Vitalik Buterin is a professional programmer and writer who is famous as the Co-Founder of Ethereum. Buterin along with Gavin Wood, Charles Hoskinson, Joseph Lubin, and Anthony Di launched Ethereum in 2014. He co-created Ethereum when he understood that he could construct a new, possibly enhanced version by iterating on the Bitcoin blockchain. 

 

He has been involved in the Bitcoin community since 2011, writing and co-founding articles for Bitcoin magazine. Vitalik linked Bitcoin to a calculator and a future blockchain to a smartphone and used the same method of improving the system’s strength by making it more general purpose to blockchain network space.   

 

He was honored with the Thiel Fellowship Award in 2014 for bringing his innovative scientific and technical projects to reality, won the World Technology Network prize, Fortune 40 under 40 lists, and appeared on the Under 30 list of Forbes at the age of 23.