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Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Ethereum Foundation

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Vitalik Buterin

Creator of Ethereum

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Anthony Di Iorio

Co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of Jaxx

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Mathias Groennebaek

Founder and CEO at Braveno

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Joseph Lubin

Founder of ConsenSys

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Alex Van De Sande

UX Designer at the Ethereum Foundation

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Gavin Wood

Founder of Parity Technologies

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Vlad Zamfir

Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation

Reviews by Ethereum Foundation people

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It is all a trap for retail investors to get robbed.

Stellar is there because Stellar and Ripple are equally Ponzi schemes. Stellar is a Ripple fork started by Jed McCaleb, the guy who started Mt. Gox. Jed is the king of getting hacked and disappearing with the money.

2018-01-06 | Full Review


IOTA is garbage.

2018-03-31 | Full Review


Tether is still shady as fuck though, but as a principle it could be applied to other tokens and is an interesting development.

2018-04-04 | Full Review


Decred is not worth spending time and resources pursuing because it does not present anything unique or worthwhile.

2015-12-29 | Full Review


Golem is Airbnb for your CPU :)

2016-12-18 | Full Review


I'm fine with Ethereum Classic existing. I'm just saying that I'm not interested in putting my own effort toward it.

2016-08-05 | Full Review


I consider BCH a legitimate contender for the Bitcoin name. I consider Bitcoin's *failure* to raise block sizes to keep fees reasonable to be a large (non-consensual) change to the "original plan", morally tantamount to a hard fork.

2017-11-13 | Full Review


I'm trying to understand how Praos accomplishes semi-synchronous consensus....However, even in this case, you're getting semi-synchronous chain growth, not semi-synchronous safety, as if there is a situation where a node accepts a block as finalized, and then network latency suddenly increases sharply (eg. it keeps rising exponentially), then an attacker chain could outgrow it. So it's not quite the same thing that you can get with traditional BFT-inspired algorithms...

2018-07-29 | Full Review


Honestly, I don't understand the whole EOS thing. Why people decided out of all the companies in the world that could run a federated permissioned ledger that it should be one run by people with a track record of borderline fraud I will never understand.

2018-07-20 | Full Review


I think Augurs approach leaves something to be desired. Disincentivizing it by demonetizing it is not strong enough IMO.

2018-07-24 | Full Review


I like Zcash because I think private unmediated digital cash is incredibly important for a cashless society. They have more expertise with zk-SNARKs than anyone in the space (not counting the SCIPR Lab). Worst thing about Zcash is they want to call hard forks "network upgrades."

2017-11-30 | Full Review


If I was doing anything seriously privacy-demanding, I'd probably go for Zcash first.

2018-05-07 | Full Review


If you want full crypto-decentralization, DAI still exists and works great.

2018-10-23 | Full Review


Ethereum Classic is what happens when original developers and a whole community decide to leave an old chain to die on the side of the road. Instead, it survived and came back with a vengeance. It’s inspiring, really.

2018-06-17 | Full Review


Full nodes on the Bitcoin blockchain store every transaction made going back to the zero block; full nodes on the Ethereum blockchain additionally store the static code (if any) associated with a given account and that code’s current state in storage.

2016-01-06 | Full Review


A zero knowledge DAI implementation working live on the main chain: …
Programmable, private, stable. We're slowing approaching the holy grail of currencies.

2018-11-30 | Full Review


Bancor is all the risk of a centralized exchange, with none of the benefits like instant multilateral execution, and settlement guarantees. The worst of both worlds.

2018-07-10 | Full Review


Gnosis isn’t an Augur clone. Gnosis is doing great work independent from Augur and it’s great to have more than one company working on prediction markets.

2018-05-19 | Full Review


I like to hate on Ripple as much as the next guy, but in the interest of accuracy, Ripple the company can't directly freeze Ripples; they can censor transactions on the validating nodes they control, and gateways can freeze Ripples. That's what happened to Jed [McCaleb] on Bitstamp.

2018-12-14 | Full Review


Tezos has less checks and balances than off-chain governance in BTC or ETH because it disenfranchises node operators of their role in governance.

2018-02-12 | Full Review


The whole premise the OmiseGo decentralized exchange is built on is flawed. You can't have an efficient market without execution guarantees. Plasma relies on bonding, fraud proofs, and penalizing, which only provides execution guarantee under the assumption of no bad actors.

2017-12-12 | Full Review


I have my disagreements with the Bitcoin roadmap, PoW, etc but they're trying to do something that's genuinely cool tech. BSV is a pure dumpster fire.

2018-12-25 | Full Review


Right now my favorite token model is OMG-style staking tokens. Reasons:

- Not a medium-of-exchange token
- Clear valuation model (expected discounted future transaction fees minus the node operation cost)
- Requires running a node to get returns, not passive income (so more legally defensible)

2017-12-11 | Full Review


"EOS is secure because the hegemon has a lot of power and can counterbalance the bad people"

Hmm, what other class of systems is that the security model of?

2018-09-29 | Full Review


I created a secret phrase that I can write down anywhere, and then that can be real gold storage! Thinking about that makes everything seem awesome!

2018-04-17 | Full Review


I strongly disagree with many of IOTA's technical decisions (trinary, custom hash functions, POW on transactions), and find some of their behavior deeply egregious to the point where it goes beyond mere negligence. The "security flaw as copy protection" thing is particularly offensive, and makes it difficult to trust the current dev team.

2017-09-26 | Full Review


Bitcoin was an important part of getting this technology recognised, largely through the socially-sensitive MVP of a currency. However it didn’t really capture the imagination of developers in general.

2015-11-18 | Full Review


Algorand is so asynchronous safety, a more than half honest assumption, no incentive mechanism design...

2017-09-10 | Full Review


On chain governance is a disaster -- coin vote based governance [as in Cosmos] is a disenfranchises everyone who doesn't have coins -- even those with only a small amount.

2019-06-22 | Full Review


Polkadot's design hits both [interoperability] and scalability. Indeed in a very real sense they're actually two sides of the same coin (pun intended :-P). In that sense, we're quite confident that the design will handily outperform other sharded systems (&, obviously, non-sharded systems).

The initial challenge for teams building these shards/parachains is that there will not be unlimited capacity for them at launch, rather they will be added progressively as the network grows.

2019-12-23 | Full Review