Vitalik Buterin calls Canada's use of banks to stifle protestors 'dangerous'
Coin Desk: 'In an interview Friday at the ETHDenver conference, Buterin, who grew up in Canada, did not condone the "freedom convoys" that have been blaring their horns in Ottawa for the last week in opposition to COVID-19 restrictions.
'"If the truckers are blocking the roads and that's breaking the economy, fine, blocking the roads is illegal and there are laws against that," he told CoinDesk TV anchor Christine Lee.
But he described the government's response as heavy-handed, and crypto as a potential check on such overreach.
'"If the government is not willing to follow the laws ... [and] give people a chance to defend themselves...and they just want to talk to the banks and basically cut out people's financial livelihoods without due process, that is an example of the sort of thing that decentralized technology is there to make more difficult," Buterin said.'