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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 Turns 5 Years Old Today

30 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The Ethereum (ETH) network turns 5 today. Envisioned as a “decentralized world computer”, the network was launched on July 30, 2015 by Vitalik Buterin and several others who have achieved success in the industry, including Charles Hoskinson, Joseph L...

Vitalik Buterin urged to speed up the development of the first phase of Ethereum 2.0

28 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Danyakot

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin asked developers to speed up the preparation of ETH 2.0 clients for the first phase in order to test their performance in practice. He noted that most of the specifications inherent in the first phase of Ethereum 2...

Ethereum: burning bright and majestic as the Phoenix does!

25 Jul 2020 4 minute read 8 comments PVMihalache

Over the last days I could often see people moaning about the ETH fees and how they are waiting for Ethereum 2.0 to solve the issue. However, behind the scenes, Ethereum is gaining power and at the moment is burning bright and majestic as the Phoenix...

Ethereum 2.0 launch in 2020 after all? Buterin Speaks

15 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

The launch of Ethereum 2.0, as agreed by some major Ethereum developers , is now scheduled for 2020 after all. The "deal" was also made under pressure from Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin, but an exact date remains unclear. The launch of Ethereu...

Vitalik Buterin - Ethereum's Satoshi

14 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Simplify Crypto

Vitalik Buterin is the insatiable mind behind the creation of Ethereum. He was born in Russia in 1994 and his family emigrated to Canada when he was 6, looking for better job opportunities. His father Dmitry Buterin, graduated in computer science and...

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...