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Ashton Kutcher posted a video of Vitalik Buterin explaining Ethereum from his living room.
Ashton Kutcher, an actor and venture capitalist, has posted a video to Twitter in which he, his wife Mila Kunis, and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin explain the project to newcomers.
The first minute of the video shows Kutcher quizzing Kunis on basic cryptocurrency and blockchain technology terms in their living room.
Kutcher asks for a description of Ethereum after Kunis offers simple one-sentence definitions of “crypto,” “blockchain,” and “decentralisation.” After that, the camera pans to the right, past Kunis, to reveal Buterin seated at a table.
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Buterin then launches into a lengthy explanation of Ethereum’s fundamental components, articulating how the smart contract protocol differs from “single-purpose” chains like Bitcoin.
“Ethereum is a general-purpose blockchain […] an open platform that allows people to build their own applications on top, and anything built on top of Ethereum is protected and secured […] by an entire network of thousands of computers worldwide,” Buterin explains.
“Because [Ethereum] supports a programming language, developers have this unlimited creativity in what kinds of things that they actually create on Ethereum. So you can use Ethereum to create cryptocurrencies, or NFTs, or many other kinds of things.”
“Yeah, that makes sense,” Kutcher replied.
The video’s links and hashtags indicate that it was made to promote Kunis’ “Stoner Cats” series of nonfungible tokens. Customers who purchase a Stoner Cats NFT will also have access to episodes of Kunis’ animated series of the same name. It promotes itself as “the first NFT animated series.”
Kutcher is no stranger to NFTs, having tokenized a scribble on a notepad in August 2020, with the physical original being incinerated before the token was auctioned off.
A-Grade Investments, his venture capital firm, has also backed top crypto firms, including payment processor BitPay in 2013 and blockchain security company BitGo in 2014.