Vitalik Buterin

I was born in 1994 in Russia and moved to Canada in 2000, where I went to school. I first discovered Bitcoin in 2011, and the combination of math, economics and an immediate feeling that it represented the way that money "should be" attracted me immediately to the scene. My first efforts consisted of writing for Bitcoin Weekly, and in September 2011 I became the cofounder and original head writer for Bitcoin Magazine. In 2013, I left university to work on cryptocurrency as a writer and software developer full-time, which I have continued to be ever since.

My primary parvum opus is Ethereum, a blockchain-based arbitrary-state Turing-complete scripting platform useful for smart contracts, computational resource marketplaces, financial experimentation, decentralized governance and many other use cases that we have not even thought of.

My personal and academic interests include mathematics, cryptography, economics, philosophy, learning languages (started Mandarin a year ago) and exploring interesting places like the one that's the background of this screen.