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Does Vitalik Buterin find memecoins ‘over-invested’ or ‘under-loved’?

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Vitalik Buterin’s unexpected revelations unravel the hidden truths of meme coins and crypto infrastructure.

Does Vitalik Buterin find memecoins 'over-invested' or 'under-loved'?

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Amidst the volatile waves of the digital asset market, a seismic shift has emerged with the unprecedented rise of meme coins. 

In this whirlwind of activity, Ethereum [ETH] co-founder Vitalik Buterin, in response to an X (formerly Twitter), clarified the early-stage asset class adoption landscape.

Remarking on the same, Buterin stated

“Today, it feels like some categories of infrastructure are way over-invested, and others are still very under-loved.” 

Buterin’s stance on meme coins

An X user suggested that the current meme coin rally stems from a lack of use cases due to a decline in crypto infrastructure.

To which, Vitalik Buterin responded, indicating that this perspective may not apply universally.

“I feel like 2 years ago I completely agreed, and my high-level argument was something like “infrastructure is public goods, the incentive to fund public goods is N times smaller than optimal (that’s basic econ 101), so it’s practically impossible for there to be too much infrastructure”. 

He further elaborated, highlighting that “infrastructure” encompasses a broad spectrum, where some elements may indeed function as public goods, while others resemble a,

“Zero-sum network effect grabbing game.” 

Buterin emphasized the significance of prioritizing undervalued infrastructure, like Zk voting and privacy pool association, amidst the meme coin surge.

He stressed the need for broader adoption of innovative technologies such as ENS names on Layer-2 and secure software supply chains for DApps to stimulate growth beyond meme coins. 

Is this rally here to stay?

Shiba Inu [SHIB] and Dogecoin [DOGE] led the meme coin surge with significant price hikes at press time, showcasing the fervor around these tokens.

Notably, DOGE’s trading volume surpasses $4.77 billion, fueling speculations of a prolonged bullish trend. 

Vitalik Buterin’s insights overlooked infrastructural advancements amidst the meme coin frenzy, suggesting a nuanced narrative in the crypto space.

As investors navigate this landscape, the convergence of innovation and speculation presents both challenges and opportunities.


Ishika is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Delhi. From writing content as a hobby to now pursuing it as a professional career, she has been living and breathing content all her life. Her interests lie in making sure articles are very digestible to a common reader, despite all its technicalities and jargons.
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