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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.


5 News You Might Have Missed This Weekend (27 - 30 March)

1 week ago 5 minute read 12 comments Brawnd0

Hi folks. Here I am back with a news roundup - as we all learn to cope with this very worrying time we are living in. First of all, I hope everyone is doing okay and keeping well as they isolate themselves. All the markets have taken a tumble but we...

Why Ethereum is a buy opportunity at current valuations! ETH-BTC-bridge coming! Market Analysis!

1 week ago 3 minute read 8 comments Writerblock

The recent panic sell-off explained. The start of the recent Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency bull-market took a heavy hit when people panic-sold their cryptocurrencies in order to be able to have enough cash to buy food and other supplies, threatene...

Vitalik Buterin: Money is ‘Fair Type of Game’

2 weeks ago 2 minute read 0 comments Jelajahcoin.com

Jelajahcoin.com - One of the founders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, found money as a type of game. But outside of the game, there may be a solution for people to act for the common good. In the latest episode of Artificial Intelligence Podcast with L...

Most Famous People of Crypto Industry

3 weeks ago 7 minute read 5 comments Changelly

Crypto industry was built by people and decisions of some of them influence the whole industry. Here is the list of people whose contribution made a significant impact on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. These people lead the industry through all the...

Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum 2.00

25 Feb 2020 1 minute read 1 comment simpatico.crypto

I'm Bullish On Buterin Good piece here from Coindesk, live and direct from from the man himself. For the life of me I couldn't embed the source video, so I gave up eventually. The link below opens to the page. Life's too short!   Vitalik Signs I'd l...

Hats Off to Vitalik Buterin - Genius and Living Smart Contract

9 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments BitcoinGordon

Okay, I know... weird name, perhaps a little unusual socially. But, I really like the guy, and a lot of other people do too. With good reason, I might add! Once I understood his name was Vitalik Buterin and not Vitamin Butterball, I was able to Googl...

Has the Scalability Trilemma Been Solved?

3 Feb 2020 1 minute read 4 comments BitcoinGordon

Scalability Trilemma is a term that originated from Vitalik Buterin, the now-famous creator of Ethereum. The idea, which largely seems appropriate to the current market development for crypto, deals with the 3 most important aspects of a successful c...

Virgil Griffith pleads not guilty, the ethereum developer was arrested last November

1 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Returning to New York to participate in the first hearing of the case that sees him on the dock for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act Virgil Griffith, among the best known faces of the ethereum developer community, has declare...

CFTC President Heath Tarbert says Ethereum futures are on the way

31 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Roberto D.

Heath Tarbert, president of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), interviewed by Bloomberg, as reported by an article published a couple of hours ago, said that the launch of ETH futures could be imminent; in more detail, the president sai...

United Nations to the Cryptocurrency Community: Do not participate in conferences in North Korea

17 Jan 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Reuters reported it, with an article published a few hours ago, the United Nations warned the community that by participating in the next conference on cryptocurrencies in North Korea, scheduled for next February, they are likely to be indicted for v...