From Ethereum to Banksters: The Rise of Vitalik’s Buzz and Hype Abilities

Banksters
5 min readMay 4, 2023

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, is a well-known figure in the world of cryptocurrency. His brainchild, Ethereum, is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, and has contributed significantly to the growth of the crypto industry.

But did you know that Vitalik’s influence extends beyond just the development of Ethereum? With the introduction of Vitalik’s Buzz, his hype on the crypto market has become even more apparent.

Vitalik Buterin makes always hype on the market!

Vitalik Buterin launched the first version of Ethereum in 2013, when he was just 19 years old. When Buterin was 27, he became the youngest crypto-billionaire. However, not for long: Buterin’s fortune dropped by almost 40% due to Elon Musk’s tweet that Tesla had stopped accepting Bitcoin as payment due to the unsustainable nature of its production.

Vitalik said that “Crypto will build the ‘immune system’ to Elon Musk tweets”, however he became the man himself who changed the course of the crypto market by his constant buzz numerous times.

Let’s go over the most thrilling times that he made hype in the market:

  1. Buterin argued to the Bitcoin Core developers that blockchain technology could benefit from other applications besides money and that it needed a more robust language for application development. He didn’t get the answer from then and eventually he created his own Blockchain — Ethereum, giving space for new crypto projects to rise up.
  2. In 2013 he wrote an article that predicted the popularity of Stable Coins in 2014 for regular payments.
  3. The first NFT appeared in 2014, however Non-Fungible-Tokens became popular due to its massive appearance on Ethereum.
  4. The first functioning implementation of a proof-of-stake cryptocurrency was Peercoin, introduced in 2012. However the Proof-of-Stake consensus protocol became widely popular only after Vitalik switched Ethereum to it.
  5. During the COVID period, Vitalik donated $1.14 billion in one of the largest meme coins, $SHIB, to the Indian Relief Fund. This act of philanthropy caused others to donate to the cause and the “Shiba” token — to plunge -35%.
  6. In 2022 Vitalik proposed a concept of Soulbound Tokens (SBT) and we can say that this technology is already changing the planet.

We could recap some other examples of Vitalik’s Buzz, but you got the point: as a visionary, Vitalik brings Hype to some projects and concepts, chasing the value of them up to the sky! Would you like to experience such Hype and Vitalik’s Buzz?

Indeed.

Here is what we have in store for you…

2 special abilities: Hype and Vitalik’s Buzz that are able to make an impact on the market! Where can you find these magical sources of influence?

Just play Banksters and you can apply Vitalik’s Buzz and Hype just in one click!

What is Banksters?

Read more about Banksters at Game Jam

Banksters is a Play&Earn, PvP, first-ever crypto trading and investing game that brings the power of Vitalik’s Buzz and Hype to your fingertips.

Banksters compete with each other in Investment Runs. They predict the flow of particular coins and have certain abilities that can help them not only predict but also influence the market.

How Does It Work?

Vitalik’s Buzz gives a selected coin a significant boost of +40 points. Any other abilities used on this coin will receive a bonus of +20 points, which will work not only for you, but also for the opponent’s abilities on the same coin.

Caution! Using these abilities you can help opponents too, if they have the same coin in the same trading position.

While CZ’s Effect lasts for 3 rounds, Vitalik’s Buzz lasts only for 1 round.

Alongside Vitalik’s Buzz, Banksters also offers an ability called Hype, which provides a similar boost to the selected coin but with a lower point value. Hype costs 1 influence point to use and provides a boost of +20 points to the selected coin, with a +10 bonus to any other abilities used on the coin (your’s or the opponents).

While not as powerful as Vitalik’s Buzz, Hype is a cost-effective way to gain an edge in the game.

More about skills points can be read in our separate article.

The exact number of points on Vitalik’s Buzz and Hype varies from Bankster to Bankster.

Hype

The base is 20 points, where +2, +4, +5, or +8 points are added depending on the number of skills representative of the ability.

The bonus base is 10 points, where +1, +2, +3, +4 are added depending on the number of skills representative of the ability.

Hype delivers a minimum of +22 (20+2) or a maximum of +39 (20+1+2+3+4) or any other option of these points’ combination.

In case some other abilities are applied on the same coin, Hype delivers a bonus — a minimum of +11 (10+1) or a maximum of +20 (10+1+2+3+4) or any other option of these points’ combination.

Vitalik’s Buzz

The base is 40 points, where +4, +8, +10, or +16 points are added depending on the number of skills representative of the ability.

The bonus base is 20 points, where +2, +4, +5, +8 are added depending on the number of skills representative of the ability.

Vitalik’s Buzz delivers a minimum of +44 (40+4) or a maximum of +78 (40+4+8+10+16) or any other option of these points’ combination.

In case some other abilities are applied on the same coin, Vitalik’s Buzz delivers a bonus — a minimum of +22 (20+2) or a maximum of +39 (20+2+4+5+8) or any other option of these points’ combination.

To use these abilities during an Investment Run, certain conditions must be met:

  1. Players must have already selected an avatar with this ability.
  2. Hype costs 1 Influence point and can only be applied once per round.
    Vitalik’s Buzz is twice more powerful, costs 2 Influence points and can only be used once per round.

If you want to become a professional Bankster, please watch our video with some key scenarios and examples of Vitalik’s Buzz and Hype usage.

To conclude…

These abilities can help players mitigate trading losses or give them a head start over others.

With the crypto industry constantly evolving and changing, having an edge in the market can be crucial to success. Vitalik’s Buzz as well as Hype offer players this advantage, giving them the power to influence the market in their favor.

Read an article about Rally and CZ’s Effect abilities — the genius mind behind the #1 crypto exchange in the world.

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Banksters

Web3 trading simulator and EduTech platform that rewards users for understanding crypto market trends.