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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.


Swapping my SHIB

16 Sep 2021 2 minute read 5 comments I-HODL

The SHIB token  is finally available on Coinbase, guys! After a rocky beginning and several hiccups along the way, the SHIB was listed today. And, to be expected, with the announcement, the Coinbase Effect kicked in and for a brief moment, the SHIB m...

Dogecoin ( DOGE ) Switching To PoS ( Proof-of-Staking ) System Soon?!

12 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments KindBoyCrypto

What was it about Doge that got you interested in the project?” he further asked. Responding to it Buterin wrote: “Personally, I hope that doge can switch to PoS soon, perhaps using ethereum code. I also hope they don’t cancel the 5b/year annual PoW...

Don't expect ETH Fees to drop anytime soon

5 Sep 2021 2 minute read 7 comments andrei0x309

At this point in time, Ethereum has become a rich-man chain, and will probably stay this way until ETH2. I know that everybody complains about high fees and it's perfectly normal, but if we are honest ETH will remain capable of only 1.2M -1.3M transa...

Where In the World is Crypto Adoption Growing Fastest?

21 Aug 2021 1 minute read 6 comments Allen Taylor

Has the cryptocurrency community grown into a massive political force? Crypto adoption is highest among emerging economies. Specifically, Vietnam, India, and Pakistan lead the pack. Japanese crypto exchange Liquid was hacked and thieves got away wit...

DeFi Governance Weekly. Grant Debacles on Uniswap

20 Aug 2021 4 minute read 2 comments Pinotio.com

Plus Surplus Buffers, Preventing Governance Attacks, and Vitalik Challenges How DAOs vote Grant Debacles on Uniswap Blockchain protocols often reserve a portion of their governance tokens for community grants to help grow the protocol. Uniswap an...

If You Knows Nuts About Ethereum, Read This Book

24 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

This book review on "The Infinite Machine: : How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum" first appeared on my IG handle (@diaperfinancingfund). I only became interested in crypto after Hodlnaut - a Singapore crypto lend...

How to Raise a Child from the Example of Vitalik Buterin

12 Jul 2021 3 minute read 2 comments diaperfinancingfund

Do you know that Vitalik Buterin was only 19 years old when he wrote the white paper on Ethereum? What's more, he wrote the paper in an impressive two weeks! In some countries, Vitalik wouldn't even be considered as an adult when he authored the whit...

3 Life Lessons From Vitalik, Founder of Ethereum

11 Jul 2021 3 minute read 4 comments diaperfinancingfund

If you enjoyed watching "The Social Network" and learning about how Mark Zuckerberg and his band of brothers worked together to bring Facebook to the top, you might enjoy reading "The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-Hackers is Building the Ne...

5 Things I Learned About Ethereum From "Inside the Cryptocurrency Revolution"

9 Jul 2021 1 minute read 4 comments diaperfinancingfund

Bitcoin has often been talked about, with many movies and documentaries detailing its formation and increasing prevalence in our daily lives. But what about Ethereum? For those new to crypto, you would be forgiven if you just regard Ethereum as the Q...

Vitalik burned billions worth of SHIB coin

3 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Lukros76

The famous and generous founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, in his endless good will recently announced that he had burned trillions of SHIB coins which is approximately $6 billion in USD. This was about 90% of his entire portfolio so he hasn't ent...