The Ongoing Evolution of the Ethereum Network

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Crypto Special ; Real Vision senior editor Ash Bennington welcomes Ryan Berckmans, investor and Ethereum community member, to discuss the evolution of Ethereum and the changes forthcoming that will further solidify its role in the crypto ecosystem. Berckmans explains that Ethereum’s novelty stems from being an open-access global computer, which leads to credible neutrality, and he lays out how this undergirds Ethereum’s tactical applications. He also talks through Ethereum’s transition to a proof of stake (PoS) protocol and what benefits this transition holds for Ethereum and for the crypto space as a whole.

Recorded on May 27, 2021.

Key Learnings: Berckmans describes how Ethereum is a credibly neutral platform as an open-access world computer, allowing developers to leverage its network for end user and middleware applications and leading to more innovative and frictionless executions of financial services. He also discusses how one of the biggest risks to the Ethereum network currently is its transition to a PoS protocol; however, the development of Ethereum 2.0 will offer more security alongside opportunities for scaling and value generation that would otherwise be impossible on a proof of work (PoW) model.

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