Reading: Google Co-Founder Has Been Mining Ethereum With His Son Georgi Georgiev | Jul 10, 2018 | 07:00 Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, revealed at this year’s Blockchain Summit that he is mining Ethereum with his son. He also weighed in on the potential of zero-knowledge proofs – Zcash’s underlying privacy option.

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and current president of its parent company, Alphabet, spoke at the Blockchain Summit – an annual event hosted by Sir Richard Branson – on July 8. Brin, whose estimated net worth is roughly around $52 billion, revealed that he is mining Ethereum with his son.

Brin, who was a last-minute addition to the summit, said that has been mining Ethereum with his 10-years old son. A year or two ago, my son insisted that we needed to get a gaming PC.

[…] I told him, ‘Okay, if we get a gaming PC, we have to mine cryptocurrency.’ So we set up an Ethereum miner on there, and we’ve made a few pennies, a few dollars since. Apart from casually mining the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Brin admitted that he doesn’t know a lot about cryptocurrencies.

Yet, he referred to their underlying technology and its potential as “extraordinary”. Interestingly enough, the former drummer of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Matt Sorum, also spoke on the panel, highlighting the potential of blockchain to defend the intellectual property (IP) rights of artists. Read more from…

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