Fun Facts about the man behind Ethereum - Vitalik Buterin

He was 19 when he wrote the Ethereum whitepaper as he wanted to come up with a better version of Bitcoin. The most significant change was the new Ethereum blockchain's ability to run sophisticated programmes known as smart contracts. 

Vitalik was a child Prodigy. After being admitted to a elementary school in Canada, he was shifted to the class of gifted children because of his brilliancy in mathematics. He later drew interest on Economics and Programming.

Vitalik is a University dropout. Inorder to be eligible for the Thiel Fellowship grant which was worth $100,000, he dropped out of the University of Waterloo in 2014. However, Ethereum was already announced that time.

 Vitalik apart from being a blockchain developer is also a brilliant writer . He started out writing for various Bitcoin-related forums until he was able to book a consistent writing gig with a blog and was also paid in bitcoin for the approved articles.

 Vitalik Buterin's net worth is estimated to be $1.3 billion or 808,000 ETH based on the amount of ETH he received in the initial raise, and how much he has sold so far. (as of March,2023)