Proof of Stake documents Buterin's essays before and during the rise of Ethereum — and an official website suggests the book may criticize his fellow co-founders.
Vitalik Buterin has revealed that he's written a book — and it's going to be released in September.
Proceeds from the sale are going "to support open-source public goods through Gitcoin grants" — and the book is being published under a Creative Commons license.
It's received rave reviews from the crypto journalist Laura Shin, who described the book as:
"A crucial contribution to the development of a new technology that will impact all of our lives."
The book's going to be available in physical form — but signed digital copies are also going to be offered to Buterin's fans. As you'd expect, this'll be done through NFTs.
And in a slight dig at his fellow co-founders, a website promoting the book adds:
"While many around him were focused on seeing the value of their tokens rise, he was working through the problems and possibilities of crafting an Internet-native world."
Ethereum's story is full of drama and intrigue — and has already been brought to life by Camila Russo, the author of The Infinite Machine. Her tome is now being transformed into a movie.
You could argue that Buterin's book could end up being out of date rather quickly, as it'll emerge a couple of weeks after Ethereum completes The Merge — a long-awaited switch from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake blockchain.
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