The co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, has started mining ether with his 10-year old son and is excited about the “Technological Renaissance” that is cryptocurrency. Unless you have been living under a stone for the past decade, Google has changed the way we search online, and now one of the forefathers of search engines is knighting cryptocurrency and is overflowing with his confidence for ethereum.
Brin made the revelation this week that he and his young son are mining ether and are loving it. The news was revealed when Brin made a surprise visit to the blockchain summit that has been taking place on Sir Richard Branson’s island.
Mining ether is just the beginning
Ethereum has been making a massive name for itself over the past couple of years and is clearly the second largest blockchain in the world behind Bitcoin. While at the summit, Brin was asked if he and his son played the popular game, Cryptokitties, he did not answer, but he did mention that Zcash Zero Knowledge (ZK) was pretty much “mind-boggling”.
Zero-Knowledge Protocol is a process that allows parties in the blockchain network to verify commands without detailing all the information that is involved in such a thing. This kind of technology has been implemented into the Ethereum protocol and Brin is really impressed by its uses.
Surprise appearance at the summit
Nobody realized Brin was going to appear at the blockchain summit, and with his last-minute addition to the proceedings, he became the most high-profile guest to visit this interesting cryptocurrency event. Brin is now taking on the moniker as a ‘blockchain evangelist’, especially where the Ethereum network is concerned because of his interest in mining ether.
It all started earlier this year in May when Brin made a statement in his annual letter to Google investors that he recognized crypto mining as a driving factor in the “boom of computing”. Brin was excited to tell Google investors that crypto was kickstarting a technological renaissance and that Ethereum was a massive part of it by stating:
“Every month, there are stunning new applications and transformative new techniques. In this sense, we are truly in a technology renaissance, an exciting time where we can see applications across nearly every segment of modern society.”
The revolutionary aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain have tickled the senses of tech companies who have shown a massive interest in the technology. Even Facebook recently appointed a new head of blockchain, which shows you what is going on behind closed doors. The social media giants might have banned crypto ads on their platform, but with a new man at the helm, we can expect to see that change very soon. Although bitcoin mining is now becoming more difficult, mining ether is becoming very popular at this moment in time.
Even Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohania, is ready to launch a new venture capital fund that is dedicated to blockchain startups in the near future.
The positive news that Sergey Brin is mining ether and is talking up blockchain at every opportunity is just another example of how the industry is moving forward in leaps and bounds to become the future of money.
I am very experienced writer/blogger who has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community for several years. I have experience writing for crypto news sites and proactively been involved in the startup of other ICO and crypto ventures over the course of the past four years.