Vitalik Buterin
12mentions
in 12 ratings
Co-founder of Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin

share
Co-founder of Ethereum

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.

Age
24 years old (January, 1994)
Citizenship
Canada
Participation
Ethereum, Creator & Co-founder
Bitcoin magazine, Co-founder
  • Crypto Net Worth: $ 400 - 500 million.
  • Dropped out of the University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • Included in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
  • 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.
  • Started his journey into the crypto world by writing for Bitcoin magazine and for other journals.
  • On June 25, 2017, there was a fake news that Vitalik is dead and the price of Ethereum decreased immediately.

We analyzed how many times influential people in the Blockchain and crypto space were mentioned across
twelve rating lists published on the following sites:

  • forbes.com
  • fortune.com
  • coindesk.com
  • richtopia.com
  • rise.global
  • cryptoweekly.co
  • cryptocompare.com
  • cantechletter.com
  • investinblockchain.com
  • finance.jaxlondon.com
  • surveymonkey.com
  • hackernoon.com
I think a coexistence of different types of blockchains is inevitable; it's just impossible for one type of blockchain to satisfy all use cases and provide all desirable properties.