Vitalik Buterin Makes Surprise Appearance at Kyiv Tech Summit in Show of Support for Ukraine

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin surprised attendees at the Kyiv Tech Summit yesterday to show support for the war-torn country, an appearance that was a closely guarded secret for security reasons, organisers told CoinDesk. Buterin’s physical presence in Kyiv is particularly notable.

Ethereum’s much-anticipated merge is just days away and the war in the country has intensified near Europe’s largest nuclear plant. Buterin was born in Russia and met President Vladimir Putin in 2017 to discuss Ethereum opportunities. Putin had “supported the idea of establishing ties with possible Russian partners,” according to a Kremlin statement at the time. Buterin was in Kyiv at a time when U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. #Web3GrandPappa

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