At the recently hosted Ethereum (ETH) Developer Conference hosted in Prague, MIT Technology Review had the chance to interview Vitalik Buterin. Vitalik explained in the interview the reasons why the network can only be decentralized after it ended relying upon him.
Vitalik Buterin was the unofficial “CEO” of the Ethereum project only at 24 and he is the one who proposed the creation of the project in 2013. Still, he revealed that he needs to go a bit in the shadow. The reason, to let the community grow at his potential in a more decentralized manner.
Accused of exiting the project
From this interview, a Twitter user elucidated that does “fading away” words, seemed like a good strategy of exit. Very similar to Dan Larimer, who left many crypto and blockchain projects in past.
Furthermore, Dan Larimer developed the technology behind of Graphene who’s powering Steem token and Bitshares. In 2013 after he started BitShares, he closely left to start Steemit. And not too far in March 2017, he left Steemit. After this one, he joined Block.one being the CTO where he had successful crowdfunding to create EOS. Dan remained the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at EOS.
The famous tweet accusing Vitalik of his plan of existing came with a fast response right from him. In this way he debunked all the theories of him leaving.
Looks like @VitalikButerin is getting ready to pull a @DanLarimer. Exited!!. People continue to NOT understand what a Decentralized #Blockchain is & why #Bitcoin does NOT compete w/ nonsense like #Ethereum $ETH or #EOS $EOS, it compets w/ $USD $EUR $GOLDhttps://t.co/DM1KsqUp2r
— Tone Vays [@Bitcoin] (@ToneVays) November 2, 2018
Will Vitalik take a Back Seat?
A question that is hunting many Ethereum enthusiasts and developers, if the network can survive without Vitalik. However, another Twitter user replied to the above tweet. He declared that human psychology might not accept this simple fact that an inspiring leader can leave.
I fully agree with you, it was open bashing regardless of the subject.
The real issue is interesting tho. Are people really ready or really want decentralization?
It looks like they want leaders, even if that undermines the core value of the system. They just want price action.
— Moshe Malawach (@MosheMalawach) November 2, 2018
Discrimination between Justin Sun and Tron Project
Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron, planned to sit back from the Tron project. This happened when the Super Representatives were elected to take care of all the bugs connected to the network. Still, in a smart move greeted by many, he ran and won. He took one of the 27th seats of the Super Representatives of the Tron network. Moreover, he communicates with this community through Twitter each day.
While we are dissecting Vitalik’s response to the tweet, he’s working on his plan to contribute to the project.
What are your thoughts regarding Vitalik’s idea of decentralized Ethereum network? Do you believe that Ethereum can survive without Him? Leave your thoughts in the comment section right below.
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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.
While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.
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In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.
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These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.
Documentation is key!
There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting. Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.
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