Ethereum creator, Russian Vitalik Buterin criticizes Putin and attack on Ukraine

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The Russian and creator of Ethereum, one of the most famous cryptocurrencies on the market today, Vitalik Buterincondemned Vladimir Putin’s decision to proceed with the plan to attack Ukraine.

Through your account on twitterButerin said in the early hours of Thursday (24) that “he is very upset about Putin’s decision to abandon the possibility of a peaceful solution to the dispute with Ukraine and go to war”.

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“This is a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people. I want to wish everyone safety even though I know there will be no safety,” she posted.

Buterin himself then commented on the fact that he was openly positioning himself on social media on the subject, even though he was Russian, and joked by mentioning his cryptocurrency.

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“Reminder: Ethereum is neutral, but I am not,” he said.

Ethereum was down over 12% earlier, according to CoinMarketCap, with the announcement of the hack. Likewise, bitcoin, the world’s most traded cryptocurrency, dipped below $35,000, a decline of more than 8% from the previous day.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, prompting reactions from world leaders and NATO.

Explosions and sirens were heard in several cities, including the capital Kiev and in breakaway areas of eastern Ukraine. Several citizens are already lining up to leave the bombed places in search of shelter.

This was the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since the Second World War.

Source: CNN Brasil

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