Buterin made this disclosure in a post on Twitter on 17th August 2020. Although the Ethereum creator did not specify, it seems unlikely that he sold all his Ether holdings at that time.
Vitalik Buterin Sold His Ether Holdings for Fiat In 2017
He possibly sold and donated what looks like his entire ETH holding in 2017. But that was long years behind us. He may have accumulated more of Ether between now and when he sold the crypto asset in 2017. However, he did not disclose how much of ETH he holds today and neither disclosed whether he initiated a selloff of his entire Ether holdings in 2017.
Vitalik Buterin noted:
“*I* sold ETH at ~$700, or about half the top (actually, both sold and donated). The *ethereum foundation* sold at ~$1200, and that money has gone into devs and grants since then.”
*I* sold ETH at ~$700, or about half the top (actually, both sold and donated). The *ethereum foundation* sold at ~$1200, and that money has gone into devs and grants since then.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) August 17, 2020
Ethereum Foundation Sold At $1,200
Vitalik Buterin also stated that he advised Ethereum Foundation to sell its ETH holdings, a sale that was later effected when the digital token was priced at $1,200.
The founder of Ethereum had previously specified during a podcast with Eric Weinstein that the Foundation liquidated 70,000 ETH at the aforementioned price. The Foundation’s liquidation of its Ether holdings has been envisaged to have contributed to the historic crash of ETH in January 2018.
Over the past few weeks, Vitalik Buterin has been facing criticism from the crypto community members, especially Bitcoin advocates.
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