What’s up with Ethereum? Is it really going to be the “Bitcoin Killer” as people labeled it in its early days, or just fizzle out?
At least Gavin Andresen, one of the leading personalities in the Bitcoin community seems to think so. He has made his opinion public in his latest tweet, which says:
“Ethereum has more nodes today than Bitcoin. Prediction: its lead will grow even as its blockchain size exceeds bitcoin’s.”
It is not clear whether his tweet was a result of all the frustration that has built up following repeated attempts to improve the Bitcoin protocol, or just plain facts. But it is something hard for a majority of the Bitcoin community to digest, especially with Core developers and the mining community dragging their feet for over a year without doing much about scalability issues.
Gavin’s tweet may as well be pointing out the things that should happened with Bitcoin protocol by now, but hasn’t. However, things are not as rosy with Ethereum as Gavin’s tweet makes us believe. The smart contracts platform has already been facing issues owing to