Dmitry Buterin

My current focus

See also my post in July 2024 on my 52nd birthday

Some recent media:

Interview by Joe Polish of Genius Network

Heal + Feel Podcast

Rise25 Interview July 2022: The Future of Ethereum, Ukraine Efforts, NFTs & More

Fortune, March 31, 2022 Ethereum’s Russian-born cofounder has been quietly supporting a DAO that raised $8 million in crypto for Ukraine. His dad is even more involved.

Coindesk, March 22, 2022 Vitalik Buterin's Dad on Ukraine, Censorship and Decentralization   

Holistic investment Podcast March 15, 2022 The Meaning Of Crypto During War Time

Financial Post, March 3, 2022 Ethereum co-founder's pro-Ukraine stance makes his Russian-Canadian dad proud

Podcast, Feb 21, 2022 Grandfather of Ethereum, Dmitry Buterin

CoinTelegraph December 23, 2021 The Vitalik I know: Dmitry Buterin

CoinTelegraph Nov 16, 2021 Meet Dmitry: Co-founder of Ethereum’s creator Vitalik Buterin

Decrypt, Feb 7, 2021 Meet the Father of the Father of Ethereum

About me:

It gives me joy to deeply connect with other human beings on the path of self-discovery and awakening. (and there is no path!)

Living the truth of the present moment with curiosity and surrender. 

Compassion for our human struggle with our true nature. (Basically, our coinfused dream of what we are)

Some observations about my core energies:

A quick snapshot

Contact me: Twitter

My business learnings and philosophy

Here are some of the learnings acquired over the years:

Short bio

I grew up in the Soviet Union, in Grozny, Chechnya, then moved to Moscow at the age of 17, to study Computer Science at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering (MIET).

In 1994, I started my career, working briefly at DialogBank as a software engineer, then at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting as a computer systems consultant (ERP/Financial systems).

In 1997 I co-founded my first business, Columbus Russia, a financial software reseller and consultancy. I have been a serial tech entrepreneur ever since. Each venture has been bootstrapped, and I have never raised outside capital.

Three of my businesses have reached 7 figures in revenue (Columbus Russia, Bonasource, Wild Apricot), and one of them 8 figures (Wild Apricot).

At the end of 1999, I moved to Canada, and have been living in Toronto ever since.

From 2006-2017 I have been running Wild Apricot, SaaS serving over 20,000 small non-profits. Wild Apricot has been acquired in September 2017 and I have transitioned out of the business in December 2017

I’m a proud father of three —  my son Vitalik and two daughters.