The tech giant company Google has approached the founder of Ethereum – the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency – in the hope that he will help the technology giant with a mysterious blockchain project.
The news was echoed personally by the Russian-born programmer and founder of Ethereum.
Vitalik Buterin shared a truncated screenshot of an email from Google recruiter Elizabeth Garcia, appearing to offer him a job.
Buterin shared the email from Ms Garcia, along with a poll asking “should I drop ethereum and work for Google?”
Before it was taken down, 59 per cent of more than 2,000 people polled on Twitter responded that Mr Buterin should not abandon ethereum.
“Hi Vitalik, I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend!” the message from Ms Garcia stated. “[…] Google make sense for you now or in the near future[…]”
Buterin later deleted the poll and tweeted: “Too bad you can’t quote tweet someone and add a poll.”
As of posting, neither Google nor Mr Buterin responded immediately to a request for comment, however the tech company has previously revealed that it is interested in blockchain – the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum.
“Like many new technologies, we have individuals in various teams exploring potential use of blockchain, but it’s too early for us to speculate about any possible uses or plans,” a spokesperson told Business Insider in March.