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Promote a positive ‘culture’ of memecoins: Vitalik Buterin’s vision

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, recently shared a post on his blog dedicated to memecoins. 

Specifically expressing a strong aversion towards memecoins with negative connotations. He has in fact emphasized his desire to see a greater number of “positive” memecoins that bring constructive contributions and benefits to the community.

Let’s see below all the details. 

Vitalik Buterin: the appeal for a constructive memecoin community

As anticipated, in a recent article on his blog, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, shared his thoughts on memecoins and their potential positive impact in the world of cryptocurrencies.

Buterin has mentioned one of his “personal moral rules”. This suggests recognizing the merit even to those who may not be personally liked, as long as they meet certain values. 

However, he has clearly expressed his disapproval for memecoins that draw inspiration from totalitarian political movements, scams, or other behaviors that may seem exciting in the short term but harmful in the long run.

Despite the controversy that memecoins have sparked in recent months, especially because of some specimens that have stood out for offensive content such as racial insults or references to 9/11 and the Holocaust, Buterin has recognized people’s desire to have fun in the crypto context.

However, he emphasized the importance of high quality and fun projects that can positively contribute to the cryptographic ecosystem and society as a whole. 

Hoping that the cryptographic space can adopt this perspective in a constructive way rather than hindering it.

Memecoin: an opportunity for the public good

In the world of cryptocurrencies, Vitalik Buterin has highlighted the importance of promoting memecoins that support the public good rather than focusing solely on individual enrichment.

This approach, based on the use of charity coins, dedicates a significant part of the token supply to charity initiatives, representing a potential overlap with the goal of creating a positive social impact.

Anyway, Buterin expresses his point of view while the sector criticizes the widespread diffusion of memecoins. 

Operators like Ki Young Ju from CryptoQuant denounce the damage caused by meme coins worth billions, which risk overshadowing legitimate projects in the cryptocurrency sector.

At the same time, memecoins continue to attract the attention of regulatory authorities. 

Specifically, with the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom issuing warnings regarding the use of social media by “influencers” in promoting cryptocurrencies, highlighting the need for regulatory approval.

Buterin praises Worldcoin’s progress in data privacy protection

On the social media platform X Vitalik Buterin expressed appreciation for the efforts of Worldcoin in improving data privacy, recognizing their commitment to significantly reduce the amount of data required in their system.

Buterin praised the approach of Worldcoin in taking privacy criticisms seriously, designing their system to minimize the data required more and more. Also emphasizing the effectiveness of modern cryptography in the process.

Initially critical of the project at its launch last year, Buterin had identified several flaws in the design of Worldcoin. Among these are the risks of data leaks and the collection of sensitive information such as gender, ethnicity, and health conditions.

As we know, the privacy disputes involving Sam Altman’s project in various jurisdictions have been numerous. 

Indeed, there have been temporary bans imposed by regulatory authorities such as Portugal and Spain due to concerns regarding inadequate disclosure and unauthorized data collection from minors. 

However, Buterin praised the progress made by Worldcoin in addressing these issues.

Alessia Pannone
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