Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum sat down with the MIT Technology Review in a recent interview at the recent Ethereum Developer Conference hosted in Prague, Czech Republic. In the interview, the founder explained why the network can only be truly decentralized after it stops looking to him for answers. The 24-year-old has been the unofficial ‘CEO’ of the Ethereum project since he proposed the creation of the network late in 2013. Nevertheless, he revealed to the MIT Technology Review, that it was time for him to start fading into the background to allow the community to grow to its full potential in a decentralised manner.This begs the question of whether Buterin is getting ready to leave Ethereum.During the interview, one Twitter user interpreted his words of fading away Buterin planning an exit strategy similar to how Dan Larimer has left several crypto and blockchain projects. As said by Ethereum World News, Larimer developed the blockchain technology of Graphene that powers BitShare and the Steem token, Larimer left the project to start Steemit after he founded BitShares in 2013. Then in 2017, he left Steemit and joined Block.one as it Chief Technology Officer and spearheaded a successful crowdfunding to create EOS and he is still the CTO at EOS to this day. In the tweet, he accused Buterin of planning his exit strategically and prompted his to reply and correct his theories.
1. I am not leaving. No plans to stop or reduce blog posts / ethresearch posts / github commits.
2. Vitalik is "in charge": ETH is centralized! Vitalik is not "in charge": Vitalik is pulling a Dan Larimer! This is why BTC maximalists have zero credibility.
As you can see from the above tweet, Buterin responded saying that he isn’t leaving the company and that he is ‘in charge’.But despite this confirmation from the founder of ETH it still makes you think whether Ethereum could survive without Buterin. What do you think? Let us know what you think down below in the comments!