Who is Vitalik Buterin? This is the name of a Canadian-Russian computer scientist who has been programming since an early age and was interested in the development of bitcoin.

Who is Vitalik Buterin?


Vitalik Dmitrievich Buterin had already become a billionaire by the age of 27. He was one of the founders and editor of the Bitcoin Magazin print magazine.

Vitaly won a $100,000 grant from the Thiel Fellowship, an organization founded by billionaire Peter Thiel to support talented young professionals. First of all, the money received was invested in the development of the Etherium project in 2014, which brought its author the World Technology Award.


Vitalik Buterin: origin

Vitaly was born on January 31, 1994 in Kolomna, Moscow region. Until 2001 he lived in Russia, later emigrated to Canada with his parents.

Of course, the love for the IT-sphere was instilled in the boy by his father, who specialized in computer science. It was he who supported the desire of a ten-year-old child to create video games, and also told his son about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As a result, Vitaliy became interested in bitcoin.


Despite his young age, Vitaly Buterin managed to prove himself in a variety of social aspects. Let’s call them.

  1. In 2011, become one of the founders and editors of Bitcoin Magazine, which first went on sale in 2012.
  2. Work as a member of the editorial board that reviewed the Ledger. The scientific journal was dedicated to cryptocurrencies and everything related to them. Vitaly has several different projects on his account, each of which has a direct connection with bitcoin.
  3. Appear in the “40 most influential young people” ranking, in which he took a place in the top ten (in 2017).
  4. Become a PhD from the University of Basel (2018).

However, Vitalik’s main achievement is the creation of the Ethereum blockchain platform and one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world in terms of capitalization of the same name. The capitalization of Ethereum as of January 2022 is slightly less than $400 billion.

It is worth noting that Forbes publishers did not forget about Buterin, who included him in the 30 under 30 hall of fame. The Russian newspaper Vedomosti named Buterin Professional of the Year (2017).

Vitaly then disappeared, then reappeared on the Forbes list. As a rule, experts explain such “jumps” with cryptocurrency price fluctuations. At the moment, the fortune of the crypto billionaire is estimated at 1.3 billion dollars (333,520 tokens).