Vitalik Buterin said: “I tried to be an intern at Ripple back in the day (mid 2013).” His tweet was retweeted by Justin Sun. He said that they would be friends in a different situation.
Buterin tried to work as an intern at OpenCoin (the first name of Ripple Labs) in 2012. At the same time (December 2013), Sun was hired by Ripple Labs. But, as we know, Vitalik did not get a job because he didn’t have a visa.
So maybe today we would not have the father of Ethereum, but have been a good member of the Ripple team? Very fun!