Vitalik: “EOS’s scalability is NOT because of DPOS or anything similar”
Vitalik highlights the importance of decentralisation when considering scaling proposals.
"EOS’s scalability is NOT because of DPOS or anything similar; its claimed scalability comes entirely from the fact that it requires each node to have a much higher computational capacity, making it impossible for anyone but large businesses to run full nodes. We could do that too, but won’t because it’s contrary to the goals of decentralization.
Asterisk: it’s actually a totally reasonable strategy… inside of a Plasma chain. Hence why there’s https://github.com/ethereum/plasma22, https://github.com/ethereum-plasma23 and several other projects. "