Vitalik Buterin was born in 1994 and is a Canadian/Russian computer programmer known as the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine and most recently the inventor and co-creator of Ethereum. (Ethereum, is a decentralised mining network and software development platform rolled into one that facilitates the creation of new cryptocurrencies and programs that share a single blockchain.) Buterin has contributed to other open source software projects as a developer. Projects Buterin has worked on include: Kryptokit, pybitcointools, Multisig.info, and BTCkeysplit, DarkWallet, Bitcoin Python libraries, and the cryptocurrency marketplace site Egora. In August 2017, Buterin co-founded a new entity, Ethereum Russia, to improve Russia's capability to implement blockchain technology. Vitalik is one of the most influential people in the cryptocurrency movement and has spoken with many high level figures, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, about the technologies surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchains.
January 31, 1994
University of Waterloo