#2 Vitalik Buterin


 

Name:  Vitalik Buterin

Position: Co-founder of Ethereum

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin

Persional Website/blog: https://vitalik.ca

Age: 24

Citizenship: Canada

 

Develops: 

Bitcoin magazine, Co-founder

Ethereum, Creator & Co-founder

 

Famous for:

The genius behind the world's second most valuable cryptocurrency today – Ethereum – first learned about cryptocurrencies from his father. After co-founding Bitcoin Magazine in 2011, Buterin spent two years learning Blockchain technology, its potential, and the applications it had to offer. The Ethereum white paper was published in late 2013. Buterin currently serves as the Chief Scientist of the Ethereum Foundation and leads Ethereum’s research team, which maintains the core technology of the cryptocurrency and works on future versions of the Ethereum protocol.

 

Facts:

  1. Started his journey into the crypto world by writing for Bitcoin magazine and for other journals.
  2. Included in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
  3. Crypto Net Worth: $ 400 - 500 million.
  4. Dropped out of the University of Waterloo, Canada.
  5. Was born in Russia and at the age 6 with his family he migrated to Canada. Meanwhile, he does not reside in Russia or Canada. Rather, he currently lives in Singapore.
  6. On June 25, 2017, there was a fake news that Vitalik is dead and the price of Ethereum decreased immediately. 

Quote:

  • I remember knowing, for a while, for a long time, that I was kind of abnormal in some sense.

 



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