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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin could have been ‘Non-giver of XRP’ in an alternate universe

Namrata Shukla

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Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin could have been 'Non-giver of XRP' in an alternate universe
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The cryptocurrency market has been pitching Ethereum [ETH] against XRP constantly, as the two rest at the second and the third positions on CoinMarketCap list, respectively. Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder on a Twitter thread spoke about his plan of interning at Ripple way back in 2013.

Vitalik’s tweet was a response to Brian Armstrong’s, CEO of Coinbase, tweet on Zoom CEO being denied visa eight times. While talking about his experience Vitalik tweeted:

“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.”

This was all the crypto enthusiasts needed to remind Buterin of the success he has achieved as the ‘Non-giver of Ether.’ The Twitter users took a dig at Ripple and XRP and said:

“Lucky you didn’t get Rippled. Congratulations on the future development of Blockchain.”

One of the XRP enthusiasts, @Am1R007 told the co-founder of Ethereum to join Ripple as an intern now, tagging David Schwartz, Ripple’s CTO in the comment. Meanwhile, most of the Ethereum community took comfort in the fact that Buterin did not land an internship at Ripple and co-founded Ethereum.





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