RE: How should Steemit Inc decentralize their stake?
If the aim is decentralisation, I don't see how the burn option would address this effectively, surely what we need is redistribution downwards, away from the whales.
Surely selling on the exchanges - options 2 and 3 would similarly just create an influx of new Whale accounts...
Similarly, with option 4, airdropping to everyone based on SP - we'd have the same level of concentration in the hands of the few.
The only aspect of decentralisation these first four options address is taking 'power' away from an account that NEVER uses it, and effectively giving most of that power to a minority of Whales who do use it - NOT necessarily to upvote the best quality content either!
Thus, logically, the only way to guarantee decentralisation is to 'airdrop the best steemians'... it's not especially difficult to trawl through people's accounts and find who the 'team players' are. Of course I do appreciate agreeing on what constitutes 'best' is more easily said than done - then again that is what decentralisation is about - there is no elegant, technological, algorithmic solution that you can just 'click to enact' - you have to go through the messy process of dialogue to get some sort of consensus, IMO.
And of course there's a risk that power will corrupt, but as I see it IF decentralisation is the plan, that is real decentralisation beyond just killing Steemit Inc and leaving the current Whale domination intact, then surely airdropping the best (non-whale steemians) is the only options, even if there are risks...?
To be blunt, the only think keeping me going on here is a few community minded Dolphins I've connected with, we need more of that sort of thing, but I don't see how options 1-4 will make that so.