The Montenegrin authorities granted the creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin citizenship of the country. This was reported by the local edition of RTCG with reference to the Ministry of Finance and Social Security.

Journalists noted that the entrepreneur received citizenship at the initiative of the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapic and Minister of Finance Milojko Spaic. Officials also published a photo in which Buterin poses with a new passport and Spaich.

The Ministry of Finance expressed the hope that the creator of Ethereum, as the most famous person in the industry, will contribute to the promotion of Montenegro and will contribute to industry development in the country. The officials also emphasized that they regularly invite various experts in the field of digital assets:

“Cooperation with them is of particular importance for the development of the Montenegrin economy, attracting investment and the creation of high-paying jobs.”

The agency noted that the government is working to create a legal framework for the application of blockchain technologies.

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