Read them. Have also read most of his posts on that Vitalik blog.ca. pretty thoughtful. I WOULD SAY that the abstract thinking where he differentiates convex and concave perception was pretty intuitive.
The profound change would be the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on existing power structures and the manner and way they will adopt to an increasingly changing world going Ditigal, also in terms of currency.
-Calling out the cesspool that is /r/bitcoin is not shilling bcash. He's 100% correct
-Calling out the small blockers dishonesty after the hong kong agreement is perfectly valid
-The community chose to fork against the DAO hack, not just one person. It was a bug and we fixed it. That's not "censorship".
> -Calling out the cesspool that is /r/bitcoin is not shilling bcash.
I didn't say that.
>-Calling out the small blockers dishonesty after the hong kong agreement is perfectly valid
New York agreement. Which was basically an attempted corporate takeover of Bitcoin. And the nodes got to decide not a handful of Chinese miners.
>-The community chose to fork against the DAO hack, not just one person. It was a bug and we fixed it. That's not "censorship".
6% of holders voted for it. It doesn't matter if it had been 66%. It was still censorship.
The bug was with the DAO, not Ethereum. There was no need to touch the main chain, except to bail out pals. And any bug was not fixed as such, just undone.
The whole "article" is filled with huge howlers like that.
He compare online disagreement with real wars where people get killed! Lol
He compares btc/bch split with the engineered hard forks of eth!
> one of the more underrated bull cases for cryptocurrency that I have always believed is simply the fact that gold is lame, the younger generations realize that it's lame, and that $9 trillion has to go somewhere
Gold is lame I guess in the sense that it's just relatively harder to come by and harder to exchange for many reasons. The first definition of lame is something or someone that has difficulty doing something due to a condition that affects them negatively.
However, the second definition is most likely what most people think of, uninspiring and lame. I'm not a boomer and I think gold is beautiful. Technology isn't going to make gold any less beautiful lol.
I maintain my statement that Vitalik has one of the largest brains in crypto.
If anyone wants more thought provoking stuff like this, check out Accelerando and Homo Deus. Both great books that touch on the cultural and ethical aspects of ever increasing ease of access to information.
I think, there may even be more to it. It's sort of the right combo at the right time. I bet there are way smarter people on the planet, but the dude enjoys precisely these properties of the brain which fit perfect in the complex and dynamic backcloth of crypto. On top of this you have his passion, dedication, discipline. Hell even his outlandishness somehow fits perfectly into the picture lol