149 - Ethereum in 2023 with Vitalik Buterin
Inside the episode
In today’s episode, Vitalik unpacks his recent essay, “What in the Ethereum application ecosystem excites me,” and his thoughts around why crypto villains are getting worse, what Ethereum’s most scalable use case is, why he plans to say ‘Ethereum’ rather than ‘crypto’ in 2023, how Ethereum solves the big bad identity problem, and why he thinks “simple DeFi good, complicated DeFi bad.”
Every episode with Vitalik is a must-listen and this one is no different.
7:44 Vitalik’s 2022 Crypto Reflections
17:31 Was 2022 More Unusual?
25:58 Esperanto, Linux, & Crypto
34:57 Advice for the Crypto Space
38:31 Permissionless Commons Criticism
45:54 2022 Lessons Learned by Vitalik
52:22 Vitalik’s Recent Blog Post
1:00:00 Why Do We Need Crypto Money?
1:10:29 Where the Opportunity in Crypto is
1:24:29 DAOs & Governance Innovation
1:31:05 Hybrid Applications
1:36:30 Accelerating the Good Things
1:41:05 Vitalik’s Role in 2023
1:44:48 Action Items & Disclaimer
- Vitalik Buterin
- What in the Ethereum Application Ecosystem Excites Me - Vitalik https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/12/05/excited.html
- Why I’m Less Than Infinitely Hostile to Cryptocurrency - Astral Codex Ten https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/why-im-less-than-infinitely-hostile
- Vitalik’s Other Bankless Appearances