What is that this headline lol? Here is a extra correct model:
Vitalik Buterin needs [the community gets together and decide] to burn the Ethers of validators complying with necessities of regulators [in a hypothetical future where regulators force custodian pool operators to censor transactions]
Placing this sturdy signaling out there’s a good factor. We have now no clue what regulators will power custodian swimming pools to do, however we have to make these pool operators perceive that they are higher off stopping their staking enterprise and return the ETH to their clients as a substitute of complying and getting all that ETH burned by social consensus.
Censorship at a protocol degree is an assault towards Ethereum, which fits towards what validators are paid to do. If push involves shove, these validators have to be punished – if not by computerized cryptoeconomic mechanisms, then by us, the final resort social layer.