Vitalik Buterin Ponders If He Should 'Drop Ethereum and Work for Google'

Google looks to recruit Ethereum founder for possible cryptocurrency project.

David Nurieli
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Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, has been approached by Google in order to help the technology giant with its upcoming blockchain project. In an email screenshot shared by Vitalik on Twitter, Elizabeth Garcia, a recruiter for Google, is appearing to offer him a job.

Mr. Buterin shared the email from Ms. Garcia, along with a poll asking “should I drop ethereum and work for Google?”

“Hi Vitalik, I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend!” the message from Ms Garcia stated. “[Does] Google make sense for you now or in the near future[?]” Mr. Buterin later had to delete the poll and retweet, most likely because he didn’t censor the senders email, “Too bad you can’t quote tweet someone and add a poll.”

Elizabeth Garcia is an engineering recruiter for Google and there is no doubt that this email came from the tech giant. Google is at at odds with several companies that have chosen to pursue blockchain technology. The tech giant appears to be late to the party. A number of Google employee’s have left the company to go out and set up their own blockchain companies.