The University of Basel Presents Honorary Doctorate Accolade to Vitalik Buterin

The University of Basel Presents Honorary Doctorate Accolade to Vitalik Buterin

The University of Basel’s Faculty of Business and Economics presented the award to Buterin for his exceptional achievement in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry

Professor Aleksander Berentsen spoke of the shared interest on the matter of governance, the economy, and also game theory by the university and Buterin. He called the Ethereum blockchain a game-changer and science will pursue his innovation. The professor said the university will always welcome Buterin.

The ceremony was held on 30 November in Died Academicus.

Dr. Buterin

The Ethereum co-founder is honored to be presented with the award. He is now known as Dr. Buterin.

Dr. Buterin envisioned the Ethereum platform at the age of 19 when he wrote an article on it. Five years later, Ethereum became one of the top three names in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

His Ethereum 2.0, Serenity, which he described as a more decentralized world computer is set for release soon.


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