Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

07:00 - 23/03/2021

Ethereum.org

Application & consensus layer funding updates - With the arrival of the beacon chain in 2020, Ethereum today supports two types of clients: those focusing on the application-layer (often referred to as eth1) and those powering the proof-of-stake consensus layer (aka eth2). As those running validators are well aware (since they run both client types), each serves...
Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

08:00 - 08/03/2021

Ethereum.org

TL;DR Berlin is ready to be deployed! We’re moving fast: the first testnet to upgrade, Ropsten, is scheduled to upgrade on March 10th. Mainnet is scheduled for April 14th. If you are running an Ethereum node, you should upgrade it to a Berlin-compatible version ASAP for testnets and before April...
Geth v1.10.0

Geth v1.10.0

08:00 - 03/03/2021

Ethereum.org

Oh wow, it’s been a while… over 1.5 years since we’ve released Geth v1.9.0. We did do 26 point releases in that time frame (about one per three weeks), but pushing out a major release is always a bit more special. The adrenaline rush of shipping new features, coupled with...
eth2 quick update no. 22

eth2 quick update no. 22

08:00 - 11/02/2021

Ethereum.org

tl;dr Successful R&D workshop on future beacon chain upgrades Staking community grants announced Quick plug for my State of Eth2, Jan 2021 post Eth2 Workshop: Eth1+Eth2 Merge and Sharding Last week, the EF eth2 research team hosted an online workshop focused on the two major upgrades slated for the beacon...
The State of Eth2, Jan 2021 [ENG/普通话]

The State of Eth2, Jan 2021 [ENG/普通话]

08:00 - 20/01/2021

Ethereum.org

At the start of December, the Ethereum community bootstrapped the new beacon chain proof-of-stake consensus mechanism – the foundation of Ethereum’s long-term and sustainable home. The launch was a resounding success, and the operation of the beacon chain has proved, thus far, stable and robust. As I write these words,...
Ethereum.org Translation Program: Milestones and Updates

Ethereum.org Translation Program: Milestones and Updates

08:00 - 21/12/2020

Ethereum.org

We hope that you are all excited for the upcoming year-end holidays. Today, we’ve got some exciting new changes to announce for Ethereum.org’s Translation Program and some milestones to celebrate. To start, we can’t thank you enough for all of your support this year. Thanks to you we’ve been able...
Validated, staking on eth2: #6 – Perfect is the enemy of the good

Validated, staking on eth2: #6 – Perfect is the enemy of the good

08:00 - 10/12/2020

Ethereum.org

T'was the day before genesis, when all was prepared, geth was in sync, my beacon node paired. Firewalls configured, VLANs galore, hours of preparation meant nothing ignored. Then all at once everything went awry, the SSD in my system decided to die. My configs were gone, chain data was history,...

What is the Ethereum?

Ethereum and its currency, Ether, is now ranked third in the most popular cryptocurrency, behind Bitcoin and Ripple.

Ethereum was founded in 2013 by a 19 year old Russian-Canadian computer scientist, Vitalik Buterin. Launched on July 30, 2015, Ethereum, the platform that supports the Ether, has seen a sharp increase in its value since March 2017, passing the $ 500 mark at the same time that Bitcoin spent $ 10,000.

The strength of the Ethereum, otherwise comparable to Bitcoin, is based on its blockhain, the technology on which it is based. This enables smart contracts, or smart contracts. Some argue that it could be even more revolutionary than artificial intelligence, radically modifying and improving the way in which all transactions take place. The Ethereum blockchain could be no more or less than a substitute for notaries, lawyers or others by playing the role of “trusted third party” in a transaction, and by putting in place in seconds a flawless contract, much more effective than a human.