A Warcraft Issue Motivated Vitalik Buterin to Build Ethereum

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Vitalik Buterin about Warcraft and Ethereum

In his bio, published on personal web hosting platform about.me, Ethereum co-founder Vitlik Buterin wrote about the reasons for his creating Ethereum.

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Buterin says he first understood the negative impact of centralized services while playing World of Warcraft during 2007-2010. His favorite hero Siphon Life spell was changed by Blizzard Entertainment, a company standing behind the development of the game.

It was then, when Ethereum co-founder decided not to play the game anymore.

The world's youngest crypto billionaire said he discovered Bitcoin in 2011 was a turning point in his life. He learned more, started to write about the coin, and co-founded Bitcoin Magazine.

At the age of 21, he launched Ethereum with 7 other co-founders. Currently, there are a lot of games and non-fungible tokens built on Ethereum that give gamers full control over their in-game assets.

Time Magazine included Vitalik Buterin in the list of the most influential people in the world.