The creator of Ethereum got into crypto because Blizzard aborted his character

Ethereum is the blockchain behind the cryptocurrency Ether and NFTs as well. It was created by a programmer named Vitalik Buterin who was inspired by the realization of “the horror that centralized services can bring”. And what triggered that moment of Damascene insight? It was 2010 of World of Warcraft’s warlock nerf.

“I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010,” Buterin wrote in his book. Curriculum Vitae, “But one day Blizzard removed the damage element from Warlock’s beloved Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and that day I realized how terrifying Central Services can bring. I quickly decided to quit.”


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