My dear @Cybnate
This “contradiction” is already happening with such decentralized projects and their respective companies like:
Project: Synereo; Company: Synereo LTD; Tel-Aviv, Israel
Project: MaidSafe; Company: MaidSafe.net Ltd; Scotland, UK
Project: Loyyal; Company: Loyyal Corporation; US
Project: Uphold; Company Info; Cayman Islands
Project: Storj; Company: Storj Labs Inc.; US
Project: Factom; Company: Factom, Inc; US
Some of the above mentioned projects are even more ambitious in decentralizing the way we do stuff (even more than Nu and B&C). What they share in common: all of them raised money via angel investors or VC in order to develop their decentralized projects.
Some of them you can see asking funds here:
I see no problem with companies building decentralized software. Ethereum started that way too:
The Ethereum software project was initially developed in early 2014 by a Swiss company, Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (EthSuisse). Subsequently, a Swiss non-profit foundation, the Ethereum Foundation (Stiftung Ethereum) was set up as well. Source: Wikipedia
BTW B&C project could even follow their steps and create a company for platform development, then liquidate that company after full project launch:
The Ethereum Platform is being developed primarily by a volunteer contributor team — many of whom will be receiving gifts of ETH in acknowledgement of their dedication — and will continue to be developed on a volunteer basis by some developers as well as under a more formalized contracting or employment relationship for other developers. The group of developers and other personnel that is now, or will be, employed by, or contracted with, Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (“EthSuisse”) is termed the “Ethereum Team.” EthSuisse will be liquidated shortly after creation of genesis block, and EthSuisse anticipates (but does not guarantee) that after it is dissolved the Ethereum Platform will continue to be developed by persons and entities who support Ethereum, including both volunteers and developers who are paid by nonprofit entities interested in supporting the Ethereum Platform.
Source: “Terms and Conditions of the Ethereum Genesis Sale”
Do you still think all those teams, developers, business men and companies in general are stuck in a “contradiction”?
This company would only be officially responsible for developing decentralized software and management of all aspects related to it e.g. paying developers (sigmike, eleven, etc)…