Fabian Vogelsteller, is a programmer well known for his important work related to DApps and smart contracts on Ethereum.

De among the most prominent developers in the ecosystem EthereumFabian Vogelsteller is one of the brightest. A fact that has allowed him to be recognized as one of the great developers in the world of cryptocurrencies. But like many other developers in the crypto world, his private life is a complete secret.

From his personal data it is known that he was born in 1984, that he lives in the city of Berlin, Germany and that he has a master's degree in Fine Arts from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

However, his work has resulted in valuable contributions to the Ethereum ecosystem. Contributions that have made it possible to boost the technological development of this blockchain in an extraordinary way. Especially in the area of ​​development of DApps, smart contracts and interfaces to develop and interact with them.

Fabian Vogelsteller and his beginnings as a developer

Vogelsteller's first steps as a programmer started when he was just Age 14. Back then, with the Internet revolution, Vogelsteller began its journey programming in HTML, PHP, ActionScript and JavaScript. This approach to web technology would undoubtedly mark his career as a developer.

The first of his great works was Feindura, a CMS that was developed and presented in 2012. This CMS It works based on a series of text files, JavaScript and PHP code. The reason for this design contrary to other CMS, such as WordPress, it was simplicity and speed. This thanks to the fact that it does not need a database to function. A feature that removes a large load of resources from the web servers that use this CMS.

Thus, Feindura is intended to be used on servers with few resources and maintaining a simple construction. To demonstrate its development capabilities, Vogelsteller designed Feindura's official website using its own software.

In addition to this, Fabian Vogelsteller released the Feindura code under the GPL license, which can be accessed from its GitHub.

Feindura by Fabian Vogelsteller

Interest in the crypto world

Although the Bitcoin It came out in 2008, Vogelsteller did not know him until 2013. Back then, Bitcoin, its revolutionary technology and rich community captured him.

However, his attention was focused even more on a project that was just in its infancy, Ethereum de Vitalik Buterin. Ethereum was on the verge of its first official release and was a development that gave much to talk about. This attracted Vogelsteller to contribute to its development. That is why he decided to join the Ethereum Foundation in January 2015. At that point, Vogelsteller began building the first interfaces to interact with smart contracts. A situation that facilitated the work of developers and encouraged new experiences for users.

At this point his most outstanding developments were Mist Browser, a DApps browser enabled on the Ethereum network. This was one of the great advances that Vogelsteller's work brought to the community. Although it would later be closed due to security problems related to the technology used to build it, the framework Electron.

At this point, Vogelsteller also collaborated with Ethereum wallet, the official Ethereum wallet. These two would be his initial creations, but they would not be the only ones and not the most revolutionary either.

web3.js: a javascript builder for Ethereum

Another of Vogelsteller's great works in the Ethereum community was reflected in the creation of the web3.js. This is the world's most widely used JavaScript library Ethereum. Thanks to this library, it was possible to design web applications that will be directly and securely integrated with an Ethereum client, such as geth o Parity.

web3.js opened the possibility for a user to interact through the web browser with a local or remote Ethereum client. With this, developers can design DApps that could directly interact with users' clients.

Since then, the development of web3.js has not stopped, with a significant development flow in source code.


The birth of the ERC-20 token

In November 2015, Fabian Vogelsteller and Vitalik Buterin presented the development of the ERC-20 token. With this development they sought to facilitate the deployment of tokens and other utilities within Ethereum DApps.

The ERC-20 token allows creating a standard interface to easily deploy tokens over the Ethereum network. The result of the success of this structure was immediate. The avalanche of ICOs and new tokens on the Ethereum network was huge. With this, Ethereum's momentum was considerable. Companies and startups bet on Ethereum for their technology projects. All thanks to the fact that said token greatly facilitated the work of conducting ICOs and obtaining financing.

For this reason and thanks to its creator, Fabian Vogelsteller is known as "The Father of ICOs".

Sovereign Identity over Ethereum

In October 2017, Vogelsteller again attracted everyone's eyes with a new project. The presentation of a new EIP (Improvement Proposal for Ethereum), the EIP-725.

Under the name of Proxy Account, this improvement enabled the Ethereum network for the deployment of a sovereign identity system. This identity system is capable of describing people, communities, groups, objects, and even machines. All of them interacting with each other through smart contracts.

As a result of this new development, the ERC-725 Alliance. In this organization, several developers with Vogelsteller at the helm, came together to develop the idea and provide real practical uses to it. So far the alliance brings together 43 developers and 27 companies that drive this development.

ERC725 Alliance

Lukso, a blockchain for fashion

Later in 2017, Fabian Vogelsteller together with Marjorie Hernández founded Lukso. This is a blockchain ecosystem focused on the fashion industry. Lukso's purpose is to enable the tokenization of the fashion industry. A process that involves opening digital cabinets, ensuring the intellectual property rights and authenticity of brands. It also allows the creation of a decentralized economic ecosystem, which serves as the basis for financing fashion collections worldwide.

Lukso is an idea still under development that plans to use a lot of the work done on Ethereum, being a compatible blockchain. In addition, to accelerate and improve its scalability, Lukso will make use of Proof of Authority (PoA). Another innovation that Vogelsteller is working hard on on this blockchain is the launch of RICO (Reversible ICO).

RICO is an improved version of the ERC-20 token, designed so that investors in an ICO can withdraw their funds at any time. A feature aimed at protecting investors from projects that have lost their focus on development or are clear scams.