It’s been a touchy subject to say the least.
I feel that having the funds repaid would allow us as a community to fund more future projects. Whether the company pays the fund back with or without interest really depends on how much said company’s project has improved the NEM community.
I personally feel if a project is so successful it propels forward financially and as a community, we will all be better off and have the project to thank. I feel that taking interest would be unfair.
My question would be though, if the community gives 10 million XEM to fund a project, does the project return the 10 million XEM? Or does it return the fiat value they had originally borrowed?
Say for instance, Project X receives 1M XEM from the community fund then Project X proves to be successful and the price of XEM increases from, say $2.50 USD to $7.50 USD, does Project X return the 1M XEM, or only 333k XEM?
Am I getting ahead of myself here? Haha!
Realistically, in short. I feel the funds should be paid back to fund future projects, otherwise we could see the fund run dry.
@Peter_Uliano you say that the community funds shouldn’t be paid back, unless a project is successful, would you kindly elaborate on your reasoning as to why please?