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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hopes for a proliferation of positive memecoins outweighing the negative ones

Vitalik Buterin released a new blog post discussing the subject of memecoins.

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hopes for a proliferation of 'positive memecoins outweighing the negative ones'

Crypto News– In a blog post released today, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin expressed his thoughts on memecoins and their potential to have a positive impact on the cryptocurrency landscape.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hopes for a proliferation of positive memecoins outweighing the negative ones

Buterin highlighted one of his personal moral rules, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the positive aspects even of groups or entities one may dislike. He stated that he holds zero enthusiasm for coins associated with totalitarian ideologies, scams, rug pulls, or any projects that may seem exciting initially but end up disappointing in the long run.

At the least, more good memecoins than bad ones, ideally those that support public goods instead of just enriching insiders and creators, coins where a large portion of the token supply (or some ongoing fee mechanism) is dedicated to some kind of charity.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin

Despite the recent surge in interest surrounding memecoins, some individuals within the community have expressed concerns about a new wave of memecoins deliberately designed to offend, featuring racial slurs, blaming specific religious groups for historical events like 9/11, or making references to tragic events such as the Holocaust.

Buterin’s remarks come amidst recent expressions of general disapproval towards memecoins within the industry. For instance, CryptoQuant founder and CEO Ki Young Ju recently shared on X that memecoins are detrimental to the industry,’ further stating: ‘It’s disheartening to witness billion-dollar memecoins overshadowing diligent teams working on legitimate products to propel this sector forward.

Simultaneously, memecoins have once again captured the attention of regulators, particularly the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the U.K. The FCA issued a warning earlier this week, stipulating that so-called finfluencers on social media must obtain approval from an FCA-appointed representative before promoting or sharing memes related to financial products or services, including cryptocurrency.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hopes for a proliferation of 'positive memecoins outweighing the negative ones'

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