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In an interview with Bloomberg, Vitalik Buterin went on to make some sensible comments about the current state (awareness of cryptocurrency) and the possibility of Lambos or Moons as follows
If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.
With this comment, interviewers went crazy and the media around the world picked up this statement to kill the morale of every crypto believer or a newbie, which are now called crypto curious and made them lose confidence by saying “Vitalik himself has said that there’s no room for cryptocurrencies to grow” — which sounds quite pessimistic.
However, Vitalik has clarified on his twitter by tweeting as below,
To be clear, I never said that there is “no room for growth” in the crypto ecosystem. I said there is no room for *1000x price increases*. A 1000x price increase from today means $200T in crypto, or ~an entire 70% of today’s global wealth being in crypto.
What I *actually* said is that, because large portions of the population have already heard of crypto, further growth of crypto in any sense must come from *depth* (ie. actual usage), and not bringing in more attention
and to add it to the clarification, he made fun troll of Justin Sun of Tron
Me: obviously, let’s be realistic, the entire world wealth is not going to turn into cryptocurrencies…
Media: VITALIK IS A PESSIMIST!!!!!1!!1!
Guys, if you spin things this way you’re *incentivizing* people to act more like @justinsuntron
Above stuff sounds funny given how media twists certain logical statements into pessimistic ones to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Despair)in the crypto crowd. It’s important for everyone to follow the actual people’s twitter to find the clarifications and statements as they usually never make it to the headlines — unless media has a chance to twist them too!
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