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Buterin replies to (only) the most awkward part of Saylor's ETH criticism


You heard the one about the man that jumped aboard the crypto-train as an institutional investor in Bitcoin and then asked some serious question about the second highest ranking crypto? Look, I know there's a lot of animosity between what some call "maxis" and communities in certain alts, heck there's even plenty of it within the Bitcoin community (cough) BCH/BSV (cough). So this is by no means meant to pick sides or condemn one chain as inferior or whatever. Oh, and if you're one of those "see, the BCH/BSV saga just proves Bitcoin maxis are toxic and can't even agree among themselves" types, you might want to think back to the old Ethereum (Classic) saga and the current POW/POS switch🤓. So it's safe to say this quibbling, disagreements and infighting that sometimes lead to wars with the people choosing sides based on their personal characteristics/preferences are just apart of the sphere, as a matter of fact it's apart of our nature and it shows all throughout our human history. Two world wars starting from Europe and a third one on the way should be plenty of proof of that. If it isn't or maybe deemed irrelevant for your taste, try some Cola. Would that be Coke or Pepsi? Speaking of Pepsi, you know all those bail out/take over bids and possibilities going around regarding Celsius or Vauld? Well, at one point after the 1929 stock market crash and bankruptcy Pepsi suffered (for the second time btw) Charles Guth went to Coca Cola and offered them to take over but they declined. I'm no Cola expert, barely even a drinker but I do know that just a few short years later after Pepsi did just a bit of re-positioning, they went from a losing business to making 4 million Dollars profit in just one year and the two have been battling each other ever since. That's 1930's Dollars btw which would be about 70 million today.

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But going back OT with OG Saylor, when asking some very crucial questions regarding ETH:

he apparently hit a nerve with it's developer who oddly enough decided after all the critical noise Saylor made that week regarding Ethereum, to only respond to this odd hypothetical (and yes I'll admit somewhat weird) 10 commandment comparison part:

IDK, maybe it's just me but I was expecting just more of a substantive and technical-based response form my mans Vitalik. I'm not saying he's obligated to personally rebuff and respond to all ETH criticism people make all the time, but one of the first/major institutional investor in Bitcoin calling out your crypto would be as good of a time as any no? Either that or just completely ignore it if you think you've already made your case and want to let the tech do the talking, a noteworthy strategy I could also understand and respect. But this just reminds of that assf*ce driving examiner we all faced when we wanted to get our license at 18 who just wants to flunk you and after 1 hour of error-free smooth driving concludes "you know that part on the highway it said speed 90, yeah you went 88 for about 5 seconds so sorry, better luck next time".

Look, ultimately I myself don't care about this verbal bickering one way or the other, I know the dilemmas with ETH and disadvantages of BTC, I am constantly trying to stay updated of the developments of both and quite frankly, Bitcoin just makes more sense to me. Case in point "Bitcoin developers expect Taproot to be a key enabler for more complex transaction spending conditions and “smart contracts” on the Bitcoin/Lightning network (LNP/BP), sowing the seeds for Bitcoin-native Decentralized Finance in the future". That's not to say I'm giving up on Ethereum or any other crypto, as a matter of fact I'm seriously considering stepping up my involvement with TORN, not solely with investing but primarily with the technical part regarding nodes and joining the fight for sovereignty, and as we all know that is an ERC20 token which requires a certain number of ETH in your wallet before you can do so. All the supply chain cryptos I had are also still there, so this "maxi" term definitely doesn't apply to me, but I am one of it's greatest sympathizer and do strongly believe you should have a huge portion of your crypto investment in Bitcoin, not the other way around as many have learned (yet again) this past bear cycle.

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