Today, September 2 Vitalik Buterin answers followers’ questions through a Twitter AMA (Ask Me Anything). The youngest crypto billionaire has already expressed his views towards different blockchain and DeFi projects, Ethereum's development, NFTs, and more.
Doing a random twitter experiment just on this day. Only the 268 people I follow can reply to this tweet. Feel free to ask things and I'll talk about anything crypto or non-crypto related.— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 1, 2021
Two questions were about his regrets about Ethereum. As an answer, Vitalik Buterin said his main repentance is the 8 cofounders thing, making partnership decisions fast and nondiscriminatory in particular.
In July 2015 Buterin co-founded Ethereum with poker coach Mihai Alise, Canadian businessman Anthony Di Iorio, developer Jeffrey Wilcke, mathematician and the founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson, innovator Amir Chetrit, founder of software-production studio ConsenSys Joseph Lubin, and Gavin Wood, the inventor of Solidity programming language, Polkadot and Kusama projects.
The whole "8 cofounders" thing (and choosing them so quickly and nondiscriminately).— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 2, 2021
When asked what was the hardest lesson Buterin learned since the foundation of Ethereum, Buterin said he understood that people are harder to collaborate in small groups than he thought. According to Buterin, it's impossible to get everyone to sit together and get on, mostly at times of huge incentive disagreements.
People are harder to tightly coordinate in small groups than I expected. You can't just get everyone to sit around in a circle, see each other's inherent goodness and get along, especially when huge incentive conflicts are at play.— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 1, 2021
Vitalik said if he wasn't into crypto he would possibly be building a social media network.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk participated in an AMA asking a question not about crypto but about love. Specifically, Musk asked ``What is love?”, to which Buterin answered “X AE A-12 don't hurt me”. Pronounced, "X Ash A Twelve," it’s Elon Musk’s son’s name.