Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum 2.0 Presents a ‘Much Harder’ Challenge Than We Thought

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says he would “freely admit” that Ethereum 2.0 is “much harder” to implement from a technical perspective than he had expected.

Buterin made his remarks during a debate with Bitcoin maximalist Samson Mow on Peter McCormack’s podcast on Aug. 16.

During the debate, the trio discussed the reasons for the “open warfare” between the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks and whether the latter will be able to deliver on its many promises.

McCormack, who is self-avowedly “not far off” from a Bitcoin maximalist position, asked Buterin:

“Do you ever feel like Ethereum has become a much more challenging project or idea than you originally envisaged, and potentially, you’ve bitten more than you can chew? And that it gets to the point where there’s no turning back?”

“I definitely freely admit that Ethereum 2.0 is much harder than we expected to implement from a technical perspective,” Buterin said. He continued:

“I definitely don’t think that we discovered any fundamental flaws that make it impossible and I do think it will be finished. It’s just a matter of time and it’s actually been progressing quite quickly lately.”

Speaking candidly about how he expects the project to develop, Buterin aded that it’s likely some Ethereum applications may fail, while others succeed. But he sees these ebbs and flows in the project’s multiple aspects as being independent of each other… Read More

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When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, 'Okay, this thing is too good to be true.' As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good - fundamentally, completely sound