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Vitalik Buterin is the co-founder of the Ethereum project and one of the earliest publications focused on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin Magazine. 

Buterin had learnt about Bitcoin from his father, and caught the attention of Mihai Alisie, another enthusiast of Bitcoin and the other founder of Bitcoin Magazine. Together, they launched Bitcoin Magazine in 2012, with Buterin being the lead writer. Bitcoin Magazine continues to run and is overseen by BTC Media.

Buterin published the Ethereum white paper in 2013, the biggest step in cryptocurrencies since the launch of Bitcoin. With the white paper, Buterin introduced the concept of smart contracts, a feature that is now present in hundreds of cryptocurrencies. Dropping out of college after having received the Thiel Fellowship, Buterin began working on Ethereum full-time.

Ethereum was co-founded by Buterin, Gavin Wood and Joseph Lubin; the latter two are still heavily involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Buterin’s key contribution was the development of a scripting language that allowed for much more versatility on what could be done on blockchains, most notably decentralized applications, or DAPPs.

Ethereum continues to work on the development of Ethereum and is one of the most notable individuals in the space. Ethereum is soon to release ETH 2.0, an updated version of Ethereum that overcomes scalability and performance issues.


Ethereum EIP 1559

14 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments Sir Loin

For those who missed the news about Ethereum The Ethereum EIP 1559 update has been approved as part of the upcoming London hard fork in July. The proposal, co-sponsored by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, will shift Ethereum's fee structure away...

Vitalik Buterin Stakes $9K Worth of SNX via Optimistic Ethereum

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 8 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has staked SNX via the Optimistic layer 2 solution on Jan. 25, as seen in data from Ethscan. Buterin staked just under $10,000 on the Synthetix L2 bridge on Jan. 25, making him the most high profile staker yet But...

Vitalik Has Nearly $450M in ETH on His Public Wallet

21 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

The ETH holdings of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin have grown by over 700% during the bull run to over $400 million as seen on his wallet address as of Jan. 21. Buterin holds 33,348.3 ETH in his main personal wallet, although it is one of his 3...

Maximalism - BTC and Altcoins

14 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments rmsadkri

I love bitcoin. We all love bitcoin. Yes, it gives you a lifetime opportunity to make money. Beyond the profit, it also is slated to change the existing financial system and innovate. What’s happening now with BTC may fairly be the tip of the iceberg...

$AMPL Now On Vitalik, Justin Sun & Polkadot's Radar

8 Dec 2020 4 minute read 6 comments paulOf91

Ever since $AMPL was integrated into Publish0x, I couldn't miss this opportunity to cover quite a spicy and interesting angle about it. You see, it seems like awareness for $AMPL is going parabolic since it made headlines in June 2020 since its geyse...

Why ETH 2.0 is Such a Big Deal for Ethereum?

26 Nov 2020 7 minute read 3 comments DrBreakThru

On November 23, 2020, the minimum staking requirement of 524,288 ETH for ETH 2.0 has been met! This marks a significant milestone for Ethereum as it gives ETH 2.0 the green light to launch on December 1, 2020 – a moment Ethereans have been waiting f...

Ethereum 2.0 ... it's the final countdown!

24 Nov 2020 2 minute read 24 comments PVMihalache

Play and start reading... cause it's the final countdown for Ethereum 2.0 I am an Ethereum fan and I am a believer that ETH2.0 will be the solution to the current high gas fees. ETH2.0 will also bring a mega boost in speed as will scale from the cur...

Ethereum 2.0 Meets Staking Requirement, Launch Set for Dec. 1

24 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

Ethereum’s 2.0 deposit contract reached its threshold value for 524,288 ETH on Nov. 23, ensuring that the beacon chain will launch on the originally intended date of Dec 1. Over 610,000 ETH has been deposited in the contract, which went live on Nov....

Vitalik Digital Art Sells for $141K

23 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

Digital artwork of Vitalik Buterin, a piece titled “EthBoy”, has sold for 260 ETH or roughly $141,000 on digital art marketplace Async Art on Nov 22. Artists Trevor Jones and Alotta Money created the artwork using a special form of Non-fungible Toke...

Mike Novogratz Bought 500,000 ETH From the Ethereum Foundation at $0.99 Levels

18 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Galaxy Digital founder and CEO Mike Novogratz bought 500,000 ETH from the Ethereum Foundation at less than a dollar each, he revealed in an interview on Nov. 10. Novogratz was interviewed by Nugget’s News Alex Saunders, and spoke a range of topics i...