Vitalik Buterin

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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.

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

2 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.12 tipped

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...

GOOD NEWS: Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was released on bail yesterday

1 week ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.08 tipped

This was reported by the Inner City Press, which reports how, yesterday, the developer ethereum Virgil Griffith was finally released on bail; Griffith was reportedly arrested on November 21 for attending a conference in North Korea, which the allegat...

Vitalik Buterin In Leading Role of Off-Broadway Hit: Bitcoin the Musical - :Satire:

1 week ago 2 minute read BitcoinGordon $1.82 tipped

January 10, 2020. If this were true, you'd be sharing it like mad. Do so anyway, yo! In a surprise to... the universe, Vitalik Buterin announced he will be performing in the leading role as Satoshi Nakamoto in "Bitcoin: The Musical". It's a shocker,...

Vitalik: Ethereum With Loopring's Tech Will Be a Massive Success

1 week ago 1 minute read kevW!ls0n $8.07 tipped

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has some positive things to say about Loopring, the zero-knowledge proof protocol that offers high throughput, security through its non-custodial protocol and lower transaction costs. Ethereum, despite having come...

Parity loses the synchronization of the nodes, Ethereum is under attack

2 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.28 tipped

The news had started to turn in the late afternoon yesterday and now confirmation has arrived directly from Parity Technology; according to Sergio Demian Lerner, security expert, the attack was launched by sending blocks with invalid transactions to...

Judge bans Virgil Griffith's release on bail, developer ethereum remains in prison

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.03 tipped

If you missed any news:   Cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith arrested, his fault being attending a conference on Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, the founder of ethereum, expressed solidarity with Virgil Griffith for his arrest in Los Angeles The Ethereu...

Cardano (ADA) announces the release of a new update aimed at improving the stability of the network

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.36 tipped

The cryptocurrency industry knows no stop, parties, holidays, so while Vitalik Buterin, on the day of anti-vigil, presented his new proposal for the transition to ethereum 2.0 the Cardano foundation thought it well to go even further and do his I ann...

Vitalik Buterin's new proposal for the transition to Ethereum 2.0, the community discusses it

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.12 tipped

The world of crypto, as known, never stops, day, night, weekend and even in the midst of the Christmas holidays, there is always something boiling in the pot and the community is always ready to make new proposals and to discuss them; as absurd as it...

Rags fly between the community on twitter between Vitalik Buterin from Ethereum and Lina Seiche from BTSE

3 weeks ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.07 tipped

The community of cryptocurrency enthusiasts is probably one of the most fun and welcoming on social media, however every now and then fierce controversies break out that take on gigantic proportions when some of the members who enjoy greater visibili...

How will the new upgrade affect the Ethereum network on January 1, 2020?

3 weeks ago 1 minute read starke_kunst $6.70 tipped

The Ethereum Foundation website has published details of another hard fork designed to delay activation of the difficulty bomb. The update was called Muir Glacier - in honor of the famous glacier in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in the U.S....