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Operational updates from the Ethereum Foundation and supported teams.

June 21, 2022

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Fellowship Program: Cohort #2 Applications Open & Cohort #1 Roundup
Fellowship Program: Cohort #2 Applications Open & Cohort #1 Roundup

by Team Next Billion

Ethereum is a living thing. Yes, at its core there is a virtual machine (the EVM) that runs and faithfully calculates a new state from block to block, but the magic of Ethereum is that one little state machine can be shared by millions of people who might not have anything in common besides an internet connection and their own secret key. The developers, designers, artists, farmers, bankers, students, politicians, entertainers and even lawyers who use and depend on Ethereum create a living ecosystem coordinating around a core protocol, evolving and re-wiring relationships of trust, hopefully in the interest of public good. Currently, the Ethereum expanded universe™ comprises millions of people, but there are billions of us here on earth, and it’s our ambitious vision for

June 7, 2022

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Spotlight on LatAm: Identity solutions for Govtech

by EF Fellow Chuy Cepeda & Team Next Billion

The following is an update from Ethereum Foundation Fellow Chuy Cepeda. Our identities hold immense power. In a time when people take great pride in using multiple pseudonyms or personas, we often think about how to identify ourselves. I identify as a native of Monterrey, Mexico, a Latin-American, a son, brother, father, husband, engineer, Ph.D., entrepreneur, dog lover, hitchhiker, and a believer that democracies are suffering. Looking back at a time when I started meeting people from different countries and gaining a better understanding of their access to public services, I recall becoming aware of how far away this reality was for Mexicans. I realized that as my home city grew, many decisions made by the government were unplanned or colluded. I learned that my home country

April 18, 2022

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Ethereum Foundation Report

by Ethereum Foundation Team

Today, we’ve published the EF report, which we hope helps the community understand what the Ethereum Foundation is, our core principles, and our vision of Ethereum as an infinite garden. Click here to read the full report, and to learn more about the EF, our resource allocation processes, 2021 support, and the non-financial ways that EF teams contribute to helping Ethereum continue to grow into everything that we dream for it to become.

February 1, 2022

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Devconnect: 18-25 April 2022 in Amsterdam

by Ethereum Foundation Team

In our last post, we outlined Devconnect as a week-long gathering that will feature independent Ethereum events, which aim to bring the Ethereum community together in smaller groups to talk, learn about, or make serious progress on specific subjects. Learn more at Devconnect.org

December 22, 2021

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EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

by Ethereum Foundation Team

We all have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, from the first birthday of the beacon chain, to the successful upgrades over the past year and the incredible progress across the entire Ethereum ecosystem. As a highly productive year draws to a close, there are a few final gifts to deliver in the form of updates from many (15+!!) EF-supported teams that are always working to improve the network. And there's a lot of substantive material here, so take some time to sort through the table of contents, and dig in! As always, this roundup series focuses on EF-supported teams whose members are working to grow and improve Ethereum as a whole. Included in this edition are updates from many teams highlighted in [the

December 13, 2021

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Announcing the Client Incentive Program

by Ethereum Foundation Team

Note: this post was updated on April 4, 2022 to include a full copy of the Client Incentive Program details. A diverse set of clients is key to the Ethereum network's health and decentralization. Diversity ensures that innovation continues at the base layer of the protocol, that the network is resilient in the face of potential attacks or bugs, and that a broad set of participants are engaged in debating potential changes to core protocol. While clients provide an essential service to the network (without them, there is no network!), it has historically been difficult for them to capture value. Recently, more avenues have become available for these teams to build sustainable businesses, but most of those focus on mainnet-adjacent opportunities rather than the main Ethereum network.

December 13, 2021

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An update on Devcon 6, and something new...

by Ethereum Foundation Team

It’s been a little while, and we’ve got some news.

December 7, 2021

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Spotlight on Kenya: Microinsurance for Every Farmer

by Benson Njuguna & Team Next Billion

In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 3% of 48 million smallholder farmers are insured. Owning 1 acre of land and earning approximately $1.40 per person per day characterize a smallholder farmer. Smallholder farmers often own a mixture of cash crops and subsistence or non-commercial farming; and, they lack the financial and technological resources of large-scale industrial farms. As extreme weather events become ever more frequent due to climate change, one flood or drought can push such farmers into the spiraling cycle of poverty without protection by means of crop insurance. The following is an update from Ethereum Foundation Fellow Benson Njuguna. Benson is on a mission to elevate humanity from an economic standpoint through innovative ideas driven by technology. He is a Business Transformation Specialist at ACRE Africa, a

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