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Vitalik Buterin on Crypto Stagnation & AI Risks

Crypto | Oct 24, 2023

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Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, recently voiced his concerns over the potential stagnation in the crypto space and the risks associated with AI.

It may come as a surprise to some that Vitalik has expressed concerns that crypto is losing its innovative edge, given that Bitcoin jumped north of 11% yesterday on positive sentiment for the imminent approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF from BlackRock (and others), and that the first phase of the current bull market has started.

As reported on Decrypt, during an AMA on Farcaster, Vitalik emphasized that crypto needs to address existing limitations in scalability and usability, and to combat stagnation, it is imperative to encourage open dialogue and knowledge sharing among industry players. By leveraging the collective expertise of the community, we can identify bottlenecks and work collaboratively towards innovative solutions. Additionally, crypto needs to foster partnerships with academic institutions who can provide access to cutting-edge research and fresh perspectives.

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Buterin also highlighted the potential risks associated with AI, given its rapid advancement and integration into various sectors. He underscored 'AI-related risks' as an existential threat to crypto, and the importance of establishing robust ethical guidelines and governance structures to mitigate these risks.

By embracing a culture of innovation, fostering collaboration, and actively engaging in the discourse around AI ethics and governance, we can navigate these challenges and contribute to the sustainable development of blockchain and AI technologies.

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