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‘If ETH Fails, It Will Be Because…’: Wintermute CEO Issues Crucial Warning to Ethereum Elite

Wintermute CEO Evgeny Gaevoy has issued a stark warning to the Ethereum “elite,” suggesting that the platform’s potential failure in the future may not stem from technical shortcomings to competitors but rather from internal contradictions within its leadership.

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Gaevoy’s critique comes in the wake of a controversial debate sparked by Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin’s criticism of celebrity meme coins. Buterin voiced his discontent with what he termed “this cycle’s celebrity experimentation,” emphasizing the need for crypto projects to serve broader societal goals beyond just monetization.

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The Ethereum cofounder’s remarks caused backlash from hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, who recently launched her own MOTHER token. She mocked Buterin with a meme featuring herself holding a baby with his likeness. 

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The picture then incited a response from Uniswap cofounder Hayden Adams. He criticized Azalea for trivializing Buterin’s contributions to the crypto space, expressing disappointment that instead of responding positively and potentially using profits to support social causes, the artist chose to mock the Ethereum founder.

In the latest twist of this saga, Gaevoy seized upon this debate to deliver a broader critique of Ethereum’s leadership, arguing that the platform’s potential downfall may result from what he perceives as a contradiction between its embrace of capitalist incentives and its advocacy for social good.

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He suggests that the Ethereum “elite” must choose between embracing capitalism in its entirety or advocating for a more planned socialist approach, asserting that attempting to navigate both paths simultaneously is unsustainable.

The Wintermute CEO’s sentiments echo a broader sentiment within the cryptocurrency community, where some participants believe that Ethereum’s leaders has diverged from the platform’s original vision.

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