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Who Created Ethereum?


Ethereum is being touted as the world computer, the platform for the web 3.0 and is shaping up to be the foundation of decentralized finance (DeFi).


It is already the most built on blockchain with the biggest developer community, but who created Ethereum?



Who Created Ethereum?


While working on several Bitcoin projects and frustrated by the shortcomings of the leading cryptocurrency, then 19 year-old Russian-Canadian, Vitalik Buterin, dreamed up the idea of Ethereum.


Buterin’s aim was for a decentralized platform that allows developers to build blockchain applications (dApps) without the need for creating it from scratch. A bit like the App Store, but decentralized and much more expansive.


Buterin believed that for all Bitcoin had become and its obvious potential going forward, it was too limited. He wanted a platform that wasn’t limited to financial applications, and so he set out to build the platform for the web 3.0.

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