We could do without Bitcoin maximalists – an interview with Simon de la Rouviere

Simon de la Rouviere

Welcome to the sixth episode of the CoinInsider.com podcast, Coin Dive!

In this episode, we talk to Simon de la Rouviere about his views on Ethereum, crypto collectibles, and what his views are on the influence of the individual on blockchain projects.

Tune in – questions we asked during this interview:

  • What did you do before Bitcoin
  • You are very Ethereum focused, what made you shift early on from Bitcoin to Ethereum?
  • Talk to me about your writing. What is it that interests you when pursuing new ideas?
  • You are from South Africa. How do you feel your upbringing and education influences your perception of blockchain projects?
  • Do you hold any tokens other than Ether?
  • Have you invested in dApps built on Ether?
    • If so, which ones?
  • How do you feel about people investing in digital collectibles like Cryptokitties?
  • If you had to dump all your ETH, which project would you shift focus onto?
  • In a 2015 article, you wrote about Ethereum Devcon 1, saying: “we might all look like a bunch of people swept up in the church of Ethereum” – do you still feel this way?
  • We recently interviewed Tone Vays, who went on to say that “Ethereum was a waste of a project” and was inherently centralized thanks to Vitalik’s presence. Would you refute that? If so, what’s your view?
    • Do you think many blockchain projects today run the risk of being centralized thanks to personality / the influence of personality?
  • Broadly, how do you feel blockchain technology might influence the societies of the future?
  • What do you think the Ethereum community is getting wrong right now?
    • Are you an Ethereum maximalist? Or have you built things on other platforms?
  •  If you have to have dinner with someone in the blockchain industry – not Satoshi – who would it be?
  • If you could choose someone you’d like to see removed from the industry, who would it be and why?

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