Hi guys, I am relatively new to the cryptospace and I looked into Bitcoin and Monero already. In my eyes Monero is what Bitcoin wanted to be when it was created. It is more private and the transactions are faster. But for me a downside is, that there is a central developers team with Monero and I asked myself, if those developers can meddle with the code, after the coin is released to the public? So is Monero not decentralized? That would be a turn-off for me.
On a different note: Are there advances of speeding up the transaction time, like the Lightning Network does for Bitcoin?