I’m very intrigued to know whether this would work. It seems like a plausible scenario. I’ve always been under the impression that the contract was not able to be changed in this way but I think you’re on to something. I did some digging and found a very weird, super Sus, although admittedly potentially informative reference that explains pieces of Our contract code, including the distributor contract.
This breakdown of Our Wonderland Code (which is actually a copy of OHM, go figure) comes from a breakdown of what appears to be a Different project’s codebase galled Galaxy Google - but they never managed to change the contract titles so it’s still Time and Memories contracts. This makes me feel the explanations of the contract pieces could also be flawed, but with my limited understanding it sounds accurate to me.
If I understand it correctly, there should be an authorized wallet address out there that’s capable of making this alteration as you describe it. Managing the public outreach campaign that we’d kinda need to do before we pulled that plug is not something I’m fond of imagining atm, but even that doesn’t irk me more than the thought of rebases continuing. I’m definitely for this, but would like to see it implemented with care - not just burn it down and sweep the ashes under the rug.
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