*12/19/2017 AMA Question
We have no plans currently for such a move.
We do recognize the value of moving to a native token on Dragonchain. However, we won't plan such a move until necessary infrastructure is available (e.g. wallets, standardized currency features, and Dragonchain specific capabilities)...
I would expect that when/if we do it, it would be in the form of a swap and not a fork.
Keep in mind that Dragonchain uses BTC and ETH in its consensus process and using ERC20 standard tokens happened to be both pragmatic (for infrastructure) and provide a good demonstration of the architecture.
WRT scaling and the use of ETH, people should know that though the Dragon is ERC20, we will have interesting scaling capabilities (: hopefully someone asks a scaling question :)