Vitalik Buterin Archives - The Defiant
Buterin Likes the Idea of ‘Network States’ Built Around the Blockchain
The Ethereum founder shares his thoughts on Balaji Srinivasan’s recently released book ‘Network State’.
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Defends Algo-Stables
Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin said that algorithmic stablecoins should be scrutinized according to how they fare under extreme market conditions, and whether they can safely wind down when hype falls away. Despite the recent collapse of UST and LUNA, which knocked UST from its $1 peg and wiped billions from the market, Buterin argued in …
Vitalik Proposes Soulbound Tokens as Web3 Credentials of the Future
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin recently proposed a new kind of token standard that will help users gain insights into others’ real-world activities, accomplishments, likes and dislikes.
Polygon Taps Zero-Knowledge Proofs For New Identity Service
Polygon Embraces ZK in Anticipation of Ethereum’s PoS Shift
UkraineDAO Raises $7M and Builds Global Network of Supporters, Says Co-Founder Alona
Alona, a co-founder of UkraineDAO, told The Defiant the group is rapidly building a global network of supporters for the embattled nation.
Vitalik Buterin on Building a Base Layer for the Global Economy Without Compromising on Decentralization
Vitalik Buterin wrote the Ethereum white paper when he was just 19. His aim was simple yet comprehensive, to create a ‘world computer’ that was designed to be a flexible base layer for all online applications without the need of any third party. Since its inception in 2015, Ethereum has become the most active and largest smart contracts …
Vitalik Sounds Alarm on Security of Cross-chain Bridges
Vitalik Buterin weighed in with concerns on the security of cross-chain bridges.
Vitalik Cheers NFTs, Layer 2s, and Previews Ethereum 2.0 in Podcast
Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin weighed in on NFTs, Layers 2s, and Ethereum 2.0 in a podcast.
Tokens Don’t Make a Democracy: Buterin Critiques On-Chain Voting
Vitalik Buterin, criticized the state of on-chain governance today on his blog, arguing blockchain projects have become overly reliant on token-based voting as they try to become more decentralized. Buterin wrote: “The most important thing that can be done today is moving away from the idea that coin voting is the only legitimate form of …
Optimism and Buterin Tap Profit-Motive to Accelerate Public Goods for DeFi, Sparking Debate
Gitcoin rustles up millions of dollars in funding to support Ethereum developers. Lighthouse gives away Ethereum 2.0 software. And EthHub provides educational services on the Ethereum ecosystem gratis. These endeavors are known as public goods, and no surprise, Defiers love them, and want more of them. But influential voices in DeFi, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik …
Vitalik Says UNI Should Become an Oracle Token
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin made a proposal for Uniswap’s UNI token to become an oracle price token for ETH/USD so as to allow the DeFi eco-system to ‘mark to market’ its fair value, thus providing a more robust mechanism for smart contract execution. He says that the pricing oracle should be modeled along the lines …
Vitalik Whiplashes Holders of SHIB Meme Coin and Sells Tokens for Charity
ETH’s and BTC’s impressive recent growth had nothing on dog-based meme coins ––at least until Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, stepped in to sell a large chunk of the token’s total supply to give the proceeds to charity. GameStop stock and Dogecoin have proven memes have real market power. But the thing about meme coins is …