What is a ethereum’s founder, a 23-year-old hacker, supposed to do after he’s created a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency?
In day one of Devcon3, Ethereum’s annual conference, Vitalik Buterin unveiled the future plans for this project. In what he would call a “modest proposal,” Buterin disclosed he has been quietly working on long-term plans for the future of the blockchain. It’s better described as a three-to-four year agenda for the technical development of ethereum.
At the heart of this concept is a far-down-the-road technical alteration named “sharding,” which was always expected to be in the protocols plans but at the conference, …
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