This article provides an overview of Vitalik Buterin’s thoughts about Optimism. Please note that this article is an early work in progress and will be updated soon. Enjoy!
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vitalik.eth on X: "@stokonomic It depends how you define the movement! Honestly some of the @optimismPBC governance experiments and the feeling that ethereum identity/rep/social is on the horizon is making me more excited than I have been about social tech in years." / X
vitalik.eth on X: "Retroactive public goods funding! Collaboration with the @optimismPBC team. Big thanks to them for also being willing to be the first to implement the mechanism! https://t.co/NUTXUYtext" / X
vitalik.eth on Twitter: "@owocki I'm excited about how @optimismPBC is getting really substantial sequencer revenues (over $100k today), and they committed to putting a lot of funds into retro public goods funding. Will be great to see how that experiment plays out. https://t.co/wHeVT4nK9C https://t.co/mMw6IXlkIR" / X
vitalik.eth on Twitter: "@owocki @optimismPBC The only US voices that alerted me to the problem were (i) US-Indians (eg. @balajis), and (ii) various largely SV-bubble venture capitalist types. So we *need* more truly-globally-focused public goods funding mechanisms somehow... if crypto can help even a bit then amazing" / X
vitalik.eth on Twitter: "This is a great example of why I'm so proud of @optimismPBC for adding non-token governance (the Citizen House). Optimism explicitly has goals *other* than just "make OP go up", and the only way to do that long-term is with explicit representation of non-token-holder interests. https://t.co/vofVVx53mC" / X
Vitalik Buterin Praises EOS
EOS gained a huge boost of media engagement and community growth this week as Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, praised EOS for its high performance & professional top-talent team of software developers!
Vitalik Buterin is a brilliant builder & visionary innovator who is widely respected as one of the most prominent thought leaders in Web3. Vitalik’s work with Ethereum has created tremendous benefits for all of humanity and his thoughts provide boundless inspiration for many of the greatest thinkers in the world. Millions of genius creators closely follow Vitalik’s blog, podcasts, and tweets to learn profoundly helpful insights about a vast variety of topics, including blockchain design, governance, and life extension. In EOS, Vitalik’s article A Flexible Design for Funding Public Goods paved the way for creating positive sum games on EOS with quadratic crowdfunding platform Pomelo. In addition to this brief overview of immeasurably helpful contributions, Vitalik’s work has inspired & empowered countless leaders in the EOS community to more effectively create positive global change for all!
EOS is Ethereum On Steroids. The name reflects the fact that the core team learned from Ethereum's amateurish naivety and idealism, and built out a team of professional top-talent software developers that created a smart contract platform with much higher scalability and speed.— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) June 27, 2022
Vitalik’s praise attracted an enormous amount of attention towards EOS, inspiring countless Web3 influencers and media outlets to learn more about EOS & share their thoughts. The EOS community responded with deep appreciation for Vitalik and consummately seized the opportunity to help everyone understand the phenomenal progress & benefits of EOS.
Yves La Rose, CEO of the ENF, led the way by quote tweeting Vitalik’s praise with a short thread about the EOS comeback story for everyone who needs to be caught up. Yves started by stating the fact that EOS is the most performant blockchain in the world and responding to Vitalik’s previous concern about Block.One, the incompetent former developers who were featured in our May 23rd Weekly Report. With our leadership since founding the ENF last year, EOS is now attracting many of the most talented developers in the world, including our newly hired Director of Engineering, Director of Developer Relations, world-class development firms who are hiring, and Senior EOSIO Engineers who are incredibly accomplished.
A lot of people are starting to pay attention to what’s going on with $EOS.@VitalikButerin We are making a comeback, and nothing can stop us now. A short thread is for everyone who needs to be caught up: 🧵 https://t.co/fDE8L4d5Yv— Yves La Rose (@BigBeardSamurai) June 27, 2022
Yves goes on to highlight the tremendous progress of the EOSIO Coalition, which you can learn more about on our blog & playlist. He also highlighted the rapid innovations of our core software, as you can see in our Mandel playlist, weekly summaries, & June 20th Weekly Report. To cap the thread, Yves hinted how EOS will empower Ethereum with the forthcoming Trust EVM, invited Vitalik to chat at ETH Toronto, and encouraged DMs to help everyone enjoy the story of The New EOS.
In emergent harmony with Vitalik’s tweet and Yves’ thread, the EOS community rose to the occasion with countless helpful messages to spread awareness about the benefits of EOS. Charles Bishop, Head of Communications at EOS Support, thanked Yves for the summary and kindly invited everyone to learn more about EOS from their free community-led live support team. Nathan James, our new Director of Developer Relations, invited Vitalik to collaborate in the EOS Discord and curated some funny memes. The Trust EVM team introduced themselves to Vitalik and offered their service to help Ethereum developers enjoy the technical superiority of EOS. There were also countless helpful messages from Brandon Lovejoy, Helios, Areg Hayrapetian, Daniel Larimer, Mell Pearce, EOS Marketplace, and many other great EOS community leaders who you can see featured in this week’s EOS Hot Sauce.
Vitalik’s tweet provided EOS with an opportunity connect with a much wider global audience and the EOS community was quick to leverage the spotlight to create more opportunities. For example, Corvin Meyer auf der Heide, founder of EOS game Liquiid Universe, used the spotlight to invite famed journalists to interview ENF leaders. The EOS Bees crafted a beautiful flowery thank you to Vitalik, shared educational content about the unique decentralization of EOS, and analyzed responses by dozens of the most popular influencers who interacted with Vitalik’s tweet. When a popular Ethereum enthusiast named WendyO asked about EOS, Yves shared why our comeback is inevitable and offered to join her show to discuss EOS. We also responded with the archive of Everything EOS Weekly Reports that show how EOS is more alive than ever and progressing in an absolutely unparalleled trajectory.
We are immensely grateful for the incredibly helpful work of Vitalik, the EOS community, and the Ethereum community. You can learn more about our response to Vitalik’s praise in this week’s Fireside Chat, where community leaders discussed how the EOS community seized the opportunity and fostered huge growth after Vitalik’s post. We’re thrilled that Vitalik is promoting the benefits of EOS and looking forward to many more collaborations with Vitalik & Ethereum in the future. We also particularly appreciate the opportunity that Vitalik provided to connect with his millions of talented followers and loved seeing the EOS community sharing the story of The New EOS with a wider audience. If you’re interested in joining the most exciting comeback story imaginable and creating exponential change for the benefit of humanity with EOS, please feel free to reach out.
The writing is on the wall for an $EOS comeback Some influencer on Twitter, YouTube, or TikTok is going to blow-up because they were one of the first to take notice of the #EOS story ⚡️ If you’re that person and you’d like to ask me some questions, my DM’s are open— Yves La Rose (@BigBeardSamurai) June 28, 2022