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(1/25) @Ethereum: A Timeline Today we know Ethereum as the world's preeminent smart contract platform, and the globe's most promising cryptocurrency. But Ethereum wasn't born this way, it was built. A journey from the musings of @vitalik.eth to today's ultra-scalable $ETH.

(2/25) It's 2022, by now you should know @Ethereum as the World Computer. But Ethereum wasn't always the sophisticated, modular blockchain we know today; in fact, in many ways it's unrecognizable from its origins.

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(1/21) @Ethereum: The Big Picture From 1492 to 2022, the context, technology and vision of the World Computer. The complete, top-to-bottom case for $ETH. An (unprecedented) mega-thread.

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(3/25) The true genesis of @Ethereum was in 2008, when Satoshi Nakamoto released the @Bitcoin whitepaper and hinted at trustless computing. Vitalik can bring you from 2008 until we begin. The "pre-history of Ethereum:" vitalik.ca/general/2017/0…

A Prehistory of the Ethereum Protocol

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A Prehistory of the Ethereum Protocol

(4/25) November 27, 2013 Vitalik publishes "Ethereum: A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform," the original @Ethereum whitepaper. Ethereum Whitepaper (original): bit.ly/ETH-whitepaper… Ethereum Whitepaper (current): bit.ly/ETH-whitepaper

(5/25) April 1st, 2014 @Gavin Wood publishes the original @Ethereum yellowpaper, the (more) technical specifications of the protocol. Ethereum Yellowpaper (original): bit.ly/ETH-yellowpape… Ethereum Yellowpaper (current): bit.ly/ETH-yellowpaper

(6/25) July 22nd, 2014 For 42 days in 2014, you can participate in @Ethereum's Initial Coin Offering (ICO). At the end, $ETH is worth ~$0.30. $ETH ICO Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-sale-annou… Ethereum Website During Sale: bit.ly/ETH-sale

(7/25) July 30th, 2015 Frontier is the first (barebones) implementation of @Ethereum. A "thawing" period allows technical users to begin operations early. Frontier Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-frontier Frontier Thawing: bit.ly/ETH-frontier-t…

(8/25) March 14th, 2016 The Homestead hard fork implements several protocol and networking changes that would make it more upgradable in the future. Homestead Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-homestead Homestead Docs: bit.ly/ETH-homestead-…

(9/25) July 20th, 2016 The DAO, its hack and the resulting hard fork is one of the most incredible and important of the early days of @Ethereum. I highly recommend reading more. DAO Hack Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-DAO-hack-e… DAO Fork Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-DAO-fork

(10/25) Shortly after the DAO hack was resolved, @Ethereum faces another existential attack. In September 2016, an attacker unleashes a DDOS attack, freezing Ethereum and threatening the protocol. I can't do it justice, fortunately Vitalik's got you: bit.ly/ETH-DDOS-attack

(11/25) October 18th, 2016 The 1st response to the DDOS attacks is released (Tangerine Whistle) bit.ly/ETH-tangerine-… November 22nd, 2016 The 2nd response to the DDOS attacks is released (Spurious Dragon), ending the attack. bit.ly/ETH-spurious-d…

(12/25) October 16th, 2017 The Byzantium hard fork is the first of a two phase upgrade to @Ethereum's privacy, scalability and security. Byzantium makes Ethereum lighter/faster to run. Byzantium Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-byzantium-… Byzantium Breakdown: bit.ly/ETH-byzantium-…

(13/25) February 28th, 2019 Constantinople is the second phase of the upgrade, further improving performance and begins to lay the infrastructure for Proof of Stake. Constantinople Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-constantin… Constantinople Breakdown: bit.ly/ETH-constantin…

(14/25) December 8th, 2019 Istanbul introduces more privacy and scaling capabilities, targeting the performance of ZK SNARKs and STARKs. It also has a overhaul to the gas market. Istanbul Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-istanbul-a… Istanbul Breakdown: bit.ly/ETH-istanbul-b…

(15/25) January 2nd, 2020 The glacier hard forks are simple changes to @Ethereum: they delay the difficultly bomb. Difficultly is the metric that controls the viability of PoW. Muir Glacier Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-muir-annou… Muir Glacier Breakdown: bit.ly/ETH-muir-break…

(16/25) October 14th, 2020 The @Ethereum staking deposit contract launches, ~1.5 months before the Beacon Chain launches. Users deposit $ETH, waiting to participate in $ETH PoS. Staking Contract Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-staking-co… Proof of Stake: bit.ly/ETH-proof-of-s…

(17/25) December 1st, 2020 After the staking contract gathered enough $ETH, the Beacon Chain launches. Eventually, this Proof of (ETH) Stake chain will merge with @Ethereum. Beacon Chain Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-beacon-cha… Beacon Chain Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-beacon-cha…

(18/25) April 15th, 2021 Berlin changes gas prices and allows new transaction types. This upgrade is a stepping stone to the much larger London hard fork. Berlin Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-berlin-ann… Berlin Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-berlin-exp…

(19/25) August 5th, 2021 London is headlined by EIP-1559, which radically overhauls the gas market and introduces a base fee (gas fee that will be burnt). London Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-london-ann… London Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-london-exp…

(20/25) October 27th, 2021 Altair is the first upgrade to the Beacon Chain, adding support for sync committees and moving @Ethereum closer to its goal of enabling light clients. Altair Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-altair-exp…

(21/25) December 9th, 2021 The glacier hard forks are simple changes to @Ethereum: they delay the difficultly bomb. Difficultly is the metric that controls the viability of PoW. Arrow Glacier Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-arrow-anno… Arrow Glacier Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-arrow-expl…

(22/25) June 30th, 2022 The glacier hard forks are simple changes to @Ethereum: they delay the difficultly bomb. Difficultly is the metric that controls the viability of PoW. Gray Glacier Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-gray-annou… Gray Glacier Explainer: bit.ly/ETH-arrow-expl…

(23/25) September 6th, 2022 Bellatrix is the 2nd/final upgrade to the Beacon Chain, preparing it to Merge with @Ethereum. Bellatrix fully enables validator penalties, sets fork choice rules and sets the terminal total difficulty. Bellatrix Announcement: bit.ly/ETH-bellatrix-…

(24/25) September 15th, 2022 One week after Bellatrix set the stage, the Beacon Chain and the Proof of Work chain Merge to become @Ethereum, the World Computer. The Merge: bit.ly/ETH-the-merge

(25/25) September 23rd, 2022 Today @Ethereum has Merged and is the worlds largest, most secure, most advanced blockchain. Just as the globe is calling for credible neutrality, the World Computer is coming online. Ethereum Roadmap:

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(1/25) @Ethereum: A Timeline Today we know Ethereum as the world's preeminent smart contract platform, and the globe's most promising cryptocurrency. But Ethereum wasn't born this way, it was built. A journey from the musings of @vitalik.eth to today's ultra-scalable $ETH.

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