Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin becomes billionaire as Ether hits $3K

   2021-05-03 10:05

CoinTelegraph

Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of the world’s most popular smart contract platform, the Ethereum blockchain, has officially become a crypto billionaire.

Buterin’s public Ether address, which he described as his main wallet back in 2018, has hit $1 billion on its balance following Ether’s meteoric rise above a $3,000 price mark on Monday.



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At the time of writing, the address holds around 333,500 Ether (ETH) now worth $1.029 billion, according to on-chain data from Etherscan, as ETH more than quadrupled in value from around $700 at the beginning of 2021.

At publishing time, the world’s largest altcoin is trading at $3,144, up 8.6% over the past 24 hours, with gains of 36% over the past seven days, according to data from CoinGecko.

Ethereum price chart over the past 180 days. Source: CoinGecko

According to some online crypto players, 27-year-old Buterin now could be the youngest self-made billionaire in the cryptocurrency industry. 

Amid surging prices, Buterin has been generous with his crypto holdings. In late April, the Russian-Canadian programmer donated 100 Ether and 100 Maker (MKR) tokens to a COVID-19 relief fund for India.

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Ethereum3,435.9 0.92 % 2.23 % 29.80 %
Binance Coin643.62 0.20 % 2.99 % 13.12 %
Dogecoin0.6383 4.91 % 20.28 % 134.92 %
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Cardano1.460 0.15 % 11.80 % 11.81 %
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Uniswap41.92 1.61 % 3.53 % 6.40 %
Chainlink47.95 0.13 % 1.47 % 30.73 %
USD Coin0.9991 0.07 % 0.06 % 0.05 %
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VeChain0.2065 0.88 % 4.42 % 2.08 %
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Theta Network10.79 0.69 % 2.48 % 3.82 %
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