Joe Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has recently spoken out about the truth behind his split with fellow co-founder Vitalik Buterin. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Lubin discussed the challenges of building a decentralized platform and the future of the cryptocurrency industry.
The Early Days of Ethereum
Lubin and Buterin co-founded Ethereum in 2014 with the goal of creating a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (dApps). The two had different visions for the platform, with Buterin focusing on the technical aspects and Lubin focusing on the business side.
In 2015, Lubin left Ethereum to start ConsenSys, a blockchain venture studio that builds decentralized applications on the Ethereum platform. The split was amicable, with Buterin supporting Lubin’s decision to focus on building a business around Ethereum.
The Future of Ethereum and the Cryptocurrency Industry
Lubin believes that Ethereum will continue to be a dominant player in the cryptocurrency industry, despite the challenges it faces. He sees the platform as a “world computer” that can power a new generation of decentralized applications.
Lubin also believes that the cryptocurrency industry is still in its early stages and that there is a lot of room for growth and innovation. He sees the industry as a “crypto Google” that will revolutionize the way we interact with technology.
Joe Lubin’s split with Vitalik Buterin was a turning point in the history of Ethereum, but it was also a necessary step in the evolution of the platform. Lubin’s vision for Ethereum has helped to shape the cryptocurrency industry and will continue to do so in the years to come. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, it will be interesting to see how Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies adapt to meet the changing needs of users and businesses.