Guides to Cryptocurrency Founders
2. Ethereum (ETH) Founder Introduction
Vitalik Buterin is a Canadian-Russian writer, programmer, leader, and is the co-founder of the Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine. He was borned 31 Jan 1994 in Kolomna, Russia and moved to Canada with his parents, Dmitry Buterin and Natalia Ameline when he was six years old. Buterin was placed into a class for gifted children when he was grade 3 and attended a private high school, the Abelard School in Toronto when he was older for four years. Years later, he attended the University of Waterloo but decided to drop out of school in 2014.
Buterin started his research on blockchain and after failing to get an agreement to develop a scripting language for bitcoin application, he decided to develop Ethereum, a new platform and blockchain with a general scripting language that can be used for smart contract execution and decentralized applications. The Ethereum network grew and as of 7 May 2018, the second largest cryptocurrency market cap belongs to Ethereum with more than $73 billion USD and a total coin circulating supply of around 99 million, making Vitalik Buterin a multimillionaire. [ Read more about Ethereum at Top 10 Coins Guide ] He currently resides in Singapore hard at work on his Ethereum project and is a prominent speaker in the cryptocurrency world.