We were looking into governance-and-consensus participation stats for the current Governance period and noticed a few Algorand inc addresses are marked “NotParticipating”. In the docs we see this:
goal account marknonparticipating¶
Permanently mark an account as not participating (i.e. offline and earns no rewards)
Permanently mark an account as not participating (as opposed to Online or Offline). Once marked, the account can never go online or offline, it is forever nonparticipating, and it will never earn rewards on its balance.
Why is this option available? What is it… for?