Andresen: Ethereum Won’t Replace Bitcoin, But it’s More Decentralized

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Former Bitcoin Core lead developer Gavin Andresen has clarified comments he made comparing growth in the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks.

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In a tweet on September 25, Andresen said:

Many interpreted this statement as a prediction Ethereum would replace Bitcoin as the world’s preeminent cryptocurrency. But that’s not the case.

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Speaking to, Andresen clarified his comment further, saying Ethereum is an example of how a more flexible protocol can remain decentralized.

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