- The 24-year-old of the Ethereum project originally proposed the creation of the network late in 2013.
- Buterin has kept to his word and is still at Ethereum and is working hard to make it better than ever!
In the past, the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin has sat down in many interviews to discuss all things related to the decentralised network. The unofficial ‘CEO’ has gone onto explain in an MIT interview as to why the network can only be truly decentralised after it stops looking to him for answers.
The 24-year-old of the Ethereum project originally proposed the creation of the network late in 2013. Even so, he revealed that it was time for him to start taking a back seat for Ethereum rather than being full-on. This will allow the community to grow and grow in a decentralised way.
This sparks up the query as to whether Buterin is getting ready to leave Ethereum.
Some Twitter users took his words of taking a back seat as Buterin planning an exit strategy similar to how Dan Larimer has left numerous blockchain projects.
Dan ended up developing the blockchain tech of Graphene that gave fuel to BitShare and the Steem coin but he ended up leaving the project to start Steemit after he founded BitShares in 2013. Then two years ago, he went onto leave Steemit and joined Block.one as it Chief Technology Officer (which had an exciting year, to say the least!) and marched a successful crowdfunding to create EOS.
In a tweet aimed towards Buterin, he accused him of planning his exit strategically and prompted him to reply and correct his speculation.
“Looks like @VitalikButerin is getting ready to pull a @DanLarimer. Exited!!. People continue to NOT understand what a Decentralized #Blockchain is & why #Bitcoin does NOT compete w/ nonsense like #Ethereum $ETH or #EOS $EOS, it compets w/ $USD $EUR $GOLD”
Responding to the tweet, Buterin said:
- I am not leaving. No plans to stop or reduce blog posts / ethresearch posts / github commits.
- 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.”
This was an interview, Buterin did last year but one year on and to this day, Buterin has kept to his word and is still at Ethereum and is working hard to make it better than ever! It makes you question what the protocol would be like without Buterin overlooking it. If you take his words for granted then it would be more decentralised!