"The dean of the Economic and Business Faculty of the university institution highlighted the progress that Blockchain technology has brought with it, designed by the co-founder of Ethereum, ensuring that it has changed paradigms and supported the different sectors in the evolution of processes, products and services ."
The dean of the Economic and Business Faculty of the university institution highlighted the progress that Blockchain technology has brought with it, designed by the co-founder of Ethereum, ensuring that it has changed paradigms and supported the different sectors in the evolution of processes, products and services .
The co-founder, central image and one of the main programmers of the Ethereum network, Vitalik Buterin, received an honorary Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Economics for his important contributions in technological matters.
The honorific degree was awarded by the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Basel in Switzerland, during the celebration of the Dies Academicus, an annual event that commemorates the anniversary of the house of higher studies.
In this regard, the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the school, Aleksander Berentsen, said that the innovations brought by the Blockchain network designed by Buterin constitute a paradigm shift, adding that "these advances have opened a path so that science and industry follow that route and manage to work together for the development of humanity. "
Upon receiving the award, Buterin commented:
I am very honored to receive an honorary doctorate from the oldest university in Switzerland, the University of Basel. Switzerland is well known for its innovative stance in relation to Blockchain research.
Brief history of Vitalik Buterin
Although Vitalik Buterin is now recognized as one of the wisest and most talented people in terms of Blockchain, the academic history of the developer has some interesting anecdotes.
Buterin learned about Bitcoin since he was 17 years old, and after meeting other developers in different parts of the world in 2013, he published a White Paper in which he enunciated the proposal of what we know today as Ethereum. Due to this preliminary work, in 2014 the programmer accepted a Thiel scholarship at the University of Waterloo in Canada, but a year later he left the university to work on the smart contract platform.
Ethereum raised during its pre-sales campaign (ICO) made in mid-2014 about USD $ 15.5 million, and was officially launched on July 30, 2015. Since then, it has been recognized as one of the most useful network of blocks between existing ones Many companies and projects use it to develop products that implement intelligent contracts and / or wish to take advantage of the benefits offered by the Blockchain technology.
In addition to being a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, Buterin also served on the board of the Ledger digital media. Currently the programmer continues to contribute to the development of Ethereum, working on the new consensus protocol for the network, as well as the implementation of Plasma and Casper to improve its operation.