Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin's recent large cryptocurrency transfers to exchanges, including a $15 million USDC transfer to Gemini, had the crypto community buzzing with speculation. However, Buterin has clarified that he has not sold ETH for personal gains since 2018, indicating that these transfers are not driven by a desire to cash in on his holdings.
In addition to these transfers, Buterin has been actively engaged in addressing issues within the Ethereum ecosystem. He has expressed concern about centralization in the Ethereum ecosystem, particularly regarding the concentration of power among liquid staking providers like Lido, which holds over 32% of staked ether. Buterin is exploring protocol adjustments to promote greater decentralization in the system, focusing on solutions beyond mere moral persuasion to encourage stakeholders to diversify their choice of staking providers. This demonstrates Buterin's commitment to the long-term health and decentralization of the Ethereum network.