Vitalik Buterin Furious at the Comment Made on Ethereum Blockchain

Vitalik Buterin recently got defensive on the comment made by the blockchain minimalist Afri Schoedon. Afri said that people should stop developing dApps on Ethereum blockchain as they’re already running on capacity.

Buterin has been in action on twitter for a long time now. Previously when a scammer successfully stripped people of their digital money pretending to be Vitalik, he got pretty vocal about the situation and changed his twitter name from Vitalik Buterin to Vitalik Non-giver of Ether. Few weeks after this incident, Buterin gave his comment on the fact that the crypto world might not be able to see 1000x growths like it ha seen previously in days when the mainstream didn’t know about crypto, and the spread of information stimulated growth of individual currencies. What he actually meant was that crypto needed utility to see a growth of that kind, but the media portrayed that Vitalik was a pessimist relating to crypto where he got furious and clarified his stance.

Recently, Alfri Schoedon made a comment on twitter stating,

Please stop deploying d-apps to Ethereum. We are running at capacity.

Vitalik Buterin simply disagreed to this suggesting that everyone should be looking into layer 2 solutions for blockchain to solve scalability and data availability issues. He said that there is a lot of room for dApps on Ethereum blockchain to gas optimize. He further explained,

Disagree. Most dapps have lots of room to gas-optimize, and even if *you* don’t your dapp running raises gas fees and pressures *others* to gas-optimize. There’s *plenty* of low-value spam on chain. And everyone should be looking into layer-2 solutions.

He said that the solution that he proposed had no data availability issues for the blockchain.

The economist and crypto enthusiast Tuur Demeester also showed his concerns with the statement made by Alfri Schoedon, he said that Alfri’s statement opposes the purpose of Ethereum blockchain. It was built for building dapps. He said,

But… deploying d-apps on the “Ethereum Virtual Machine” is exactly what everyone was encouraged to do for the past 4 years. Looks like on-chain scaling wasn’t such a great idea after all.

Upon inquiry that if he suggested side chains for a solutions and if he had any suggestions for the developers, he said,

Second layer scaling is the way to go.

Coherent with the opinions of Vitalik Buterin, Tuur Demeester said that second layer scaling could be the solution. Ethereum has been working on the second layer for quite a while now and people have their eyes on the day when it would solve the scalability issue.

Shehryar Hasan

Performing artist, guitarist and sub-editor at BlockPublisher. Shehryar is an electrical engineer and blockchain enthusiast. He holds investments in bitcoin, ethereum, OST, TRX and Ripple. Email: or contact the editor at

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