Gun Sirer was asked to comment by CoinDesk on Ethereum, "arguably the most ambitious 'crypto 2.0' project to date, and the third-largest crowdfunded project of all time... aiming to create a new universe of programmable contracts, powered and secured by its own proof-of-work blockchain."

Sirer said, "I'm a big proponent of Ethereum and smart contracts, though I believe in this case the hype and the fantasy-borne use cases overstep the capabilities of the platform."