Vitalik Buterin is one of Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people of the year
By Bob Garcia
The Ethereum co-founder continues to be seen as a major influencer in the cryptocurrency space
Vitalik Buterin is not only the co-founder of Ethereum but is now also considered one of the most influential people of 2021, according to Time magazine. Buterin now rubs shoulders with world leaders, celebrities and activists who have also had a major global impact through their influence. This is a clear indication that the cryptocurrency world is a pretty big door to get noticed, and Buterin is now a clear example of that.
Appearing on Time’s list of innovators for 2021, Buterin is now close to important positions such as Tesla CEO and Dogecoin (DOGE) proponent Elon Musk, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang and others. Buterin has played a major role in the development of Ethereum over the years, a network that has reached a market capitalization of more than $400 billion, and has served as a key player in the development of decentralized applications and non-fungible tokens (NFT).
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said, “No one person could’ve possibly come up with all of the uses for Ethereum, but it did take one person’s idea to get it started. From there, a new world has opened up, and given rise to new ways of leveraging blockchain technology.”
Time has become more open to both reporting on the crypto space and embracing it in its own business. Earlier this year, Time said it was on the lookout for a financial director who would have no problem covering crypto and Bitcoin, and auctioned off three NFTs inspired by some of the most relevant covers of its issues.
In April, the magazine wanted to dip its toes further into the crypto waters after announcing that it would accept crypto payments for its digital subscriptions. President Keith Grossman said that over time, the magazine will become more integrated, and naming one of the industry’s leading individuals as one of its most influential people is also a clear example of the importance they are giving to the crypto space.