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- Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted a picture
of what seemed to be a Google job offer first
- Many have speculated that Google was trying to hire
Buterin for a secret cryptocurrency project.
- Buterin says a Google representative tried to hire
he at an intern's salary, most likely because he matched the
employment profile of the company .
In May, the founder of the Etherum cryptocurrency project, Vitalik
he asked on Twitter if he should stop working for ethereum
The tweet contained what appeared to be a Google job offer
that said: "I hope you are well and enjoy the weekend!
Google makes sense to you now or in the near future. "
The tweet of Buterin was followed by increasing speculation
Google may 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.
In a recent fireplace conversation at an event in San Francisco,
Forbes reported that Buterin said that Google had contacted
him, but that was not for a high profile position.
"I hope we all realize that it was a joke
The Google person sent me an email, most likely because some machines
the learning algorithm analyzed my GitHub and I saw that I had some
highest score in the International Olympics "
Buterin said. "Apparently, I have adapted the projects like a big one
candidate to take an internal salary. "
While Google pays its interns relatively well, it is
unlikely it would have been a convincing offer for Buterin,
whose current net worth is estimated at between $ 100 million a
$ 200 million.