Within the crypto community, you all know what is Ethereum, the second criptomoneda largest in the world. However, you may not all know who led the creation of this virtual currency, but unlike Satoshi Nakamoto, has not been kept hidden. On the contrary, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation is a public personality, whose opinions are very respected. And so today we want to talk to you about it.
The beginnings of Buterin
Vitalik Buterin was born in the Russian city of Kolomna in 1994, however did not pass much time there. Therefore, the parents decided to depart to Canada when he was only six years of age, in search of better job opportunities. Landing in Toronto, the city in which Buterin completed their training. Immediately, Vitalik began to excel in the science subjects, especially in mathematics. Being his favorite toy, according to the story of his father, the program Microsoft Excel, where he created a game called “The Encyclopedia of the Rabbits”. Which consisted of an entire universe populated by rabbits in Excel, which worked with complex formulas, and graphs mathematical in the program. Therefore, in the third degree is moved from the normal class to a program for gifted children. Which, although it allowed him access to other types of training to boost their math skills, made it difficult for their relationship with other children. Those who viewed him as a sort of genius, and did not establish relations of friendship normal with him. This came naturally to the online games, and especially a game called World of Warcraft, with which he was “hooked” between 2007 and 2010. Year in which Blizzard introduced changes in the game world that affected one of the characters that used Buterin. By removing the spell “Siphon Life” of which to use in his character warlock. Being indignant at the young Buterin by the perceived injustice in this unilateral change, which affected something that had cost him much effort to get. Being this event the catalyst that would move the world of cryptocurrencies.
His approach to the world of cryptographic
As the father of Buterin, finance professional, was linked with the world of cryptocurrencies through the Bitcoin. And he had tried to convince Vitalik is interesase for the same, however, Buterin was skeptical towards the functioning of virtual currencies. Until you shock her with the decisions Blizzard encouraged him to dig more deeply into the topic. So, in 2011, he would team up with Mihai Allise to found a magazine on topics in cryptography, known as Bitcoin Magazine, where he published hundreds of articles. At the same time, in 2012, he started his studies in Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Winning that same year the bronze medal at the Olympics of Informatics. However, to realize that you would not have the time to continue to develop projects in cryptography at the time that she pursued her studies. Vitalik Buterin decided to leave the University and devote himself full time to the development of the network of Bitcoin. Starting from then, frustrated by the limited possibilities that this Blockchain will offered.
The birth of Ethereum
Just this would be the main motivation of Buterin to initiate the development of Ethereum together with Gavin Wood, the co-founder of the criptomoneda. Published in the white paper of the same in the year 2013, and launching the technical book of ETH shortly after. Ethereum is born with the aim to cover the spaces left by Bitcoin for the development of cryptographic technology. Offering developers a platform in which to generate new products based on Blockchain, including smart contracts. That would broaden the crypto world and serve as a platform for the creation of inventions very interesting. The first fully functional version of Ethereum, saw the light in the year 2015, after a major crowdfunding campaign. What triggered the influence of Vitalik within the crypto world, coming to be in the top 10 of “40 young people most influential under 40” by Fortune magazine, in the year 2017.
Ethereum and Buterin in the present
After several years of operation, Ethereum has established itself as the second criptomoneda most important market. Dominating at present the sector of contracts intelligent, and decentralized applications. And serving as the basis for several of the virtual coins more important as Binance Coin, which would be a token ERC-20. This allows Vitalik Buterin is recognized as one of the main crypto influencers in the world. Being your opinion on the most diverse topics about technology Blockchain, heard and respected worldwide. And now, when Ethereum is preparing for the release of version 2.0 of its system, the figure of Buterin acquires even greater prominence. As expectations around the new features of ETH grow. What, at the end of the day translates into a similar growth in the influence of Vitalik within the crypto community. What makes us think that the history of Vitalik Buterin and the cryptocurrencies, is far from over. The following two tabs change content below. Student of International Studies, interested in issues of economy and international politics. Passionate about the progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in general and the cryptocurrencies in particular.