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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 Receives $10M Investment As 20% Of ETH 2.0 Target Bid Has Been Made, Vitalik Buterin Discusses Expectations

24 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments coinbro

  Ethereum 2.0 is only a week and a half away from the launch, and the amount of staked Ethereum (ETH) is slowly growing, recently exceeding 100,000. The expected amount for the Ethereum 2.0 launch is a target of 524,288 ETH and there are currently 1...

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...

Ethereum 2.0 Deposits Now at 11% of Required Staking Amount, Deadline in 2 Weeks

12 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The deposit contract for Ethereum 2.0 has crossed 58,000 ETH as of Nov. 12, roughly above 11% of the required amount. The contract address shows that stakers have deposited more than 58Kk of ETH, roughly 11% of the 524,588 required The contract firs...

Vitalik Buterin is ready to stake 3,200 ETH in Ethereum 2.0 blockchain

11 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments MakeItReal

According to Etherscan (the tracking platform of the Ethereum blockchain), the Ethereum address belonging to Vitalik Buterin (VB2) has sent 100 transactions for 32 Ether each to the Deposit Contract Address designed to stake Ethereum when the mainnet...

Vitalik Deposits 3200 ETH into ETH 2.0 Staking Contract

6 Nov 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has made his contribution towards the launch of ETH 2.0, depositing 3200 ETH into the network’s deposit contract on Nov 5. Buterin has made one of the largest contributions to the deposit contract so far; the 3200...

ETH 2.0 deposit contract released

4 Nov 2020 2 minute read 1 comment odisseo

The ETH 2.0 deposit contract was released a few minutes ago. Vitalik Buterin revealed it directly, through his Twitter profile. source: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1324018999458295809   This is version 1.0 of the Ethereum 2.0 specifica...

Vitalik Buterin: Why You Should Know This Influencer

13 Oct 2020 5 minute read 3 comments MintDice.com

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are like many other industries where there is a number of influential people that hold a lot of weight. The cryptocurrency world has seen these influencers sprout up and blossom from unconventional ways as the industry...