The idea that one individual could control a large proportion of darknodes through a third-party solution to node-pooling is worrying for the decentralization of Ren. One way in which this problem can be averted is by using the community fund to incentivize the creation of a ‘community-owned’ pooling service. This could be done in multiple ways:
10% of monthly fees could be kept as profit that would go back into the Ren community fund. This means that the yield of pooling is still less than owning a darknode and the community benefits.
Co-ordinated by an elected team with muti-sig access to each node which will be required for updates etc.
I believe that allowing others to create a pooling solution could compromise Ren’s overall security and a ‘community-owned’ pooling solution could fix this as well as contribute massively to the community fund. This is just a basic write up and I think that much more thought would need to go into this concept.