In May, the founder of the Etherum cryptocurrency project, Vitalik Buterin, asked on Twitter whether he should leave ethereum to work with Google.
The tweet contained what looked like a Google job offer that said, "I hope you're doing well and enjoying the weekend!" Google makes sense to you now or in the near future. "
Buterin's tweet was followed by growing speculation that Google might be interested in recruiting the 24-year-old founder for a secret cryptocurrency project.
It turns out, however, that this was not exactly the case.
During a recent fireplace conversation at an event in San Francisco, Forbes reported that Buterin said that Google contacted him, but that he was not for a high-profile position.
"I hope we realize that it was a joke. A random HR person from Google sent me an email, most likely because an machine learning algorithm analyzed my GitHub and I saw that I had a score high in the international Olympics, "said Buterin. . "Apparently, I have adapted the projects as an excellent candidate to be hired at an internal salary."
While Google pays its interns relatively well, it is unlikely to be an irresistible offer for Buterin, whose current net worth is thought to be between $ 100 million and $ 200 million.