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Ethereum Builders: A Proposed Experiment

Posted on March 20th, 2015.

Hello, fellow Ethereans. I am Mihai Alisie, one of the Ethereum founders, and for the past year I’ve served as the vice president of the Ethereum Foundation and as director of Ethereum Switzerland. In the early days of the project I concentrated my attention on the community side and worked on the holons idea for […]

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Jutta’s update on bug bounty program and security audit

Posted on March 20th, 2015.

Hi, Jutta writing again – I initially introduced myself when we started the bounty program earlier this year and I’m happy to provide you with an update on what’s happening on the security side prior and throughout launch. We have had some high quality submissions by bounty hunters – kudos for the creative exploits sent […]

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Mihai’s Ethereum Project Update. The First Year.

Posted on March 14th, 2015.

Into the ether Hello, fellow Ethereans. I am Mihai Alisie, one of the Ethereum founders, and for the past year I’ve served as the Vice President of the Ethereum Foundation and Director of Ethereum Switzerland. In the early days of the project I concentrated my attention on the community side and worked on the holons […]

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Getting to the Frontier

Posted on March 12th, 2015.

So first some background. We’ve already covered a little about what to expect from Frontier in the Ethereum Launch Process blog post and Gav has given us a comprehensive overview of the state of the development effort. You can also read about some of the ongoing security work, including the bug bounty system. The bug bounty program […]

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The Ethereum Development Process

Posted on March 5th, 2015.

So I’m not sure if this kind of development methodology has ever been applied to such an extreme before so I figured I’d document it. In a nutshell, it’s sort of like test-driven triplet-programming development. While speed-developing our alpha codebase, four of us sat around a table in the office in Berlin. Three people (Vitalik, […]

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The Ethereum Launch Process

Posted on March 3rd, 2015.

I’m Vinay Gupta, the newly minted release coordinator for Ethereum. I’ve been working with the comms team on strategy, and have now come aboard to help smooth the release process. I’ll be about 50/50 on comms and on release coordination. A lot of that is going to be about keeping you updated on progress: new features, […]

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Gav’s Ethereum ÐΞV Update V

Posted on March 2nd, 2015.

I was woken by Vitalik’s call at 5:55 this morning; pitch black outside, nighttime was still upon us. Nonetheless, it was time to leave and this week had best start on the right foot. The 25-minute walk in darkness from the Zug-based headquarters to the train station was wet. Streetlights reflecting off the puddles on […]

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The Subjectivity / Exploitability Tradeoff

Posted on February 14th, 2015.

One of the issues inherent in many kinds of consensus architectures is that although they can be made to be robust against attackers or collusions up to a certain size, if an attacker gets large enough they are still, fundamentally, exploitable. If attackers in a proof of work system have less than 25% of mining […]

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The P + epsilon Attack

Posted on January 28th, 2015.

Special thanks to Andrew Miller for coming up with this attack, and to Zack Hess, Vlad Zamfir and Paul Sztorc for discussion and responses One of the more interesting surprises in cryptoeconomics in recent weeks came from an attack on SchellingCoin conceived by Andrew Miller earlier this month. Although it has always been understood that […]

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Superrationality and DAOs

Posted on January 23rd, 2015.

Warning: this post contains crazy ideas. Myself describing a crazy idea should NOT be construed as implying that (i) I am certain that the idea is correct/viable, (ii) I have an even >50% probability estimate that the idea is correct/viable, or that (iii) “Ethereum” endorses any of this in any way. One of the common […]