The most famous Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, has been included in Time’s top 100 influential people of 2021 list. Time’s magazine lists the most important people according to current events and specifies the unique roles of the individuals on the list. Others included for 2021 are Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, who made bitcoin a legal tender in his country.
Vitalik Buterin’s inclusion garners praise from the crypto community.
Alexios Ohanian, one of the original builders of Reddit, discussed Buterin’s inclusion this year, saying, “What makes Vitalik so special, though, is that he is a builder’s builder. No one person could’ve possibly come up with all of the uses for Ethereum, but it did take one person’s idea to get it started. From there, a new world has opened up and given rise to new ways of leveraging blockchain technology—some of which I’ve invested in.” Ethereum blockchain is considered to be one of the best networks to build on.
Ethereum has been the hotbed for the rise of NFTs.
Ethereum has been the hotbed for the rise of NFTs, a technology that is changing how artists and creators monetize their work. Opensea, one of the main NFT markets, has already surpassed the one-billion-dollar mark in sales. Another important Ethereum-based project that has risen this year is Axie Infinity. Axie was created in 2017, but it is now in the spotlight due to some impressive income from playing it. Axie is making a big impact in emerging economies like the Philippines and Venezuela. Ohanian, who wrote the review for Buterin, also makes reference to some important projects in the Ethereum ecosystem.