Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Crypto Twitter Influence is Growing, Content Monetization Model

Celebrity Status Officially Given To Vitalik Buterin, He’s Comfortable with It

The major player of the cryptocurrency industry, Vitalik Buterin is now in the top 2,000 of most followed people on the massive social media site Twitter. His official rank is 1814th out of everyone on Twitter. He has more than 780,000 followers who pay attention to everything he does on the website. During the writing of this article, he is gaining about 709 new followers each and every day.

And with the website TwitterCounter puts him at the 5005.39 follower to following ration. Basically, this means that he has 5005 Twitter fans following him for every person he follows. And as if that’s not enough he has an average tweet number of eight each day for the last month of time. Along with that, Vitalik has a high rating of attentiveness with a score of 87% that is tracked on a huge list of 8951 Twitter lists. All of this equates to him being one of the true celebrities on the website.

With that being said, he’s having a great run of tweets, engaging with followers in the recent weeks. His followers are spending a lot of time hanging around, reading everything he writes or tweets. He’s also actually changed his name to Vitalik ETH Buterin, not letting go of the Ethereum aspect of his career.

Because of the high number of Twitter bots that are spamming his post with Ether giveaways, he has to be vigilant on his posts. It’s ironic, as the bots also have started to change their names to not giving away ETH.

Some of the Tweets he’s put out are as follows.

One of them referred to the monetization of content, Vitalik Buterin said:

“Part of me feels that interest in content monetization may be misguided. Maybe we should just accept that certain kinds of work (writing articles, indie FOSS dev, etc) should be done for social capital, and not money. IMO this was one of the virtues of 2000s-era internet culture.”

When it comes to Blockchain, he wrote:

“Governments looking to use blockchains for IDs + voting should consider starting with petitions. It’s a safer use case because petitions are non-binding so security risks are much smaller, but you can still take advantage of blockchains for verifiability and ZKPs for privacy.”

Lastly, his view on scaling the blockchain is:

“My view: there are basically 5 scaling strategies: 1. Many separate chains 2. Super-big blocks 3. Incremental improvements that don’t change security model (eg. replacing txs + sigs with compressed delta + STARKs) 4. Layer 2 (channels and plasma) 5. Sharding”

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