Vitalik Buterin publishes a book on the Ethereum blockchain

His book, titled “Proof of Stake”, collects his writings on the blockchain for ten years. It will be available from September 27th.

Want to know more about Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain? The 28-year-old billionaire and little computer genius has decided to tell in a book his journey and the reasons that led him to found this blockchain in 2015. He announced the news this Wednesday on Twitter:

The physical and digital book, titled “proof of stake” will be available from September 27, that is (hopefully) after the transition The merger of Ethereum expected around September 15th. For the more impatient, it is already possible to order a digital copy of the book.

“Donate any amount of Ether above to receive an NFT and a digitally signed book from Vitalik. You will receive a non-transferable NFT and when the book is available you will have access to your digitally signed copy,” points out the official website.

These writings “gleaned from his articles before and after the Ethereum breakthrough, reveal that Buterin is a lively and imaginative writer,” can be read on the book’s official website.

Ethereum prepares for The Merge

The title of his work “proof of stake” is not the result of chance. The Ethereum blockchain has been preparing for years to move from a so-called “proof-of-work” operation (or proof of work, which is used in particular by the Bitcoin blockchain) to that of “proof of stake” (proof of bet). And this step is imminent, around September 15th.

Recall that one of the objectives for the Ethereum blockchain is to move towards carbon neutrality. Specifically, Ethereum will go from a “proof of work” to a “proof of stake”. Proof of work is competing tens of thousands of computers working on the same thing at the same time. If this method is characterized by its good level of safety, its major drawback remains the extremely high consumption of electricity. This is particularly what bitcoin cryptocurrency was criticized for during the debates on the regulatory text of the cryptocurrency market last March in the European Parliament.

For its part, with the proof of stake or proof of stake, the cryptographic puzzles to be solved are finished: to ensure the safety of the blockchain, the minor candidates must put 32 ethers in a common dish and it is according to a draw system that they will be chosen. to validate transactions. In fact, a switch to The Merge would mean that there would be no more miners within the blockchain, the tests on the Ethereum blockchain carried out for several years are beginning to demonstrate this new trend.

Vitalik Buterin intends to work on the development of the crypto ecosystem and in particular to help the developer profession with the sale of his book. Therefore, the proceeds of the book will be donated to Gitcoin, an open source platform that allows developers to get paid.

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