Zack, what percentage of people who "give a talk" about Bitcoin / Blockchain tech, do you think actually know anything about what they are talking about?
I would say the number is near-zero, if it isn't actually zero
. Even the Core devs, or myself, could have simply have "competence without comprehension"
, be fooled-by-randomness, etc.
That isn't to say that we should
ignore everything new, and write it off as wrong, but anyone who speaks at an Ethereum conference is probably trying to appeal to gullible people / has fooled himself.