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Ambients Applied to Ethereum

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

Part I Sometimes Ethereum is compared to a singleton Virtual Machine.  While this is correct in some sense; I think it is a bit more. First of all what is a singleton in a distributed system? It is merely a set of values that some threshold of participants have come to consensus on.  A Virtual […]

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Privacy on the Blockchain

Posted on January 15th, 2016.

Blockchains are a powerful technology, as regular readers of the blog already likely agree. They allow for a large number of interactions to be codified and carried out in a way that greatly increases reliability, removes business and political risks associated with the process being managed by a central entity, and reduces the need for […]

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The last Blog Post

Posted on January 11th, 2016.

The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I’d something more to say. — Pink Floyd It is with no small amount of sadness that I must bid ye farewell. Like The Floyd’s work, in the time I’ve been involved with Ethereum, I’ve sampled the full gamut of emotion. From the amazement of meeting […]

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ÐΞVgrants Update and New Funding

Posted on January 8th, 2016.

If DEVCON1 proved anything in spades, it was certainly the enthusiasm, creativity, and momentum of the Ethereum developer community. Utilizing the never-before-seen potential unleashed by the Ethereum World Computer, our small-but-growing community is not just re-imagining money (or even just re-imagining the Internet)… It is also re-imagining and delivering alternative models for re-organizing the very […]

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Ethereum Foundation Internal Update

Posted on January 7th, 2016.

Now that Ethereum has launched and is rapidly nearing its Homestead phase, over the last few months we at the Ethereum Foundation have finally had the chance to have some breathing room and plan our strategies with a more long-term view. From a development perspective, we have now started in earnest the development of Serenity, […]

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Understanding Serenity, Part 2: Casper

Posted on December 28th, 2015.

Special thanks to Vlad Zamfir for introducing the idea of by-block consensus and convincing me of its merits, alongside many of the other core ideas of Casper, and to Vlad Zamfir and Greg Meredith for their continued work on the protocol In the last post in this series, we discussed one of the two flagship […]

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Understanding Serenity, Part I: Abstraction

Posted on December 24th, 2015.

Special thanks to Gavin Wood for prompting my interest into abstraction improvements, and Martin Becze, Vlad Zamfir and Dominic Williams for ongoing discussions. For a long time we have been public about our plans to continue improving the Ethereum protocol over time and our long development roadmap, learning from our mistakes that we either did […]

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Ethereum in practice part 3: how to build your own transparent bank on the blockchain

Posted on December 7th, 2015.

This is the third and final post on a series on how to use the Ethereum Wallet to create your own autonomous organisations. On the first post we detailed how to create a token, and on the second we shown how to generate a digital democracy controlled by these tokens. Now we will do the […]

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Ethereum in practice part 2: how to build a better democracy in under a 100 lines of code

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

This is a second post on a series on how to use the current Ethereum tools to build smart contracts without needing programming experience. Download the latest version of the Ethereum Wallet, read the first part and let’s have fun! Creating a token is fun, but what is the value of a token that doesn’t do […]

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Ethereum in practice part 1: how to build your own cryptocurrency without touching a line of code

Posted on December 3rd, 2015.

A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks in the Ethereum ecosystem, so many that it might be hard for a casual observer to understand where we are and what’s available out there. So I would like to use my first post here to give you an overview of the tools we’ve […]