Vitalik Buterin Biography, Ethereum, Age and Net Worth

Vitaly Dmitriyevich also known as “Vitalik” Buterin (born 31 January 1994) is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who is best known as one of the co-founders of Ethereum.

Vitalik Buterin Facts

  • Full Name:Vitaly Dmitriyevich
  • Age: 27 years (2021)
  • Date of Birth: January 31st, 1994
  • Place of Birth: Kolomna, Russia
  • Net Worth: $100 million
  • Nationality: Russian and Canadian

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vitalik Buterin

  1. He is the co-founder of Ethereum, which as at the time this post was published, is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value after Bitcoin.
  2. In May 2021, Buterin became the youngest crypto billionaire when his Etheruem holdings surpassed $1 billion in value.
  3. He learned about Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin from his father when he was just 17 years old.
  4. He attended the University of Waterloo but later dropped out.
  5. Asides from co-founding Ethereum, he also was a founding member of Bitcoin Magazine.
  6. In June 2017, it was reported that Buterin was involved in a fatal car accident and this led to the rumor of his death which turned out to be false.
  7. Apart from being a programmer, he is also a writer and while writing for Bitcoin Magazine he was paid 5 BTC per article.
  8. As a child, he was identified as a gifted kid and was moved out of his regular class.
  9. He wrote the Ethereum Whitepaper at the age of 19 which was a modified version of Bitcoin.
  10. The billionaire was a recipient of the Thiel Fellowship grant which was about $100,000. It was because of this grant, he dropped out of his school, The University of Waterloo.
Updated: July 16, 2021 — 7:30 pm

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