Actor and venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher has published a video on Twitter featuring himself, his wife Mila Kunis and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin to explain the project to newcomers.
For the first minute, the video sees Kutcher questioning Kunis in the living area of his home on basic terms related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
After Kunis provides a simple one-sentence definition to explain “crypto,” “blockchain,” and “decentralization,” Kutcher asks for details on Ethereum. The camera then pans to the right, moving to reveal Buterin sitting at a table behind Kunis.
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Buterin launched into a lengthy explanation of the fundamental components of Ethereum, explaining how the smart contract protocol differs from a “single-purpose” chain, citing bitcoin as such an example.
“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 safe and secure […] By a whole network of thousands of computers around the world, ”says Buterin.
“That’s why [Ethereum] Supports a programming language, developers have unlimited creativity in what kinds of things they actually build on Ethereum. So you can use Ethereum to make cryptocurrencies, or NFTs, or many other kinds of things.”
Kutcher replied: “Yes, that makes sense.”
The link and hashtag accompanying the video suggest that it was created to promote the non-fungible token of Kunis’ “Stoner Cats” chain. Those who purchase Stoner Cats NFT also get access to stream episodes of Kunis’s animated series of the same name. It bills itself as “the first NFT animated series”.
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Kutcher is no stranger to NFTs, having tokenized a Notepad scribble in August 2020, devouring the physical original before the tokens were put up for auction.
His venture capital firm, A-Grade Investments, has also backed top firms in the crypto space, including payment processor Bitpay in 2013 and blockchain security company BitGo in 2014.