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Vitalik Buterin is one of the most influential figures in the cryptocurrency industry. Not only is he the founder of the world’s second-largest crypto network, Ethereum, but he is also a prolific writer on blockchain engineering topics.
He’s written about ZK-SNARKS, network states, systemic complexity, vetocracy, and plenty of other issues, including digital security.1 Buterin is actually an outspoken advocate for safter crypto wallets that pose less risk for novice investors, a point we strongly agree with. Ramping up your digital security is always a good idea — even more so when your money is on the line.
Buterin’s notoriety as a developer and writer is only scratching the surface of who Vitalik Buterin is, however. The more you investigate, the more interesting things you find out about him.
Take the following list, for example. Here are eight cool and interesting facts about Vitalik Buterin.
Did You Know?: Buterin got his start in crypto by writing blog posts at a pay rate of five Bitcoins per post! That worked out to a meager $1.50 per hour back then, but a decade later a single Bitcoin would be worth over $60,000.