Ethereum celebrates its fifth anniversary but can’t seem to step out of Bitcoin’s shadow in the mainstream press.
Ethereum’s perception in the media has been on a roller-coaster ride since its inception in 2015, but the blockchain and its native Ether (ETH) cryptocurrency are clearly still seen as being in second place behind Bitcoin (BTC).
While Bitcoin rose to fame due to the notorious Silk Road darknet marketplace and its price climax of $20,000 back in 2017, Ethereum has had fewer notable interactions with the mainstream media, even though some might reference how it enabled the initial-coin-offering craze and made trading virtual cats a worthwhile pastime.
Vitalik Buterin is Ethereum personified
Ethereum’s co-creator Vitalik Buterin has been, and still is, significantly influential in shaping its image in the media.