Vitalik Buterin, a Russian Canadian Programmer, famed as a co-founder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine has been offered a job by Google. It has been confirmed by a tweet by Vitalik Buterin. In his tweet, he posted a screenshot of a mail, which he received from Google, offering him a job. The interesting part of the story is that following tweet by Vitalik had a poll seeking opinion of his followers regarding his response to the Google offer.
The poll received More than 2000 votes, 59 percent responded expressing their opinion against the offer .However, a little more than 40 percent turned up favouring the offer ,saying he should drop Ethereum and work for Google. Vitalik failed to censor the recruiter information in his original tweet , in which the recruiter’s name , email address or profile photo was not hidden in the mail.
Since the mail did not censor for recruiter’s information it was deleted by Vitalik later.
The likelihood of Vitalik dropping Ethereum and joining Google is remote . He is the co-founder of Ethereum, it’s price will have an effect if he withdraws himself out of Ethereum.
For the past few months he has been working rigorously for the implementation of proof of stake protocol, casper and shrading. In his appearances and talks at various international events he is advocating blockchain and Cryptocurrencies .
Earlier this year, a ban on crypto currency and ICO ads was imposed on Google’s search engine, the same time Google revealed that it’s working for it’s own blockchain product . It will be a distributed ledger based on block chain technology which can be used by third parties to post and verify transactions. It is speculated that Google might be interested for taking Vitalik for this project or for a secret project. It’s worth noting that there have been good investments by Google in blockchain companies like Ripple, LedgerXand Veem .