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‘Ethereum Will be Fine’: Solana Cofounder Reacts to Ethereum FUD

Solana cofounder Anatoly Yakovenko recently weighed in on the ongoing discourse surrounding Ethereum (ETH), providing a measured perspective amid concerns raised by the community. Following a flurry of debate and uncertainty, Yakovenko defended Ethereum, asserting that while progress may be slow and challenging, the platform will ultimately sustain itself.

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The discussion emerged against a backdrop of criticism directed toward Ethereum’s research quality and talent retention. Some voices within the ecosystem expressed worries about the decline in research standards and the departure of experienced developers and researchers. Concerns were also raised regarding the significance of Miner Extractable Value (MEV) research and its perceived utility.

In response, Yakovenko acknowledged challenges while maintaining a positive outlook. He emphasized the platform’s resilience and its ability to navigate obstacles over time. Despite acknowledging Solana’s own hurdles, such as the Ore mining incident and ongoing spam issues, Yakovenko remained steadfast in his defense of Ethereum’s potential.

The conversation expanded to comparisons between Ethereum and Solana, with Yakovenko highlighting Solana’s technical achievements, particularly its transaction throughput, in contrast to ETH’s scalability solutions.

Interestingly, a similar situation has happened in the past, but in reverse. After the FTX crash at the end of 2022, Solana (SOL) faced serious skepticism from all sides, and many have already buried the blockchain. However, Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, expressed his faith and support for the project, which as a result marked the bottom of the SOL token price at that time.

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