The founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, becomes part of the select group of 100 most influential people of 2021, according to Time Magazine. This recognition by one of the biggest media outlets in the world, is just a testament of the successful year that Ethereum, and consequently Vitali, is having.
Up to such extent, that the founder of Ethereum even did a voice-over for Stoner Cats’. A famous, adult animated series.
The biggest reason for Vitalik Buterin ending up among Time’s elite in 2021, is definitely the rise of Ethereum. In fact, Ethereum literally sky-rocketed in 2021. Just to give you a perspective, Ethereum’s price noticed a quintuple increase in 2021 alone. And what is even more insane, is that it can easily go even higher until the end of the year.
As a result, in 2021 Vitalik Buterin became part of the Dogecoin Foundation’s Board of Advisors. Moreover, one of the more memorable things he did this year was the donation of $600.000 to a certain Covid-19 relief campaign in India. Additionally, he made another donation consisting of 50 trillion Shiba Inu coins, which he previously received for free.
One of the biggest successes of Ethereum is definitely going through with Hard Fork London (EIP-1559). And by integrating deflation in the system, the transaction fees are practically non-existent. Consequently, serving as part of the list of reasons as to why Ethereum is the only real competition to Bitcoin at the moment.
Vitalik Buterin is one of the three crypto-related individuals that are part of Time’s 100 list. The other two being Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and El Salvador crypto-oriented president, Nayib Bukele. For that matter, President Nayib is in the ‘Leaders’ category, while Elon Musk and Vitalik Buterin are in the ‘Innovators’ section.
It seems like many crypto enthusiasts and IT executives support the decision of Time Magazin to include Vitalik Buterin. Especially since many see Ethereum’s founder on the forefront of the crypto-revolution. As such, it is no wonder that a great deal of IT representatives fully believe in Vitalik and his innovative blockchain ideas.
Moreover, Alexis Ohanian even goes further to praise Vitalik Buterin. Describing him as a real eye-opener when it comes to revealing the true potential of the Internet and crypto, in general.
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