Vitalik Buterin Says IBM Is ‘Missing the Point’ About Blockchain

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has a lot to say about blockchain, as well as believing IBM is “missing the point.”

In this age of political correctness, it’s refreshing when someone actually speaks their mind. Vitalik Buterin has no problem expressing his opinions, such as calling out Craig Wright. Quartz spoke to Buterin at Devcon, the Ethereum developer conference, where he expressed quite a few views on the current and future state of blockchain technology.

Vitalik Buterin Throws Some Shade at IBM

One interesting facet of the interview was how some entities were using Ethereum and blockchain to generate hype for projects that could more easily be done through alternative means, such as a database. Buterin thinks such projects can be undertaken just for marketing hype, but he also says that even if the project is done in earnest, deciding to use blockchain instead of other alternatives can lead to a “lot of wasted time.”


He notes one particular project he considers…

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2018-12-01 15:00:33

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