Vitalik Buterin On the Hard Lessons of Ethereum's First Five Years By Brian Patrick Eha
It may be that no one can truly
understand what Vitalik Buterin has been through in the five years since
writing, at age 19, the white paper describing the Ethereum protocol.
As he worked with a group of collaborators to flesh out his design, he
came to be seen as not only the inventor of Ethereum but something like
its high priest, invested with no formal authority yet wielding
tremendous soft power. Even critics say he has borne the responsibility
with a maturity beyond his years.