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Vitalik Buterin vs Brendan Blumer on the topic of decentralization
Vitalik Buterin vs Brendan Blumer on the topic of decentralization
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Vitalik Buterin vs Brendan Blumer on the topic of decentralization

By Alfredo de Candia - 8 Apr 2020

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In recent hours, Vitalik Buterin started a discussion on Twitter about the meaning of decentralization and how it is welcomed by the community.

The discussion involved other exponents of the blockchain world such as block.one CEO Brendan Blumer.

Buterin emphasized what it means to be completely decentralized, stressing that it is not enough to have non-custodial services, but it is necessary to have services and tools that are autonomous and that anyone can use according to their needs, using Uniswap or Tornado Cash as examples, thanks to which anyone can interact with the protocol in a free and effectively decentralized way.

A dApp (decentralized application) completely decentralized and without a structure to rely on, thus “serverless“, allows moving forward no matter what, while a centralized app would have problems in case the server goes down.

Brendan Blumer’s response to this concept is interesting:

His point of view questions the “who” and “how” when it comes to the creation of a decentralized service since it is necessary to agree on the type of protocol and system, and also on who should decide which system is better, attempting to provide their vision of decentralization.

Blumer concludes with a comment on one aspect of the vote delegation or miners, making a direct comparison between EOS and the PoW (Proof of Work) blockchain, deeming it better to have millions of token holders delegating to 21 nodes, rather than having millions of miners that are connected to only 3 mining pools.

The two exponents have thus certainly different visions on what decentralization is.

Moreover, considering that Ethereum will in the future switch to a PoS (Proof of Stake) system, Vitalik Buterin argued in his tweets that PoS is better than PoW.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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