Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users
Fred Ehrsam

Does it even make sense for a blockchain platform like Ethereum to try to scale to the same speed as say FB? To me these seem like very different concepts. By definition, if you want to have a blockchain which maintains state across all its nodes, it’s going to be slower than a system where data is centralized and the databases are designed for fast read/writes.

For this reason, I don’t really understand the why you would build an app like FB as a dApp. It might make sense to have the app’s tokens to be on blockchain but not the application itself.

What am I missing here? I’m actually very curious how all this is supposed to work