Vitalik Buterin, star of cryptocurrencies and creator of Ethereum, was in Palermo and visited Mauricio Macri

Vitalik Buterin is the mind behind Ethereum, the famous open source platform whose cryptomoney, similar to Bitcoin, is ETH (Ether). The 27-year-old Russian-Canadian arrived in Argentina to participate in a programming event and maintained a private meeting with former president Mauricio Macri.

Fascinating encounter with Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, one of the most innovative decentralized technologies of our century. Its Ether currency is one of the best valued in the world. We chat about the role of crypto and the opportunities of blockchain for states”, Summarized the ex-president in his social networks after having received it at his home.

In the beginning, his arrival went unnoticed. Without big announcements, he landed in Buenos Aires with the aim of attending an event for the anniversary of The Graph (“A decentralized protocol for indexing and querying blockchain data, starting with Ethereum”, as they define themselves) In our country.

The Twitter accounts of those attending the meeting, held in Palermo, were the window of the presence of Buterin in Buenos Aires soil: they began to appear photos and videos of the developer answering questions from colleagues or relaxing and playing table tennis.

Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, this Friday in Palermo, during a meeting of The Graph programmersTwitter

In addition, images of Vitalik posing with a traditional poncho and the National Team shirt were published, surrounded by the group that gathered to accompany him on his visit to the national capital.

Another of the postcards of Vitalik Buterin in the country that were shared on social networks
Another of the postcards of Vitalik Buterin in the country that were shared on social networksTwitter: @Mariandipietra

Businessman Gabriel Gruber, even, revealed one of the exchanges he had with him: “We asked him which project interests him the most and he said Proof of Humanity”He said, referring to the identity verification system developed by the Argentine programmer Santiago Siri.

Among the referents of the entrepreneurial world of the country who participated From the meeting with Vitalik are: Tomi Pierucci, from JP Morgan; Santiago Siri, from Proof of Humanity; Franco Zeoli, from Hardhat; Hernan Kaszah, from Kaszek; Federico Ast, from Kleros; Damian Sneider, from Muun; Mat Travizano, from Telefónica; Leandro Sigman, from Chemo; Gastón Parisier, from Big Box; Gastón Irigoyen, from Pomelo; Matías Woloski, from Auth0; Esteban Ordano, from Decentraland; Facundo Gómez Minujin, from JP Morgan; Mike Santos from Technysis and Guibert Englebienne from Globant.

As this media learned, this meeting was promoted by JP Morgan. “Vitalik was touring Latin America for three months and wanted to come to see Argentina. That is why he came and this series of meetings was organized for him, which were very positive. Now he is analyzing what other iconic places in the country he will visit”, Detailed one of the hosts of the Russian-Canadian.

Vitalik Buterin was born in the city of Kolomna, and Russia, and moved to Canada when she was just six years old. Already from his childhood he began to show an intelligence above average, which is why he was relocated to a higher class where the teaching of mathematics, programming and economics was emphasized. He finished his studies at The Abelard School based in Toronto and He began to internalize the crypto world when he discovered, in 2011, the existence of Bitcoin.

His interest, in the first place, led him to be in charge of Bitcoin Magazine and also participate with columns to Bitcoin Weekly, two specialized media. But his great ability led him to make a real leap to fame with the creation of Ethereum.

Bitcoin and Ethereum representation
Bitcoin and Ethereum representation

Although at its root it is very similar to Bitcoin, the main difference from ETH is that it is “open source for decentralized applications”. What does this imply? “It runs on its own blockchain and allows each developer to program new types of applications“, Explain Nicolás Litvinoff in a note published here. “Many define Ethereum as a digital supercomputer where any user can run the applications developed by programmers from anywhere in the world ”, he adds.

“It stood out from the beginning for being the first to include programmable smart contracts in its blocks,” adds the economist. “Today we can talk about a cryptoactive that has a market capitalization of over $ 400 billion (15% of the crypto world) and the most used blockchain for DeFi (Decentralized Finance) and NFT (unique and unrepeatable digital assets, increasingly used for digital works of art) ”.

During his visit to Argentina, Vitalik Buterin shared some details about his cryptocurrency and the role of The Graph

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Vitalik Buterin, star of cryptocurrencies and creator of Ethereum, was in Palermo and visited Mauricio Macri

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