Vitalik Buterin


Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and founder of Ethereum. He was born in Kolomna, Russia, in 1994 and moved to Canada with his family at a young age. Vitalik Buterin began his career in the cryptocurrency industry in 2011 when he co-founded Bitcoin Magazine, a publication that covers news and analysis on Bitcoin and blockchain technology. He was also a contributing writer for the magazine, writing articles on various topics related to Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency industry.

In 2013, Buterin proposed the development of Ethereum, a decentralized platform that enables the creation of smart contracts and decentralized applications. He wrote the initial whitepaper for Ethereum, which outlined the platform's technical capabilities and design principles.

In 2014, Buterin and a team of developers launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the development of Ethereum. The campaign was successful, raising over $18 million.

Ethereum launched in 2015, and Buterin has since played a significant role in its development and growth. He is a member of the Ethereum Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the Ethereum platform. He also works on developing Ethereum 2.0, which will bring significant upgrades to the forum, such as the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism and sharding.

He also has been advising and working on various blockchain projects, startups and organizations. He has also received several awards and recognition for his contributions to the blockchain industry. As of 2021, he is also a partner at MetaStable Capital, a crypto hedge fund and venture capital firm. He also contributes to the research of crypto-economics and governance.