Vitalik Buterin, the 27-year-old co-founder of Ethereum, has become the world’s youngest crypto billionaire.
He has given more than $1 billion to the India Covid Relief Fund and other charities.
Buterin made the donations using dog-themed tokens given to him by the makers of Shiba Inu coin (SHIB), Dogelon (ELON), and Akita Inu coin (AKI) (AKITA). Following Dogecoin’s recent popularity, these cryptocurrencies have all taken off.
Buterin donated 50 trillion SHIB tokens, valued at $1.2 billion, to the India Covid Relief Fund, which was founded by Indian tech entrepreneur Sandeep Nailwal.
At 27 years old, Buterin is the world’s youngest crypto billionaire, having established the Ethereum blockchain in 2015.
He was born in the Russian town of Kolomna, which is located just outside of Moscow. Later, he and his family relocated to Toronto, where he was raised. Buterin cofounded Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie when he was 18 years old, and later joined Buterin in founding Ethereum.
Thanks @VitalikButerin— Sandeep – Polygon(prev Matic Network) (@sandeepnailwal) May 12, 2021
One thing we have learnt from Ethereum and @VitalikButerin is importance of community
We will not do anything which hurts any community specially the retail community involved with $SHIB
We will act responsibly!
Plz dont worry $SHIB holders. https://t.co/M4GxTR0JAn