Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin is the creator of the Ethereum blockchain. He first discovered blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies through Bitcoin in 2011 and was immediately excited by its potential. He co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in September 2011, and after two and a half years looking at what the existing blockchain technology and applications had to offer, he wrote the Ethereum white paper in November 2013. He now leads Ethereum Foundation’s research team, working on future versions of the Ethereum protocol.