It is not optional if disabling it exposes you to easily achievable double-spend attacks.
Eric Wall

You are merely moving the goalpost. Your original thesis was that IOTA is “centralized”. If Coordinator can be disabled and yet one can still use the IOTA network (which was even the case at the time of your article), then IOTA is clearly *not* centralized. You can argue it is currently insecure to use without a Coordinator (which most *would* agree with), but it is irresponsible to claim that IOTA is centralized — and it is this “FUD” nature of your argument that is the exact reason why people are upset. If you could be a little more “honest”, i.e. a little less hyperbolic and click-bait-like, then this whole situation would have had much less drama.

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