Vitalik Buterin and the Evolution of his Role in Ethereum
Vitalik Buterin, celebrating his 30th birthday, shared his reflections on his journey with Ethereum, emphasizing the importance of embracing new talent in the crypto space and recognizing the evolution of his own role within this ecosystem.
He recalled how, when he was younger, he was seen as a child prodigy transforming the world with Ethereum. However, by observing the current young leaders, he realized that his role as a pioneer had changed.
Seeing all these people surpass me at a younger age, I clearly realized that if that was once my role, it is no longer the case today.
Influence of Surroundings on Decision-Making
Reflecting on his journey, Vitalik Buterin acknowledged that most of his decisions regarding Ethereum were influenced by the pressures and demands of others. He mentioned his meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2017, which he later regretted, realizing that he could no longer afford to let others call the shots.
It is time for the new generation to take the torch that once belonged to me.
Recognizing that he is now in a different role, Vitalik argues that it is time for the next generation of developers and thinkers to take center stage.