Book ‘Proof of Stake’ by Vitalik Buterin & Nathan Schneider

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The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains

The ideas behind Ethereum in the words of its founder, describing a radical vision for more than a digital currency — reinventing organizations, economics, and democracy itself in the age of the internet. When he was only nineteen years old, in late 2013, Vitalik Buterin published a visionary paper outlining the ideas behind what would become Ethereum. He proposed to take what Bitcoin did for currency — replace government and corporate power with power shared among users — and apply it to everyday apps, organizations, and society as a whole. Now, less than a decade later, Ethereum is the second-most-valuable cryptocurrency and serves as the foundation for the weird new world of NFT artworks, virtual real estate in the metaverse, and decentralized autonomous organizations…

Publisher: Seven Stories Press (September 27, 2022); Pages: 384 pages; ISBN-10: 164421248X; ISBN-13: 978-1644212486; ASIN:‎ B09NQZCN6H

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Author’s biography: VITALIK BUTERIN is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011 and launched Ethereum in 2014. In 2021, he was named as one of TIME magazine’s most influential people. NATHAN SCHNEIDER is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His most recent book is Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy. He first interviewed Vitalik Buterin in 2014.

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