Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has been named among the top 100 influential people of 2021 by Times Magazine (Time 100). This was along with other influential musicians, artists, activists, world leaders, among others.
Appearing on the same list were notable names like Jansen Huang, the CEO of NVidia, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and Dogecoins proponent, Joe Biden, US president, among others.
In his profile, they cited that Buterin has played a significant role in creating the Ethereum network, standing at $420 Billion. Also, they recognized him for his role in coming up with decentralized apps (DApps) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian cited that no one saw the possibility of Ethereum, but it took the concept of an individual to have it started. Since its creation, a whole world has opened in the cryptocurrency market.
About Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin is a 27-year-old programmer and writer with a Russian-Canadian origin. He is best known as the co-founder and creator of Ethereum. His net worth stands at 1.1 billion US dollars. Also, he has a massive following of 2.4 million followers on Twitter.
He was first involved in the Bitcoin community in 2011 as the co-founder and writer for Bitcoin Magazine.
After working with Bitcoin for some time, he noticed a gap. In an attempt to solve the problem, he invented Ethereum in 2013 and became the world’s youngest crypto billionaire.
About Times Magazine
Time magazine has been around for a while. Briton Hadden and Henry Luce founded Time Magazine in 1923.
Over the years, the magazine has been opening up to cryptocurrency. This was evident when they announced a chief financial officer position who is comfortable with cryptocurrencies. What’s more, according to trusted sources, the magazine is auctioning three of its magazine’s covers in NFT form.
Shortly after the auction, they gave a statement that they are accepting crypto payments for their digital subscriptions. In addition, they announced that they will be holding the Bitcoins received as payments. This is in partnership with Greyscale, the largest crypto investment management company.
To insist on their interest in the Cryptocurrency market, the president of Time, Keith Grossman said that they are not yet into the first half of their dream with crypto.
Over the years, Time Magazine has protected its name as the best news company in America. They have remained consistent with the top 100 influential segments, which attracts millions of readers. The magazine gets millions of subscribers from people around the world. Time hinted that they get up to 20 million subscribers weekly.
Future of Ethereum
The value of Ethereum’s cryptocurrency Ether has rapidly increased over the last year. This was during the cryptocurrency boom. Additionally, there has been an increase in excitement over the capability of this network.
According to Coinmarketcap, the market capitalization of Ether stands at more than $420 billion. The potential of this internet-like cryptocurrency is promising, and investors are more excited than ever to trade with them. All thanks to the founder Vitalik Buterin.