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One of Vitalik's best posts is about onebag. However, where Vitalik optimizes for cm3, many of us optimize for quality-of-life/cm3. This ties into my last comment about poor appreciation of subjectivity in crypto. Numbers are boring, it's qualitative discourse that's uniquely human. https://bitly.cx/fqUd
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Having participated in dozens of (non-crypto) communities, my personal opinion is ethereum is about average, though definitely a lot better than other crypto. The area with a very large scope for improvement, is in "open discourse" of subjective matters. https://warpcast.com/vitalik.eth/0x7cb27023
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"This is just a tool, don't care how people use it" is sociopathic behaviour Developers and community builders must design and build their protocols to favour positive outcomes, or they'll continue infested by scum of the earth as crypto has for the last decade We must do a whole lot better, not turn a blind eye
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I've been shouting against the predatory SBF-style low-float/high-FDV token drip feed model becoming industry standard for many years now, Ekubo is a pretty interesting alternative, which has 33% circulating at genesis, 67% circulating within ~2.5 months, and "only" 33% to insiders Disclaimer: don't hold any
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The most impactful use of ZKPs would be converting existing registries of various types (particularly, government registries) to be privacy-preserving (under specified conditions) and verifiable (granularly) Better experience and privacy for billions of people, and simultaneously more efficient law enforcement
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My attempt to define "strict global consensus": - A strictly ordered and objective list of transactions, - that everyone on the network agrees to exactly, - in near real time If some element of an application necessarily requires these, use blockchains; for everything else there are much better solutions
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Plutocracies are not "decentralization" Scamming is not "freedom" The 1% shilling their degen bags and extracting wealth from 99% is not "meritocracy" No more excuses for rampant negative outcomes in crypto, there must be positive action to design better systems and instill more optimistic social & cultural values
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P2P + ZK - blockchain offers significantly superior decentralization, efficiency, privacy, verifiability, censorship-resistance and permanence The *only* thing blockchains are good for is strict global consensus Alas, many apps are being compromised into blockchains because of financial incentives over rational ones
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Re: blob utilization: - Saturation is taking longer than I expected - Execution is the very harsh bottleneck as expected - Original 4844 spec, 1 MB, or 3x current, is ample for valuable txs for years to come. "4844 and Done" is real - L1 PeerDAS & EigenDA are cool; but execution, novel apps, user acq. must be priority
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~5% of the world's population that have an outsized presence on Farcaster seem to find these to be hot takes But these have always been true for most of Asia, and also largely true of Europe and Africa Lots of other not-very-civilized things in Asia though, IMO as an Asian https://warpcast.com/vitalik.eth/0xc6c8afaf
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Blockchains are just another centralizing tool, with the default outcome significantly worse than traditional incumbents - removing all the democratic checks and balances, replacing them with grotesque plutocratic control It takes significant will and effort for a blockchain to realise its decentralizing potential
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Farcaster got the tech right, but the Farcaster community is making very similar mistakes to Steem All I'll say is: Definancialize
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Top 3 unsolved problems and under-researched areas in infra, IMHO: 1) Transaction quality trilemma ... 2) Single-thread bottleneck (parallelize transactions on the same smart contract across multiple threads & machines/seqnrs) 3) State hibernation (long-term sustainability) https://warpcast.com/polynya/0xcb430c27
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Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore Riding through the land Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore Without a merry band He steals from the poor And gives to the rich Stupid bitch
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A virtuous & positively reinforcing culture ("social layer") is ever more critical for communities without checks and balances like crypto It's the only recourse to crypto's default state of "will be evil because no one gives a fuck" (Relying on extra-crypto mechanisms as with SBF should not be an excuse)
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A key motivation for investigating & writing about blockchain games was as a potential avenue to channel degeneracy in a less harmful Alas, obviously, it's not about fun or accomplishment - it's pure greed, and greed will follow the most degenerate and predatory path https://warpcast.com/vitalik.eth/0x12be33f8
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I deserve all the criticism and hate for my last blog post, but I just want to be clear: I've never been more optimistic about the good side of crypto, and I have the utmost respect for those building useful, sustainable products in an avalanche of noise. I'll be around, and my DMs will be open.
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There are only 3 things I hate in the world - bigotry, financial degeneracy and doomerism Somehow, they have managed to combine all three At this point, it's clear there's never going to be any cultural shift - no one cares, crypto will forever remain the cesspit of humanity Respect to those building useful stuff
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Anyone who uses the "study this, lesson that" meme is probably a degen ape who gets bored after reading the first 3 sentences of a whitepaper and just apes in
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