‘A Modest Proposal’: Vitalik Unveils Multi-Year Vision for Ethereum

What do you do after you’ve created a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency?

A skinny, 23-year-old hacker in a green “Doge” t-shirt gave us an answer today. At ethereum’s flagship conference, Devcon, project creator Vitalik Buterin revealed he has been quietly working on a new long-term plan for the future of the blockchain network. What he called a “modest proposal,” it’s perhaps better described as a three-to-four-year roadmap for ethereum’s technical development.

Notably at the heart of the vision is a long-in-the-making technical change to ethereum called “sharding,” and while always expected to be included in the protocol’s plans, today Buterin proposed what might be his most solidified strategy for the technique to date…

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