Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin has reavaled how he was denied the opportunity to be an intern at Ripple Labs, Inc., a blockchain software firm based in San Francisco.
Vitalik said he was unable to join Ripple as an intern in the middle of 2013 the same year he created Ethereum, owing to the United State’s visa complications.
The respected cryptocurrency millionaire whose created cryptocurrency, Ethereum managed to raise 31,000 BTC ($18.5 million at the time), said he was denied the opportunity because Ripple was newly created.
He said “Fun fact: I tried to be an intern at Ripple back in the day (mid 2013), but US visa complications having to do with the fact that the company had only existed for 9 months and the minimum was 1 year stopped me.”
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Vitalik, a Russian born cryptocurrency founder, said this while commenting on a post shared by the CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, on how the Billionaire CEO of Zoom Eric Yuan was denied U.S visa for consecutive 8 times, and still rose up to be a reputable person in the tech space today.
Vitalik’s co-founded cryptocurrency project has been ahead of Ripple’s created XRP in the cryptocurrency space.
Although, Ripple’s XRP is gaining adoption in the remittance industry, however, in a recent revelation, around 50% of Forbes Billion dollar firms use the Ethereum blockchain. This is telling the world about the acceptance that Ethereum blockchain has garnered in a short time that the project was innovated.
Twitterratti says Vitalik’s Favoured for not Working at Ripple
In fact, Twitterratti are of the opinion that Vitalik wouldn’t have created Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, if he had interned with Ripple in 2013.
While this may be true, Ripple formal employees have been able to create ideas in diverse industry. One of them is the creator of Coil, Stefan Thomas, who was a former employee at Ripple.