Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin provides surprising insights on Twitter and answers numerous questions from users.


Elon Musk: “What is love?”

Ethereum CEO Vitalik Buterin usually comments predominantly on crypto-related topics on Twitter. Now the Russian-Canadian programmer has started an “experiment” on the social medium, like himself scrive. In a new thread, Buterin answers all the questions of the users he follows – and reveals, among other things, what he regrets most about Ethereum.

The most prominent question comes from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He wants to know:

“What is love?“

Buterin’s answer is a joking allusion to the disco hit of the same name from the 90s, combined with the name of Musk’s youngest child-“X AE A – 12”. Buterine:

“X AE A-12 don’t hurt me…”

This set the stage for the surprise AMA (“Ask Me Anything”). But in the thread is not only joked, many users also ask interesting questions, to which Buterin knows how to answer insightfully. “Three Arrows Capital” founder Zhu Su, for example, wants to know how Ethereum could cooperate with Dogecoin – and what interests Buterin in the project. The Ethereum founder explains this:

“Personally, I hope that Doge will soon be on [Proof of Stake] can convert, perhaps with Ethereum code. I also hope that they will increase the annual output of 5 billion [Proof of Work] not delete, but put in a kind of DAO that funds global public goods. That would go well with Dogecoin’s non-greedy and healthy ethos.“

Buterin: That’s what I regret most about Ethereum

Avalanche inventor (AVAX) Emin Gün Sirer, on the other hand, asks Buterin: What lesson did he learn from Ethereum? Buterin replies: that people in small groups are harder to coordinate than expected. Because:

“You can’t just get everyone to sit in a circle, see the good in the other and get along, especially when there are big incentive conflicts at play.“

When Buterin is asked what he regrets most about Ethereum, he responds with:

“The whole thing with the’ 8 co-founders ‘ (and that they were chosen so quickly and indiscriminately).“

Buterin alludes to the wild early days of Ethereum: At that time, it was discussed whether Ethereum should be built as a non-profit organization or rather as a profit-oriented company. A hot topic on which the spirits parted. Finally, the Ethereum Foundation was launched.

Finally, the question: why this experiment? Buterin laughs, writes:

“I wanted to see if there was even a format in which Twitter could still be a useful conversation platform for me.“

Ethereum (ETH), meanwhile, continues to move towards new highs: after rising around 6% over the past 24 hours, cryptocurrency number 2 (to buy from eToro or Libertex) is trading at $ 3,750.

ETH’s 5-day chart shows: The ETH bulls are trying to push the coin to new highs. Source: