Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has been granted Montenegrin citizenship. Buterin joins the other crypto community members with global experience who were invited to assist the small Southeast European country in attracting investments and developing its blockchain sector.
Vitalik Buterin Obtains Montenegrin Passport
The country’s public broadcaster, Radio Televizija Crne Gore (RTCG), revealed that the prominent crypto figure Vitalik Yeterin is now a citizen Montenegro. Radio Televizija Crne Gore, (RTCG), quoted an announcement from the Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare of Podgorica.
Vitalik Buterin, Milojko spajic. Source: Finance Ministry of Montenegro.
The report states that the Russian-born Canadian programmer and Blockchain specialist, Zdravko Krivokapic, and Milojko Spajic, were the ones who suggested to him the Montenegrin passport. His department provided this statement:
Recognizing the importance of this initiative Minister of Interior Sergej Sekulovic decided to grant Vitalik Buterin Montenegrin citizenship on the suggestion of the prime minister. Today, he was given a Montenegrin passport.
Minister Spajic invited a group global crypto experts to Montenegro, which the finance ministry noted. The Montenegrin authorities are confident that the cooperation will help develop the country’s economy and attract investments.
Following a panel entitled “Future Now!”, comments were made by Buterin. Buterin said that a new era in Montenegrin finance is possible. He stated that Montenegro must have the right legislative foundation and the ability to educate its young generation so that they can take advantage of digital assets.
One of the most prominent representatives of crypto technology, the co-founder of Ethereum is expected to promote Montenegro further and support the development of the blockchain industry. The country is currently working to create a comprehensive legal framework that will allow the best possible use of crypto technology, and encourage growth in this sector.