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Visions, Part 1: The Value of Blockchain Technology

Posted on April 13th, 2015.

One of the questions that has perhaps been central to my own research in blockchain technology is: ultimately, what is it even useful for? Why do we need blockchains for anything, what kinds of services should be run on blockchain-like architectures, and why specifically should services be run on blockchains instead of just living on […]

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Ethereum Foundation Open Call re: Board Selection

Posted on April 10th, 2015.

With Ethereum getting close to its first official launch with Frontier, we have spent the last week of February at our holon in Switzerland discussing what the future of the Ethereum Foundation is going to look like. Since the start of the project, one of our primary dreams has been to not just deliver a […]

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Ethereum Foundation is hiring an Executive Director

Posted on April 8th, 2015.

Stiftung Ethereum, the Zug, Switzerland-based Ethereum Foundation –ethereum.org, is seeking to immediately fill the Executive Director position within the Foundation. The role involves defining and discharging the day-to-day business of the Foundation and leading the organization at the executive level. The successful candidate will have significant experience in corporate finance activities and/or operations.  A technical […]

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DEVgrants: Here to Help

Posted on April 7th, 2015.

Few would argue against the fact that Ethereum has been gifted with one of the most diverse and thoughtful communities ever gathered around any open source project. Fueled by what can only be described as impassioned determination, developers from all walks of life have risked their time and credibility to pioneer in this radical and […]

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Ethereum Builders: Tapping Into The Collaborative Potential

Posted on April 6th, 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. During the last few months I’ve been researching and testing a number of collaborative tools, constantly assessing the usefulness and applicability of […]

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Blockchain Scalability: Chain-Fibers Redux

Posted on April 5th, 2015.

History I came up with the first seed of this idea while chatting to Janislav Malahov in Berlin in Spring 2014. Unfortunately, the original article I wrote was lost along with my laptop when it was stolen in Vienna. After chatting over the principles with Vitalik more recently, we made a number of alterations and […]

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Bazaar Services

Posted on April 5th, 2015.

I’m a great believer in judging the present through the knowledge of the past. In the past 25 or so years one of the biggest trends in business and technology was what might loosely be termed as the open source revolution. The notion of it being good business to share your source code might not […]

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Implementing Vitalik’s vision

Posted on April 2nd, 2015.

Although the core concept was proven last summer when lead developers Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood, and Jeffrey Wilcke initiated the PoC (proof-of-concept) series in Python, C++, and Go, a lot of engineering effort has gone to solidifying these implementations. We’re all anxious to release a stable command line client and issues flagged in the external […]

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Ethereum’s unexpected future direction

Posted on April 1st, 2015.

Ethereum has been preparing what we consider to be the most exciting digital alliance since IBM and Microsoft partnered so successfully on the IBM PC. We know that you’ve been anticipating great things from Ethereum and we are delighted to present you with this exciting and unexpected news. As you know, mining in Ethereum is […]

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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 […]