Vitalik Buterin’s “Proof of Stake” book is finally out after a decade of preparation – here is how to get it.
For years, Ethereum’s founder Vitalik Buterin has been writing essays about the blockchain and crypto technology in which he has grown so invested. His brain-child project, Ethereum, has just gone through a revolutionary transition from the PoW (Proof of Work) system to the PoS (Proof of Stake) working model. The big event was dubbed the Merge. This transition could be the motivation behind Vitalik’s decision to release his collection of essays made into a book.
Vitalik announced news of the book’s release in a tweet. Interestingly, the book is titled “Proof of Stake.” As reported by the crypto basic, back in August, the Ethereum founder promised the book would be released in a month. It has taken him 10 good years to prepare the book.
"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
Sale Proceeds To Be Donated
While sharing the news of the book’s release, Vitalik also shared a link to where interested fans can get the book. The book is hosted on Gitcoin, a platform dedicated to pooling funds to support free web development. The book “Proof of Stake” can be accessed here.
In a move seen as a demonstration of his support for the free web, Vitalik has decided to donate all the proceeds of the book’s sales to fund the web.
It’s A First
It’s the first time a good collection of essays about the fairly new blockchain and proof-of-stake network model has been availed on the internet. Also, it’s the first time an author uses Eth keys to sign a book. The book will also be availed as an NFT.
“Proof of Stake” Is Good For The New System
The book’s release comes at a time when Ethereum has just launched the PoS network model. The transition has attracted the attention of various crypto-related parties, including big exchanges like Gemini. Recently, Gemini crypto exchange announced plans to launch Ethereum staking on its platform.