Who controls Ethereum? An apology.
Following DEVCON1 in London in late 2015 I wrote an article about “who controls Ethereum” and why it matters. In the absence of data (or much research) I speculated upon the economic motives and strategy of the principals of the Ethereum Foundation and ConsenSys.
I apologize to Vitalik, Gavin, and Joe for assuming bad faith on their part and making irresponsible conjecture that was (in retrospect) clearly wrong. I note that the Ethereum Foundation has done a much improved job of communicating its activities. I appreciate the work that they all have done in making a platform that we all can use. Over the past year we’ve seen an amazing effort as the team pulled together to save the platform from self-destruction in multiple ways.
I’m sorry for being “that guy” and creating drama that wasn’t helpful.