Elastos Foundation: The Path to DecentralizationWith our second anniversary now behind us, the Elastos Foundation enters the second half of its intended lifespan. As planned, the Elastos Foundation will fully exhaust its allocated funding over the course of the next two years. At that stage, it will no longer be possible to sign off on projects released to the Google or Apple app stores. Of course, the Elastos Foundation is fully committed to building a new Internet infrastructure – the Elastos Smartweb – which is free and 100% open sourced on GitHub. In order to prepare for our transition to full decentralization, we are preparing for our Q1, 2020 launch of Cyber Republic, by which time all software will be released, distributed, and promoted by community teams – not the Elastos Foundation.For instance, DPoS Supernodes being run by the Gelaxy (Blockchain) team, Carrier team, Hive team, DMA team, Elaphant team, AnyPeer team, and others may compete among one another to reward their followers in different ways.Trinity Browser, Elastos’ client-side app, serves as the main entry point to the Modern Internet. All legal software entities from across the world will be able to freely build open source dApps for Elastos on GitHub. The Trinity Tech Co., Ltd. is merely a placeholder for the distributor to various app stores, and the CRC will have the final say as to which team will own the title “Elastos” in such app stores.As many community members are already aware, the Elastos core team has divided into several smaller teams with refined concentrations, such as the Gelaxy (Blockchain) team, Trinity team, Carrier team, and Elaphant team, and all will remain partially funded by the Elastos Foundation going forward. Meanwhile, the Elastos Foundation will consist of approximately ten employees that provide services related to operations, such as product planning, accounting, legal, and back office work.At the appropriate juncture, the Elastos Foundation will spawn a fiat-based, non-profit organization focused on developing standard specifications in much the same fashion as W3C. This standards organization will function underneath the CRC while seeking donations or membership fees – denominated in fiat, crypto, or otherwise – from Smartweb communities.To remain consistent and fully transparent, there will be continued biannual audits for Elastos Foundation funds, which are dedicated to building out the infrastructure of the Elastos Smartweb.Most importantly, the development of the Smartweb’s foundational infrastructure, surrounding ecosystem, and community is the foremost priority for Elastos at present. Our continued organizational evolution and strengthened focus on standardization reflects our commitment to such development, as they are integral to realizing our vision of a decentralized Modern Internet.