3 Things I Learned From Vitali Buterin Over the Weekend

Vitalik Buterin (pictured above), the Russian-Canadian creator of Ethereum, is arguably the most successful of the hundreds of copycat cryptocurrencies to have emerged in the seven years since bitcoin rose to prominence FT's Chloe Cornish says.

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Vitalik Buterin (pictured above), “the Russian-Canadian creator of Ethereum, [is] arguably the most successful of the hundreds of copycat cryptocurrencies to have emerged in the seven years since bitcoin rose to prominence,” FT’s Chloe Cornish says.
Over the weekend I stumbled on Vitali Buterin’s interview with the FT Weekend. These are my main takeaways.

1. Buterin welcommed mainstream investment in blockchain.

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Cryptocurrencies came as a sort of a cultural shift. But  Buterin is pragmatic: People “aren’t that different from people anywhere else. (…) [E]ven if your goal is to overthrow parts of the establishment, you want to have and present an image of why this is driving human progress.” (Pic: Pixabay)

2. Buterin ridicules bitcoin millionaires.

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“It’s the luck of the draw, where everyone who won the draw seems to feel like they deserved it for being smarter.” (Pic: Visual.ly)

3. Life extension solutions could be ready by 2060.

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So, what would he do with eternal life, the journalist ask. “The most important thing is to enjoy it,” Buterin said. (Pic: Pixabay)

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