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,...
eth2 quick update no. 21 [ENG/普通话]

eth2 quick update no. 21 [ENG/普通话]

08:00 - 27/11/2020

Ethereum.org

Minimum ETH threshold hit 🎉; genesis on December 1st, 12pm UTC Get your nodes running! and monitor updates through genesis 👀 Eth2 genesis, December 1st. Get ready! This week, the deposit contract hit the minimum threshold of 16384 32-ETH validator deposits, kicking genesis into motion. Genesis time is 1606824023 –...
EthereumJS VM v5 Release

EthereumJS VM v5 Release

08:00 - 26/11/2020

Ethereum.org

While everyone is staring in amazement on December 1st, 12pm UTC anticipating the Eth 2.0 Beaconchain genesis, within the JavaScript team we quietly prepared our own little genesis release in the shadows. Being very much around the good ol’ Eth 1.0 chain we are nevertheless very much excited on this...
eth2 quick update no. 20 [ENG/普通话]

eth2 quick update no. 20 [ENG/普通话]

08:00 - 13/11/2020

Ethereum.org

tl;dr Staking community grants v1.0 eth2 testnets – Toledo and Pyrmont Mainnet deposits to 0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa Staking community grants This week the EF announced the Eth2 Staking Community Grants round in an effort to support a more delightful staking experience. This is an open call for proposals for grants that aim...
Geth security release

Geth security release

08:00 - 12/11/2020

Ethereum.org

Critical patch for CVE-2020-28362 - Summary Versions of geth built with Go <1.15.5 or <1.14.12 are most likely affected by a critical DoS-related security vulnerability. The golang team has registered this flaw as ‘CVE-2020-28362’. We recommend all users to rebuild (ideally v1.9.24) with Go 1.15.5 or 1.14.12, to avoid node crashes. Alternatively, if you are...
eth2 quick update no. 19

eth2 quick update no. 19

08:00 - 04/11/2020

Ethereum.org

Contract deployment Genesis deposits Bootstrap consensus tl;dr v1.0 specs released 🚀 v1.0 spec release Today, we released v1.0 of the eth2 specs, including the mainnet deposit contract address – 0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa. eth2 will have a MIN_GENESIS_TIME of 1606824000 (or for those of you who don’t think in unix time – December...
Introducing the new ethereum.org developer portal

Introducing the new ethereum.org developer portal

07:00 - 22/10/2020

Ethereum.org

Hey Ethereum community! We last spoke August 5 – how you been? We’re here to talk about something fresh we’ve shipped. Maybe you’ve already noticed, but we’ve got a new Developers section. For a long time, this content was a wall of links to products you might find helpful when...
eth2 quick update no. 18

eth2 quick update no. 18

07:00 - 01/10/2020

Ethereum.org

Oh you, Spadina, Finally, finality Hello and farewell tl;dr A quick Spadina postmortem New testnet: Zinken. Launchpad is live; Genesis deposits due in one week! Spadina Postmortem The Spadina testnet dress rehearsal launched this past Tuesday. Although Spadina is now healthy and finalizing, the launch was not as smooth sailing...
eth2 quick update no. 17

eth2 quick update no. 17

07:00 - 22/09/2020

Ethereum.org

📣 Last chance to practice genesis before mainnet 📣 tl;dr Spadina Launchpad is live. Spadina genesis in 7 days! Deposit CLI audit completed by Trail of Bits EIP 2982: Serenity Phase 0 released 🚀 Announcing Spadina Launchpad As of today, the Spadina Launchpad is live 🎉 If you are unfamiliar...
eth2 quick update no. 16

eth2 quick update no. 16

07:00 - 14/09/2020

Ethereum.org

Can’t travel these days Miss the people, not the planes Spadina, not Spain tl;dr Spadina (deposit and genesis dress rehearsal) testnet coming up Medalla Data Challenge in progress RFP for audit of blst super fast BLS12-381 signature library 💥 Spadina “dress rehearsal” just around the corner We realize that both...

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.