Ethereum 

60% Tell Vitalik Buterin ‘No’ to Ethereum Reversing Transactions

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has sparked controversy among cryptocurrency users after suggesting developers could reverse transactions.  Buterin’s community feedback falls flat In a Twitter survey on Oct. 26, Buterin quizzed followers about their opinion of reversing chain activity in the event of a major hack of an exchange or similar entity.  “Suppose a popular smart contract wallet that a large portion of the ETH community uses gets hacked. This could be reverted by reverting all chain activity since the hack and doing a DAO-style HF to recover the funds,” he…

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Bitcoin 

Google’s Quantum Computer Still Far From Useful, Says Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is not at all impressed by the perceived threat Bitcoin (BTC) faces from Google’s quantum computer. Buterin took to Twitter on Oct. 23, where he commented on the news that Google had achieved quantum supremacy, meaning that a quantum computer has solved a mathematical calculation that would take any traditional computer millenia to solve. Buterin shared a seemingly snarky analogy: “My one-sentence impression of recent quantum supremacy stuff so far is that it is to real quantum computing what hydrogen bombs are to nuclear fusion. Proof…

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Ethereum 

PoS Will Make Ethereum More Secure Than Bitcoin, Says Vitalik Buterin

After the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm will be implemented in Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain, it would become more secure and costly to attack than Bitcoin (BTC), co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated. Buterin has voiced this opinion during Devcon 5, the Ethereum developers conference that took place in Osaka on Oct. 8–11. He specifically noted that — after the transition to PoS — higher cost of a potential attack would make Ethereum the safer network of the two. Some men just want to watch the blockchain burn Buterin started his presentation by…

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Ethereum 

Buterin Supports BTC-ETH Mix, as Future of Crypto Is ‘Pluralist’

Ethereum co-founder said that the future of crypto is pluralist in response to a recent proposal of mixing Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) with Ethereum. Blockade Games using Bitcoin LN as an interface for Ethereum contracts On July 31, blockchain-focused game developer Blockade Games posted an article on implementation of Bitcoin LN as an interface for Ethereum contracts in order to enable instant payments in Bitcoin, while simultaneously triggering a series of events on Ethereum, or any other chain. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted on the news on Aug. 2,…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes Creating On-Chain Ether Mixer

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed creating an on-chain smart contract-based ether mixer in a note on collaborative development platform HackMD on May 24. In his note, Buterin argues that the Ethereum ecosystem needs more privacy, and points out that the default behavior is to do everything through a single account, allowing for all of the user’s activities to be linked to each other. Furthermore, he notes that simply spreading the ether across multiple addresses is not a solution, since the transactions sending ETH to those wallets connect them.…

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Ethereum 

Vitalik Buterin Tweets ETH Development Proposals After Elon Musk’s ‘Ethereum’ Tweet Bait

Technology entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sparked a conversation with ether (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin with his laconic one-word tweet “Ethereum” on April 29. The tweet, which Musk swiftly ironized by adding “jk” within the same thread, prompted Buterin to extend an invitation to Musk for Ethereum’s DevCon in October. In response, Musk asked Buterin the question, “What should be developed on Ethereum?” Buterin listed five of his top picks for the network’s developments, peppered with references to his own past Twitter threads and Ethereum research content. Foremost…

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