow crowdsourced portfolios.

I understand developers, SPOs and users may be up to their necks in the competition & submission for Project Catalyst proposals now. We still need someone to tell us how to keep these CIPs moving forward. The roughly concurrent CIP from @shawnim (How to Improve Daedalus Rankings) hasn’t been getting any attention from the Cardano institutions either.

If the developer community can’t get under way either progressing or rejecting these proposals, they might as well declare the default intention that Ada stake should remain, indefinitely, as centralised as it is now. I would like to announce something a little more encouraging at whatever time SPOCRA and the small pool community on Twitter becomes involved.

I’m suggesting that community discussion take place on the above thread on this forum, which is also declared in the CIP as the only discussion link for now. However I would welcome any comments below & if a proper discussion finally emerges here I’ll include this link as well. :sunglasses:

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p.s. the current priority of Project Catalyst has just made me realise this proposal should also be in the running there. This will give the Cardano organisations, and ultimately the community, a chance to discuss this proposition and its economic value (note you need an Ideascale account to read the contents of this link):

In order to consider this issue in either regard, we still need this CIP to be discussed here on the Cardano Forum. :sunglasses: :pray: