Most Influential 40: Vitalik Buterin

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Vitalik Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer, is the co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain and (almost as necessary) “Bitcoin Magazine.” Some of his earliest writing nonetheless influences the cryptocurrency business as we speak. Take DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organizations, which Buterin wrote about within the Ethereum white paper (2013) and took prominence this yr. One of the richest crypto founders, however humble to a T, Buterin usually appears motivated extra by a want to construct digital “public goods,” than cash. That’s why he might have donated thousands and thousands of {dollars} price of “dog tokens” despatched to him unsolicited to COVID-19 and transhumanist causes.