Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

#091 Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum Frontier Launch, Scalability and the Road Ahead

Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

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Close to two years after the initial whitepaper, the revolutionary Ethereum network has finally launched. The decentralized smart contract platform is, without a doubt, the most exciting cryptocurrency project since Bitcoin. The versatile platform with its turing-complete scripting language aspires to power the distributed applications of the future.

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin joined us for the second time to discuss the Frontier Launch, future plans for scalability, governance and the road ahead for the organization and the protocol.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Ethereum’s frontier launch and the upcoming development stages
  • The plans for how to create a scalable blockchain architecture
  • The thinking around transitioning to proof-of-stake
  • The state and new board of the Ethereum Foundation
  • How Ethereum’s development will be funded in the longer term
  • His thoughts on the governance of Ethereum and Bitcoin
  • When private blockchains make sense and if Ethereum
  • What mistakes were made during the development of Ethereum

This episode was hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Sébastien Couture, and is availble on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website.

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