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Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, says that World of Warcraft is one of the reasons why he got into crypto. Blizzard Entertainment rolled out an update that reduced the damage of one of his characters. He was so distraught that it led him to researching decentralized currency. That took him to a job at BitCoin Weekly for a humble $1.50 an hour. Not long after, he and a friend created their own magazine called BitCoin Magazine. By 2013, he dropped out of college and traveled the world to learn more about cryptocurrencies and blockchains, which ultimately led to the creation of Ethereum.

I was born in 1994 in Russia and moved to Canada in 2000, where I went to school. I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010, but one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock’s Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit.

Source: Vitalik Buterin (via PC Gamer)

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3 Comments

  1. Waaaaa! My toon was nerfed! I want my own money! Seems like a rational train of thought.
    [URL=’https://futurism.com/ethereums-founder-struck-a-deal-with-a-russian-bank-to-create-ethereum-russia’]Wonder if this deal with the Russian gov’t is still going. [/URL]
    [URL=’https://futurism.com/blockchains-unhackable-getting-hacked’]Nothing to see here.[/URL]

  2. I’ve never heard of World of Warcraft players and rational thinking being used in the same sentence. They obviously have questionable taste in games to start with. 🙂

  3. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 42086, member: 6″]
    I’ve never heard of World of Warcraft players and rational thinking being used in the same sentence. They obviously have questionable taste in games to start with. 🙂
    [/QUOTE]
    HEY!! I resemble that remark!!

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