Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of the largest smart contract platform Ethereum (ETH), has finally released his book titled ‘Proof of Stake’.
The crypto and blockchain-centered book authored by the crypto entrepreneur enters the market less than two weeks after the Merge upgrade that transitioned the Ethereum blockchain from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Community members have lauded the project founder in this regard.
Earlier in August before the Merge upgrade, Vitalik Buterin disclosed that he was working on a book that contains various writings he has made over the last decade. The proof-of-stake consensus advocate also revealed the release date of the book, citing that his share of profits made from the book sales will be donated to the gitcoin grants public goods.
In a Tuesday update, Buterin wrote to his 4.3 million Twitter followers, “Proof of Stake”, the (physical and digital) book compiling various writings I’ve made over the last ~10 years, is finally out!” He also added a link through which the Ethereum and blockchain-centered can be ordered, thanking all those who contributed to the successful release of the educational material. The online bookstores and retailers of Vitalik Buterin’s Proof of Stake book include Amazon, Walmart, Books-A-Million, Seven Stories, Powells, Indie Bound, Target, Barnes & Noble, and Hudson.
"Proof of Stake", the (physical and digital) book compiling various writings I've made over the last ~10 years, is finally out!
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 27, 2022
It’s worth noting that the newly released book centers on the making of the Ethereum blockchain and the philosophy of blockchains. It is said that this book comes as the project founder seeks to make further contributions to the crypto and blockchain ecosystem. As stated by Laura Shin, a podcast host, and author, the book is “a crucial contribution to the development of a new technology that will impact all our lives.”
“These writings, collected from his essays before and during the rise of Ethereum, reveal Buterin to be a vivid and imaginative writer, with context from media studies scholar Nathan Schneider. 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,” the about section of the Proof of Stake book reads. Recently, Vitalik Buterin equally published a blog post where he envisioned the future of blockchain platforms, sharing his visions regarding layer 3 protocols.
Meanwhile, there appears to be an increasing adoption of the development implemented on the Ethereum blockchain. As reported by Timestabloid, active node validators on the Ethereum network have surpassed 436,000 while the total number of staked Ether (stETH) is almost hitting the 14 million mark. However, the Ether token has declined largely in the past two weeks after the merge upgrade was successfully activated.