Fabian Vogelsteller

Fabian Vogelsteller

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Fabian Vogelsteller is the Founder and Chief Blockchain Architect of LUKSO, a next generation blockchain for the new creative economies. A veteran and thought leader on blockchain technology, Fabian is the creator of several multi-million-user blockchain projects. He is a long-standing open-source developer who helped shape the Ethereum space, building the official Ethereum wallet, the first decentralized Web3 browser and tools like web3.js, the most used JavaScript library in the blockchain space today. Together with Vitalik Buterin, Fabian proposed the ERC-20 standard, which spurred a new era of tokenized investment and crowd ownership. His interest in cryptocurrencies led him to be part of one of the most ambitious blockchain projects to date, the Ethereum project. 

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Fabian joined the Ethereum Foundation in January 2015.

  • He began building the first interfaces to interact with smart contracts, a situation that facilitated the work of developers and encouraged new experiences for users.

  • He was the developer in charge of the Dapp and other user-facing applications. He was also responsible for developing the tools for the Ethereum projects.


  • Mist Browser – a DApps browser enabled on the Ethereum network

  • Ethereum wallet – the official Ethereum wallet

  • Web3.js – the world's most widely used JavaScript library Ethereum


  • In 2015, Fabian Vogelsteller and Vitalik Buterin led the development of the ERC-20 token, which allows creating a standard interface to easily deploy tokens over the Ethereum network.

  • ERC-20 initiated the world ICO wave and a new era of tokenized investment and crowd ownership.

  • It has become the blueprint  for creating tokens that are compatible with the blockchain

  • The success of this structure was immediate—the avalanche of ICOs and new tokens on the Ethereum network was huge. 

  • For this reason and thanks to its creator, Vogelsteller was dubbed as "The Father of ICOs."


  • Fabian has been profiled by and featured in numerous financial media outlets and publications.

  • He has appeared at Cointelegraph, CoinDesk, Real Vision, and more.