While a lot of open source projects are based on volunteers around the world, who contribute to the project; in the long term, the core/founding team may need to sustain itself with the support of the project.
In a DEX since the fees earned will only be in crypto - can a DEX only be created :
- With a team which is only made of volunteers who do not take anything in return to sustain themselves? OR
- In countries where bitcoin/crypto can be used to buy daily needs/groceries, to sustain the team members OR
- In countries where crypto to fiat can be done easily
I am looking to understand if it is possible for a DEX organization to compensate it’s engineers, who may be in countries where crypto is not available to sustain daily needs; and so they would depend on fiat. And so any crypto fee earnings cannot be given to the team as compensation.