Vitalik Buterin’s crypto holdings have doubled since January 2021 to surge above $1 billion.
exposedcrypto.com/top-people-in-crypto-and-blockchain/vitalik-buterin”>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 exposedcrypto.com/news/ethereum-hits-3-000-for-the-first-time-now-larger-than-bank-of-america”>Ether’s meteoric rise above a $3,000 price mark on Monday.
At the time of writing, the address holds around 333,500 Ether (exposedcrypto.com/ethereum-price-index”>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.
According to some online crypto players, 27-year-old Buterin now could be the youngest self-made billionaire in the cryptocurrency industry.
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Amid surging prices, Buterin has been generous with his crypto holdings. In late April, the Russian-Canadian exposedcrypto.com/news/ethereum-creator-donates-100-ether-and-maker-to-indian-covid-19-relief”>programmer donated 100 Ether and 100 Maker (exposedcrypto.com/maker-price-index”>MKR) tokens to a COVID-19 relief fund for India.