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.

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.


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.


“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.


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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