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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.


Has the Scalability Trilemma Been Solved?

3 weeks ago 1 minute read 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...

Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum 2.00

1 day ago 1 minute read Kieran Alexis

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...

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

9 Jan 2020 1 minute read kevW!ls0n

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...

Hats Off to Vitalik Buterin - Genius and Living Smart Contract

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 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...

CFTC President Heath Tarbert says Ethereum futures are on the way

3 weeks ago 1 minute read 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...

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

3 weeks ago 2 minute read 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...

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

23 Dec 2019 1 minute read starke_kunst

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....

Ethereum is Now 4 Year Old But How Did It Start?

31 Jul 2019 2 minute read Adamic0

Bitcoin’s history is mythical and is still the source of much discussion as the cryptocurrency market enters a more mature stage of its life. But Ethereum, the other major cryptocurrency with a long and storied history, has its own charms in its stor...

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

10 Jan 2020 2 minute read BitcoinGordon

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,...

The transition to Ethereum 2.0: how would it happen?

20 Nov 2019 1 minute read starke_kunst

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin tried to dispel community doubts about the long-term future of the platform by shedding light on some details of the upcoming transition from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and the final transition to Eth...