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Honorary Doctorate awarded to Buterin for his contributions in the world of cryptocurrencies


Buterin, the founder of Ethereum has been awarded an honorary Ph.D. for his contributions to the crypto industry by the University of Basel. He was always focused and passionate about making his career in Cryptoverse. For the same reason, he left his education four years ago and set out to establish himself as a successful and relevant figure in the world of Crypto.
Buterin dropped his freshman year from the University of Waterloo and went ahead to work on a smart contract platform. He received the Thiele fellowship for his initial work on Ethereum. On November 30, in an annual event at the University of Basel which denotes the opening of the university, Buterin was awarded honorary doctorate by the faculty of Business and Economics.
Dr. Alelsander Berentsen, Dean (Faculty of Business and Economics) calls Buterin’s innovations in blockchain as ‘Game-changing’ in the world of cryptos. He went on to say that Buterin has ‘blazed a trail for science and industry to follow and work together.’ In response to the honorary doctorate, Buterin responded by saying that, ‘I’m honored to have received an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel the oldest university in Switzerland. Switzerland is well known for its innovative blockchain research.’
On November 3oth, five years ago, Buterin introduced the concept of Ethereum in a white paper with the title, ‘A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform’ wherein he proposed his idea of flexible scripting language for Ethereum as compared to Bitcoin for building applications on the blockchain. It is interesting that Buterin is awarded an honorary doctorate precisely five years after he published the whitepaper for Ethereum.
Buterin was always interested in the world of cryptocurrency. Before finding Ethereum, Buterin co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in collaboration with Mihal Alisie. He was the primary content writer for the website. He was also the editor of Ledger – Cryptocurrency and Blockchain journal.
Buterin till date is contributing in the form of articles and stories, related to blockchain technologies, consensus protocols and Casper. Buterin was interested in cryptocurrency ever since he was 17 years old. His father educated Buterin about Bitcoin, and since then, Buterin wanted to do something in the field of cryptocurrencies. From July 22 to August 30, 2014, Ethereum has seen a growth of $15.5 million in its ICO, eventually launching on July 30th’2015.


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