IOHK CEO and Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson has argued that Bitcoin (BTC) sits at a big aggressive drawback on account of its gradual speeds and will likely be usurped by proof-of-stake networks. 

In a five-hour podcast with pc scientist and AI researcher Lex Fridman the Cardano founder argued that proof-of-stake networks providing superior pace and performance over the unique cryptocurrency, stating:


“The issue with Bitcoin is that it’s so gradual — it’s just like the mainframe programming of the previous. The one motive it’s nonetheless round is as a result of there may be a lot invested in preserving it round.”

“You must improve the rattling factor!” Hoskinson exclaimed, relating to Bitcoin’s underlying proof-of-work consensus mechanism, and emphasizing that Bitcoin’s programmatic utility lags behind its opponents.

Hoskinson additionally criticized the Bitcoin neighborhood for being reluctant to innovate past the cryptocurrency’s base layer, additionally describing Bitcoin’s second-layer scaling solutions as “extremely fragile.”

“It [Bitcoin] is its personal worst enemy. It has the community results, it has the model identify, it has the regulatory approval. However, there’s no option to change the system, even correcting apparent downsides in that system.”

Nevertheless, Cardano’s founder argued that Ethereum has grown to rival Bitcoin’s community however has a nimble improvement tradition that embraces evolution.

“What’s actually cool is that Ethereum doesn’t endure that downside […] It is attending to the purpose the place it has the identical community impact as Bitcoin, however the neighborhood has a very totally different tradition. They love evolving and upgrading,” he stated, including:

“If I needed to guess between simply these two programs, I’d say 9 occasions out of ten Ethereum goes to win the combat towards Bitcoin.”

Hoskinson, nevertheless, did acknowledge the battle for crypto dominance is a “way more complicated sport” than competition between Bitcoin and Ethereum, asserting that many different blockchains are actually vying for main blockchain market share, unsurprisingly naming Cardano amongst others.