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Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian software developer. He co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011, and wrote the initial Ethereum whitepaper in 2013.

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Reviews by Vitalik Buterin

πŸ”‘ 6 positive | πŸ’© 7 negative

πŸ”‘

Golem is Airbnb for your CPU :)

2016-12-18 | Full Review

πŸ’©

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

πŸ”‘

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

πŸ’©

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

πŸ”‘

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

2018-05-07 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

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

2018-10-23 | Full Review

πŸ’©

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

πŸ”‘

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

πŸ’©

"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

πŸ’©

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

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