Ethereum Founder ‘Vitalik Buterin’ to receive the 2018 LSC Genius Award
Vitalik Buterin, ethereum’s inventor, has officially being named a winner of the 2018 Genius Award by The Liberty Science Center, described by EY as one of the world’s leading centers of technology and science.
Buterin, along with three other 2018 Genius Award recipients is to be honored at a creative black-tie gala at the Center in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, May 11.
“Our 2018 Genius Award winners are four visionary women and men of science, ages 24 to 63, who are busting paradigms,” LSC President and CEO Paul Hoffman said before adding:
“Each personifies what it means to be a genius; each is using his or her exceptional intellectual and creative abilities to disrupt and innovate both in their respective fields and for the betterment of humanity.”
Other recipients of the 2018 Genius Award include Sara Seager, described as the “Indiana Jones of Astronomy;” Laurie Santos, renowned for teaching the “Science of Happiness;” and George Church, described as a “legendary genomics pioneer.”
Buterin’s portrait with the three others will be added to LSC’s Genius Gallery, a permanent, interactive display at Liberty Science Center, alongside previous Genius Award winners, which includes, among others, Jeff Bezos.
Vitalik Buterin is one of the early adopters and core developers of blockchain technology. Introduced to bitcoin at age 17, Buterin conceived the idea of a more versatile blockchain that will enable the creation and execution of smart contracts and decentralized applications. Launched in 2014, ethereum has grown substantially becoming the second most adopted blockchain platforms thus bringing decentralization to the world.
This is the highest award anyone in the cryptocurrency space has received as far as we are aware, with funds from the gala assisting in LSC’s science education programs delivered to 91,000 “at-risk” children annually across the New Jersey/New York region.
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