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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.

Ethereum 2.0. What to do with the coin and whether to buy it

17 May 2020 10 minute read 7 comments Kluma

The three-fold increase in the number of long positions on the cryptocurrency indicates that the crypto community expects it to switch to the second version of the network. How will the update affect the price of altcoin, how much will you earn on it...

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

30 Mar 2020 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...

Vitalik in Heated Debate on Blockchain Patents

24 Apr 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Abhi K

Vitalik Buterin has taken a jab at the Bitcoin SV (BSV) project and its supporters, tweeting on April 23 that blockchain patents do not correspond with an understanding of the technology. Buterin was speaking with reference to Craig Wright’s frequen...

Most Famous People of Crypto Industry

10 Mar 2020 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...

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

27 Mar 2020 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...

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...

Ethereum 2.0 On Track for July Launch Date, Says Vitalik

12 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhi K

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has spoken reassuringly about the imminent launch of Ethereum 2.0, saying that it is “moving forward on all fronts” at the Consensus: Distributed conference on May 11.  Buterin spoke of the release of the ETH...

Vitalik Buterin says he has "some respect" for Ethereum's main rival

17 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments PassionCryptodotcom

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said he had "some respect" for EOS , the main rival of its creation. Although Buterin did not agree with the delegated proof of participation model, he praised the project's efforts to develop an alternative “princ...

An unplanned hard fork took place in the Ethereum 2.0 test network

18 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Kluma

The project developer Afri Choedon announced that a pilot blockchain cryptocurrency divided because of a failure. However, its Creator Vitalik Buterin believes that this is normal In the test network of Ethereum 2.0 called Schlesi, there was a harfdo...

BTC People Seem Happy About Centralized Middlemen, Says Vitalik

11 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhi K

Vitalik Buterin, in a twitter thread dated May 7 that discussed the goals of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), spoke of how Ethereum was decentralizing many functions that otherwise would be handled by middlemen.  While some in the post argued that...