Vitalik Responds to Accusations of Stealing Most of Ether, Shows His Crypto Balance

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:01
Yuri Molchan
An opponent of crypto Nouriel Roubini recently started the argument in Twitter with Vitalik Buterin. The economist accused him of expropriating 75% of ETH in pre-mining
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An economist of NYU and an opponent of crypto Nouriel Roubini, famous by predicting the financial crisis in 2008 and called Dr. Doom, recently started a heated argument in Twitter with Vitalik Buterin. The economist accused Vitalik and Joe Lublin of expropriating 75 percent of ETH in pre-mining.

Following the request to reveal his ETH balance, Vitalik did so by providing an EtherScan page. At a close examination, one can see that Vitalik is in possession of slightly over 365,000 ETH coins (worth around $74 mln) and also holds OmiseGo tokens of around $100,000 worth. The address Buterin provided shows his biggest trades. As for other address he has, Vitalik stated that they are small and chose not to disclose them.

The disclosure of his major address provoked a positive feedback from the community.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at

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