We (LunaNova) would like to thank everyone who worked hard to develop and implement GIP-0002.
It took far longer than expected but this was not down to a lack of effort or bad intentions. Now implemented, it enables Indexers to access rewards to cover costs incurred and fund investment necessary to handle Subgraph migration and growth of the network.
However, we recently discovered that those delegating via a token-lock contract are still in the same situation Indexers were in pre GIP-0002 and unable to access any GRT rewards without unstaking everything and waiting 28 days.
Whilst delegators do not have the capital and operational expenses that Indexers have, they will incur tax liabilities in most jurisdictions and it is unfair that they cannot access some of their GRT rewards to settle these without significant inconvenience.
We therefore wanted to highlight this issue because this is clearly impractical and cannot be what was intended when the network was in its design stages. It is important that a suitable solution be developed and implemented at the earliest opportunity, alongside the next set of upgrades to the smart contracts.