Of course they need to ask for funding. As their funding period was for a given period. It is normal.People have to get paid and some one needs to inform the world about NEM/SYMBOL and drive progress. NEM funding is quite small, so not sure why complaining about it. At least you get updates, some other places do not give a sh**, at least you have interactive response to some of your questions vs buying stocks and can only ask questions once every year. Lighten up a bit, this attitude is counter productive and waste of time if unfounded. You ask solid questions sometime and as a Nember I like it, cause tough questions has to be asked, but there is a small line between tough questions and complaining. One needs to keep one-self in check and not always speak up to everything.