Ethereum. Fable of the Dragon Tyrant (not mine but it's important): nickbostrom.com/fable/dragon…… Abolish daylight savings time, abolish leap seconds.

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Things I'm excited about (incomplete list) * Cryptography+blockchains esp @ethereum family * Life extension @SENSResearchFou * New governance/"social tech" @RadxChange * Better online education of all types * Building cities @CCIdotCity * Ongoing global poverty reduction * Space
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Happy birthday beacon chain! Here's an updated roadmap diagram for where Ethereum protocol development is at and what's coming in what order. (I'm sure this is missing a lot, as all diagrams are, but it covers a lot of the important stuff!)
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A roadmap for how data space available to rollups can be greatly expanded (and hence rollup fees greatly reduced) progressively, starting from calldata gas cost reduction and continuing with step-by-step rollout of sharding: notes.ethereum.org/@vbuterin…
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New podcast! @VitalikButerin joins @JeremiahDJohns to discuss what really matters in crypto past the hype. They cover smart contracts, DAOs, the benefits of decentralization, prediction markets, how govt should regulate or promote crypto, and more! podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas…
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Review of Optimism retroactive funding round 1, an exciting new mechanism-design experiment which distributed $1 million among 58 Ethereum ecosystem public-good projects in recognition of their good work for the ecosystem so far. vitalik.ca/general/2021/11/1…
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An introduction to some of the cryptographic techniques used in Halo (going into #Zcash) and other recent protocols. No pairings, no trusted setups! vitalik.ca/general/2021/11/0…
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Responding to (and largely agreeing with) Nathan Schneider @ntnsndr's piece on blockchain governance and moving beyond financialization: vitalik.ca/general/2021/09/2… Also a good opportunity to expand on the language of collusion prevention.
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It's here... Our new @BanklessHQ episode w/ @VitalikButerin We discussed: - Why coin voting sucks - How high TPS chains fail - Why Ethereum is breaking out Every Vitalik episode is worth listening to at least thrice. I amn't exaggerating. LISTEN: shows.banklesshq.com/p/beyon…
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Hey everyone, I'm starting a podcast! I'll be hosting conversations around the ideas shaping crypto. The first episode is with @VitalikButerin and @karl_dot_tech, where we go deep on retroactive public goods funding. You can listen/subscribe here: share.transistor.fm/s/0f9aa8…
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We need to move NFTs onto the layer 2 ecosystem to cut fees. However, doing that *right* requires good cross-rollup portability standards, so the ecosystem can avoid getting locked into one particular L2. I make a cross-rollup portability proposal here: ethresear.ch/t/cross-rollup-…
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Doing a random twitter experiment just on this day. Only the 268 people I follow can reply to this tweet. Feel free to ask things and I'll talk about anything crypto or non-crypto related.
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Some thoughts on mechanism design for sales of limited-supply items (NFTs, tokens, but also not-inherently-blockchainy items), and how to do better than the current sales that sell out quickly and create big annoying splats on the gas market. vitalik.ca/general/2021/08/2…
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