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Is Vitalik Buterin Leaving Ethereum For Google?

One thing sure to draw attention to a Tweet is to delete it. That is just what Vitalik Buterin did after posting a screenshot of an email from a Google employee, detailing a prospective job offer.

As reported by Investing.com, the co-founder of Ethereum recently asked his Twitter following whether he should “drop Ethereum and work for Google”. Buterin shared a picture of the email he received from Google on-site engineering recruiter Elizabeth Garcia, although it was removed soon after.

Speculation has arisen as to the reasons Buterin chose to delete the post. It could be due to the fact Garcia’s email address was included in the original photograph, or perhaps he was concerned about the negative impact his Tweet might have on the Ethereum network should people think he planned to leave.

There are apparently no questions regarding the legitimacy of the email, with Garcia’s LinkedIn profile verifying her position at Google and her previous working experience including a position at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce as an interview coach.

Google and blockchain

Multinational technology conglomerate Google remains far behind their competitors when it comes to blockchain developments, for which Buterin would be an invaluable asset. Insiders from Google have recently confirmed that they are indeed looking into pursuing blockchain technology, although further information was not provided.

A spokesman for Google spoke to Investing.com on the subject, telling them: “Like many new technologies, we have individuals in various teams exploring potential uses of blockchain, but it’s too early for us to speculate about any possible uses or plans.”

Bitcoin News reported last month on a blockchain venture being pursued by three ex-Google employees. Their project, the xGoogler Blockchain Alliance, is a community that aims to assist blockchain startups. Perhaps their recent successes influenced Google’s decision to become serious about blockchain testing.

 

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