Vitalik Buterin Goes on ‘Tweet Storm’ About Ethereum’s Casper

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin launched a “tweet storm,” Aug. 16, presumably to succinctly explain the Casper protocol to crypto-enthusiasts while dismissing rumors and misconceptions. The 75-tweet-long update from Buterin showcased the developer’s infuriation with commonly propagated rumors as well as fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD). He also explained Casper, the blockchain protocol’s proof-of-stake (PoS) project. Buterin kicked off his tweet storm at the beginning when Ethereum was in its 2014 ideation states. At the time, the lesser-known, but significant, developer Vlad Zamfir was considering an incentive system that required network validators to “put down ‘deposits,’ much larger in size than rewards, which could be taken away for misbehavior.” Despite his lack of media presence, Zamfir has devoted the lion’s share of his time to building Casper, which Buterin highlighted:

4. Here’s Vlad’s retelling: https://t.co/ODnHkHHeWS

— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) August 16, 2018 Listing the protocol’s achievements,