21 - Ethereum: Past, Present, Future | Vitalik Buterin
Inside the episode
Ethereum turns 5 on July 30th! That's 5 years of history. Five years of progress. Time enough to change the world?
We sit down with Vitalik Buterin and walk through Ethereum's past, present, and future. Has the vision changed? Has ETH earned its price? What about monetary policy? How's Vitalik feeling about the future?
Is ETH a triple-point asset?
It seems clear that Vitalik believes the Ethereum community is its strongest asset. This band of Athenians isn't just here to vanquish foes, it's here to build a digital civilization for the world. Not burn it down. Build it up.
Vitalik believes crypto is standing strong as one of the few remaining things that are genuinely international. And as we witness the balkanization of the digital world, the open door to cooperation that Ethereum provides is exactly what humanity needs in order to thrive in the 21st century.
Happy 5th Birthday Ethereum! 🎂
The world needs you now more than ever.
How Vitalik's feeling about Ethereum
Times when Vitalik was far less optimistic
Has Ethereum matched the original vision?
Identity in an independent digital civilization
Does Vitalik like or hate DeFi?
Vitalik's biggest concern for DeFi
Thoughts on liquidity mining
The goods & bads of speculation
Have we earned the price?
3 problems we face now
Spartans vs Athenians - who wins?
Is Ethereum a nation, a religion, a technology?
How Etheruem is like Briton
ETH THE ASSET
Is ETH a triple point asset?
Solidifying ETH's monetary policy
LIGHTNING ROLLUP ROUND
Gas fees are too high?
ETH flippening BTC?
Low hanging fruit?
His favorite ETH killer?
- https://ethereum.org/en/whitepaper/?ref=bankless.ghost.io">The Ethereum whitepaper
- https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1240365047421054976?ref=bankless.ghost.io">Roadmap for Ethereum
- https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-basics/monetary-policy/?ref=bankless.ghost.io">Ethereum's monetary policy (it's https://bankless.ghost.io/eths-monetary-policy-is-underrated">underrated!)