Anatoly Yakovenko Warns Against Ethereum Cold War
Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana, has issued a warning about the potential for a cold war between Ethereum (ETH) and other blockchain networks. Yakovenko emphasized the damaging impact of negative campaigns against protocols labeled as “ETH Killers” on the overall blockchain ecosystem.
“SOL and ETH Can Coexist”
According to Yakovenko, the creation of a narrative against Ethereum is harmful and poses a threat to protocols with the notion of mutually destructive competition. He stressed the importance of protocols coexisting peacefully, stating, “It is normal for effective technologies to have overlapping features and compete. I do not see a future where Solana succeeds and Ethereum somehow dies.”
The co-founder of Solana urged the community to avoid using negative language against Ethereum and highlighted the need for a more constructive approach.
Positive Outlook on “Danksharding” Technology
Yakovenko expressed a positive view of “Danksharding” technology, an Ethereum rollup scaling method allowing more cost-effective blocks to be added to the blockchain. He predicted that this technology would have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate all of Solana’s data in the future.
Yakovenko’s remarks underscored the idea that SOL and the largest altcoin, ETH, can coexist and even share overlapping features, capturing the attention of the cryptocurrency world.
Continued Caution Against Unhealthy Competition
Despite Solana’s growing interest, Yakovenko cautioned community members against engaging in unhealthy competition with the Ethereum protocol. He referenced the MakerDAO issue, where Rune Christensen, the co-founder and CEO of MakerDAO, received positive reactions from Solana supporters after announcing plans to fork the protocol to Solana Blockchain.
Yakovenko stressed that this should be seen as a win-win situation and hopes that individuals in the Solana community will not weaponize it against Ethereum.
Addressing Ethereum Community Criticisms
In October, a member of the Ethereum community, jebus.eth, made an anti-Solana post, criticizing the protocol as a coalition of individuals who lack an understanding of value creation and seek cheap solutions. Yakovenko responded, emphasizing that Solana aims to establish a decentralized digital space, enabling free communication and transactions without the control of capitalist intermediaries and state supervision.