The University of Basel – an institution that has produced great minds like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and psychiatrist Carl Jung – has awarded Vitalik Buterin, a prominent blockchain figure and the co-founder of Ethereum, with an honorary doctorate. The Faculty of Business and Economics has decided to grant Buterin an honorary degree for his “outstanding achievements” in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and the design of institutions. “He makes a groundbreaking contribution to promoting decentralization and equal participation in the digital revolution,” the university wrote. [email protected] receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the…

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