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11. Advanced Concepts

Where the Ethereum Protocol is going, and where it came from

Chris Dannen

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

A book introducing Ethereum and Solidity would not be complete without mention of the nascent cult of personality forming around Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum and a collaborator on a handful of other high-profile blockchain projects.

Who Is Leading Software Developers Toward Decentralization?

Perhaps the best description of Buterin comes in the form of an article published about him in Spring of 2014 by writer Morgan Peck in the online magazine Backchannel.1 The article describes the writer’s first encounter with the Ethereum ...

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