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

26 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

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

25 Dec 2019 2 minute read 1 comment Roberto D.

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?

23 Dec 2019 1 minute read 2 comments 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....

The long path of Ethereum towards the POS protocol starts this week, waiting for the Istanbul fork

3 Dec 2019 2 minute read 12 comments Roberto D.

It has long been known that one of the main objectives for Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, is to lead this blockchain to use a POS protocol; however, it is always advisable to state this, it is Vitalik himself who believes that before he ca...

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of ethereum, expressed solidarity with Virgil Griffith for his arrest in Los Angeles

3 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Virgil Griffith, was arrested by the USA for attending a blockchain conference in North Korea (I talked about it HERE), always yesterday a heavyweight of ethereum took to the field to express his solidarity with Griffith; we are talking about Vitalik...

The transition to Ethereum 2.0: how would it happen?

20 Nov 2019 1 minute read 2 comments 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...

These are the most important Bitcoin influencers

14 Nov 2019 2 minute read 2 comments DoRi

Image source When we talk about the Bitcoin's course, we regularly come across the names of influencers. Who are these people and why are they so important? In this article, we list a number of important Bitcoin influencers. The names of influencers...

Vitalik Buterin shared details about the improvements that would come to the Ethereum network

20 Aug 2019 2 minute read 0 comments MonoBlack

The developer said the network must overcome the congestion problems it currently faces, as this will help reduce the costs of operations and boost operations through changes in the scheme of operation of the Ethereum Blockchain. --- Vitalik Buterin,...

Vitalik Buterin applauds initiative to mix Bitcoin and Ethereum

4 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Exe8422

The co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, agrees with a possible mix between his cryptocurrency and Bitcoin (BTC), as this promotes a "pluralistic" future in the crypto industry. The idea of a mix between the two main digital currencies tod...

Ethereum - History and functioning of ETH

1 Aug 2019 6 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

What are Ethereum? Cryptocurrency means a digital decentralized system that is not controlled by anyone and that allows money to be exchanged simply and quickly. In practice, this is a new payment method that anyone can use. Ethereum, in addition to...