Hi to the aeternity team!
Earlier today there was a post with scam allegations posted on this forum. This was posted by a person that left the aeternity team last year, so take that post with a grain of salt.
Nevertheless, this post was just removed from the forum. As a supporter of aeternity and openness in general (openness is obviously something the aeternity team is a believer of as well), I think it is outright wrong to censor this forum in this way.
This is the way that I as a supporter of aeternity expect these matters to be handled: answer each of the statements of the post by going in-depth on what aeternity is actually building, then we as readers will make up our mind on whether the person has a point or not.
This is not something you just sweep under the rug. By taking the “censorist” approach you will just hurt the project more, especially when the project is about openness and democratization!
I expect the team to answer these allegations in a grown up way. As all crypto projects are under scrutiny these days (as they should be!) it is expected that this is something that will happen in the future as well.