Avalanche COO Sekniqi Offers Advice for Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin
An important figurehead of the Avalanche (AVAX) platform, Kevin Sekniqi, explains why simplicity is a virtue for every L1 in Web3 – and what the ideal global blockchain ecosystem would look like.
“Simplicity is king”
On Twitter, Sekniqi talked about blockchain infrastructure bottlenecks and prospects. In his view, decentralised systems should be as simple as possible.
In order to reduce finality as a function of throughput and latency, the perfect distributed architecture must be “simple and boring.” Yet, it must also sacrifice decentralisation.
Although scaling techniques and architecture advances like zk-rollups and sharding are “cool,” they are insufficient to help blockchains achieve their goals.
As such, the perftect cross-network ecosystem for Mr. Sekniqi looks like the infrastructure of interconnected “boring” Layer 1 blockchains:It’s the simple one: a bunch of non-complex L1s with decently secure bridges between them.
Will Ethereum (ETH) be better as an Avalanche (AVAX) subnet?
He also shared the list of networks that meet his requirements: Ethereum, Avalanche, Solana, Cosmos and Luna.
He said that Ethereum (ETH) developers should consider reorganising it to a subnet in the Avalanche (AVAX) architecture, while Solana’s team needs to reform fee markets: This take was immediately slammed by Ethereum (ETH) cheerleaders, who recalled that Ethereum’s number of validators is 234 times higher than that of Avalanche (AVAX). Also, they accused Mr. Sekniqi of “attention farming” and proposed to turn Avalanche (AVAX) into an Ethereum rollup.