Industry players respond to Vitalik Buterin's thoughts on cross-chain ecosystems

Industry players respond to Vitalik Buterin's thoughts on cross-chain ecosystems


Last week, Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum (ETH)’s co-founder, voiced his disapproval regarding the emergence of cross-chain bridges, citing security vulnerabilities due to their interdependency. In the days that followed, however, developers working on cross-chain technologies largely dismissed his skepticism. In a statement to Cointelegraph, Kadan Stadelmann, chief technology officer of atomic swap blockchain Komodo, responded to Vitalik’s critique:

“What we ultimately need is true decentralization. For example, instead of relying on one or two trusted bridges that have a single point of failure, it would be better to work towards a future where we have numerous bridges that are secure, trustless and censorship-resistant.”

Erik Ashdown, head of ecosystem growth at data analytics and blockchain indexer Covalent, concurred:

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