Vitalik Buterin Weighs in on Future of Blockchain and Reveals About How Google Tried to Hire Him

Vitalik Buterin Weighs in on Future of Blockchain and Reveals About How Google Tried to Hire Him

Blockchain News
August 16, 2018 by Sandra Onyeiwu
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During a small, private event held in San Francisco last week, Vitalik Buterin Cofounder of Ethereum shared his thoughts on the future of blockchain privacy and Ethereum. Speaking to Crypto Congressman Jason Hsu, Buterin revealed his thoughts about what he is currently working on, also commenting on the recent situation with Google that wanted to hire him.
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During a small, private event held in San Francisco last week, Vitalik Buterin Cofounder of Ethereum shared his thoughts on the future of blockchain privacy and Ethereum.

Speaking to Crypto Congressman Jason Hsu, Buterin revealed his thoughts about what he is currently working on, also commenting on the recent situation with Google that wanted to hire him.

According to Ethereum co-founder, “Recently, I am spending a lot of time working on the proof-of-stake and charting protocols. This is what the Ethereum research community is focusing on more than anything else at this point,” Buterin said.

“I think that there has been a lot of frameworks for state channels coming out recently. The Casper protocol is getting much closer to being finalized at this point. It’s just pending review on academic analysis,” he added.

“There were rumors a few months ago that Google wanted to hire you. I take it you are in town for your job interview,” Hsu asked Buterin.

“I hope we all realize that this was a joke. Some random HR person from Google emailed me, most likely because some machine learning algorithm analyzed my GitHub and saw that I had some high score in the international Olympiad. Apparently, I fit the blueprints as a great candidate to hire at an intern salary,” Buterin laughed

Vitalik Buterin on Future of Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology will probably catch on when people are able to use it seamlessly in their everyday lives. Right now, this is a goal, but it could become a reality as more people realize the benefits that cryptocurrencies provide.

“I want to be able to walk into a convenience store, get a card and pay a small fee to start using Bitcoin Cash. Allowing people to use small amounts of cryptocurrency for everyday use is valuable within crypto, and also particularly for use cases of blockchain that go beyond crypto. Even non-financial blockchain use cases still require transaction fees. If we can reduce this friction with one trip to the convenience store, it would be simple to start using cryptocurrency.”

 

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