Recently, Breaker Mag published an interview with the Ethereum co-founder, discussing a wide range of issues from fake news to communication concerns
After Buterin’s Devcon4 keynote presentation, Brain Patrick Eha of Breaker Mag approached him for an interview. Eha characterized the ETH founder as a humble and ‘unprepossessing centimillionaire’, ‘without an unkind bone in his own body’.
The interview delved into Buterin’s awareness of his work as Ethereum’s creator and developer, his view on super-quadratic sharding, and some of the lessons he learned for the past five years.
- Around the middle of last year, a thread on 4Chan said Buterin was confirmed dead due to a fatal car crash. During that time, the price of ETH fell. He was asked if he is concerned by the community’s dependence on him.
He replies, in a decentralized system, community reliance on him is ‘definitely a problem’.
- Another question centered on whether or not those who cannot understand mathematical or programming language are in the mercy of those who could?
To which he replies that there is ‘definitely a balance there’. Some concepts are in fact complicated needing decades-long researches. This is why Buterin is not very fond of super-quadratic sharding. And doing quadratic sharding is what he opted to, in order to lessen protocol intricacies.
- For the past five years since Ethereum’s inception, Buterin has learned a life lesson that without addressing the fundamental issue, a dialogue will not resolve a conflict.
The full interview spans a total of 9 Q&A, originally published on Nov, 11 on Breaker Mag.