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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.


Vitalik Buterin did not see problems with the launch of Ethereum 2.0

19 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments Kluma

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin expressed his disagreement with the opinion of the developer Justin Drake, who admitted that the launch of the zero phase of ETH 2.0 will probably not take place before the end of this year. On the eve of Drake wro...

Vitalik Buterin said when Ethereum will process 100,000 transactions per second

8 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments lioha369

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin explained how network scaling will grow after the transition to version 2.0. At the initial stage, the blockchain will be able to process about 2,000 transactions in 1 second. First of all, the project team intends t...

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Could Have Worsened Crypto-Tribalism

7 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

Tribalism is rampant in the crypto-community. Ten years ago, there was Bitcoin . Today there is Bitcoin and everything else, the latter popularly known as altcoins. The first among these altcoins is Ethereum . However, Ethereum has long been the targ...

Ethereum 2.0 will scale to 100,000 transactions per second.

6 Jul 2020 1 minute read 5 comments PVMihalache

Great news from Vitalik Buterin who said that Ethereum will scale to 100 k TPS. The increase of transactions per second will mean a boost of confidence in Ethereum, before the shift from Proof-of-Work to an upgraded Proof-of-Stake. Although an exact...

“The first major attack by bribery”: Vitalik Buterin commented on “blockchain capture” by Steem

4 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments lioha369

Steemit's decentralized blogging platform, which recently partnered with the Tron Foundation, leveraged the resources of leading crypto exchanges - Huobi, Binance, and Poloniex - to undo recent changes to the Steem blockchain. It is reported by The B...

What is ProgPoW?

23 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Kluma

What is ProgPoW? ProgPoW is short for Programmatic Proof-of-Work ("programmable proof of work"), and sometimes the comic version of PorgyPoW (from the name of the Porgi birds from the fifth episode of Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is also used - this is...

What is sharding?

20 Jun 2020 5 minute read 1 comment Kluma

What is sharding? Sharding is a method of splitting and storing a single logical data set in the form of multiple databases. Another definition of sharding is the horizontal separation of data.   When and who invented sharding? The concep...

Ether Pumps to $700,000 After Attempt to Wrap ETH As an ERC20 Token - Satire

15 Jun 2020 2 minute read 28 comments BitcoinGordon

The only thing better than Ethereum, is Ethereum, which comes with its own warning; don't try building Ether on top of itself.   Ether is a breakthrough in the growing cryptocurrency space, but some things are not even meant to be built on the platfo...

Ethereum Co-Founder: Blackmail Might Be The Main Driver Of The 5.0 Million Dollar ETH Transaction Fee

14 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

The cryptographic community was captivated by two transactions Ethereum abnormal that were held earlier this week. Both transactions were for relatively small amounts, but the transaction fees paid by the portfolio from which they originated were ast...

CZ Says There Would Be No Binance Coin if It Wasn't for Vitalik

5 Jun 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Abhi K

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, in a tweet posted on June 3, said that Binance Coin (BNB) would never have existed if not for Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin.  The conversation started after CZ, as the CEO is often called, replied to a tweet l...