I am pretty sure this has been already covered, nevertheless I will still put the questions and please point me to the coverage.
Following the Shelly realease when we will have maybe around 1000+ stakepools around the world creating blocks, how do we make sure these stakepools are not running their nodes purely & solely on AWS infrastructure?
I understand EOS ended up in this terrible scenario, but what will prevent Cardano from it?
With full decentralization we should never have more then a certain percentage of nodes running in the cloud of a particular infrastructure provider. It might even be a bit harder to express the limitation, as we should avoid any cartel scenario, where a few parties control the infra (like we have for BTC today).
How is this gonna be accurately & safely managed?
Will stake pools have to acquire a license during registration and confirm their infrastructure setup, having somehow the license tied to their infrastructure so they won’t be able to change it without required to apply for a new license? I would even think a policy that they must run on-premise and no clould operations are allowed is reasonable.
What happens if we have 30% of pools operated via AWS and another 30% via Azure or whatever and at some point in the future Amazon acquires the other cloud provider?
How is it possible to sustainably ensure the inrastructure level of decentralization of Cardano, without any manual / human supervision, BUT complete trusted automation?
Or we do expect the Cardano Foundation to continuously monitor & ensure this aspect of the decentralization? Or perhaps we will have the Cardano Community in their best interest governing this decentralization quality via voting for Stakepool licenses (revoke and grant scenarios)? (BTW I think for security reasons the Cardano Forum should also move on the Cardano Blockchain at some point when the Sustainability features are released to the Community.)
We just don’t want another AWS Blockchain, having Jeff even the slightest chance to pull the plug.
I am pretty sure this has been deeply thought about, but did’t find anything specific yet.