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The authorities of Montenegro gave the creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin citizenship of the country. This was reported by the local edition of RTCG, citing the Ministry of Finance and Social Security.
Journalists noted that the entrepreneur received citizenship at the initiative of the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapic and Minister of Finance Miloiko Spaic. Officials also released a photo of Buterin posing with a new passport and Spaich.
Vitalik Buterin and Minister of Finance of Montenegro Milojko Spaic. Source: RTCG
The Ministry of Finance expressed the hope that the creator of Ethereum, as the most famous person in the industry, will contribute to the promotion of Montenegro and will contribute to the development of the industry in the country. The officials also stressed that they regularly invite various experts in the field of digital assets:
“Cooperation with them is of particular importance for the development of the Montenegrin economy, attracting investment and creating high-paying jobs.”
The agency noted that the government is working to create a legal framework for the application of blockchain technologies.
Earlier, Vitalik Buterin transferred 1,500 ETH in support of Ukraine and stated that the real purpose of cryptocurrencies is to benefit people. In his opinion, the Ethereum network can become a platform for “socio-political experiments” and counteract authoritarian governments.
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