Vitalik Buterin on EOS

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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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EOS is a cryptocurrency focused on smart contracts and decentralized applications. It focuses around scalability and eliminating fees for users.

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EOS reviews by Vitalik Buterin

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    "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

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    Now, the latest scandal in DPoS (delegated proof of stake) land seems to be substantially worse. Because the delegate rewards in EOS are now so high (5% annual inflation, about $400m per year), the competition on who gets to run nodes has essentially become yet another frontier of U.S.-China geopolitical economic warfare. . . . The EOS New York community’s response seems to be that they have issued a strongly worded letter to the world stating that buying votes will be against the constitution.

    2018-03-28 | Full Review

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Synthetic assets have existed for a long time and it's clear that they work, modulo the tradeoff between tail risk and capital inefficiency. That's all stablecoins are....DAI is about getting exposure to the dollar without holding it.

2018-04-21 | 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

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In EOS, a few complete strangers can freeze what users thought was their money. Under the EOS protocol, you must trust a "constitutional" organization comprised of people you will likely never get to know. The EOS "constitution" is socially unscalable and a security hole.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2018-06-19 | Full Review


We’re still talking about EOS like it’s a utility token/commodity. I don’t understand why it needs to be held in reserve at an $11 billion valuation pre-launch.

2018-04-24 | Full Review


None of them [blockchains] are fast enough for industrial strength. We have one that just started called EOS, and that will be one of the first fast blockchains. One of the reasons why I think EOS has a shot is because it has a $5 billion-$6 billion war chest.

2018-06-06 | Full Review

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