Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Surprisingly Stands with Rival Solana Amidst SEC Onslaught – NewsTo
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Surprisingly Stands with Rival Solana Amidst SEC Onslaught

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Surprisingly Stands with Rival Solana Amidst SEC Onslaught


In a surprising turn of events, Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, has expressed solidarity with Solana, a notable competitor in the blockchain space, amidst an escalating regulatory crackdown led by U.S. regulators. Buterin’s remarks came during a Twitter exchange, where he candidly expressed his concern over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) intense scrutiny of blockchain projects.

Buterin suggested that Ethereum’s triumph if achieved by witnessing competitors being evicted from exchanges, wouldn’t be a cause for celebration. “They don’t deserve it,” he stated, referring to the other blockchain projects, “and if Ethereum ends up ‘winning’ through all other blockchains getting kicked off exchanges, that’s not an honorable way to win, and in the long term probably isn’t even a victory.”

The SEC’s Crypto Crusade

Like a thunderstorm on a clear day, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s crackdown on the crypto industry has sent shockwaves through the sector. Heavyweight exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken have been hit with the regulator’s lightning bolts for allegedly selling unregistered securities. Amidst this storm, Solana’s SOL and a raft of other cryptocurrencies find themselves labelled as unregistered securities.

The rivalry between Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and Solana, a project designed to speed up transactions in the decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible token (NFT) industries, adds a layer of intrigue to this narrative.

Buterin’s unexpected show of empathy towards a competitor demonstrates a fascinating dynamic within the blockchain space—a shared struggle against regulatory pressures, suggesting that the crypto world might be more united than divided in its quest to navigate the complex waters of global regulation.



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