Who is Vitalik Buterin
Born January 31, 1994, in Kolomna, Russia, Vitalik Buterin is the Canadian-raised programmer, co-founder, former publisher of the print magazine Bitcoin Magazine, and one of the co-founders of the Ethereum project.
For the idea, he won the 2014 World Technology Award, overtaking Mark Zuckerberg and other contenders. He also received a $100,000 scholarship from Thiel Fellowship for the development of the project.
Early life and career of Vitalik Buterin
Born in Russia and raised in Canada, where he moved with his parents at the age of 6, Buterin speaks both Russian and English. He lived in Switzerland for three years and moved to Singapore in 2017, and dropped out of Waterloo University to work on blockchain projects.
Buterin became interested in Bitcoin in 2011 and co-founded Bitcoin Magazine the same year. In 2012, Bitcoin Magazine was launched as a print publication and became the first major publication on the subject.
He also holds the position in Ledger's first scientific journal devoted to cryptocurrencies and related topics.
Move to Ethereum
Prior to joining Ethereum, he also worked on several open-source projects related to Bitcoin.
In 2017, Vitaly Buterin ranked within the top 10 in Fortune Magazine’s “40 Most Influential People Under 40” and was in the review of the Top 600 people under 30 in Forbes magazine.
Buterin learned about Bitcoin from his father at the age of 17. In 2012, he received a bronze medal at the International Computer Science Olympiad. In 2013, he visited developers in other countries, who share his enthusiasm for the code.