The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has announced that he has written a book dedicated to explaining the proof-of-stake consensus protocol. According to an update he released on Twitter, the programmer said that the book which comes in a digital and physical versions will be available for purchase on September 27.
“Proof of Stake”, the (physical and digital) book compiling various writings I’ve made over the last ~10 years, will be out in a month!
You can get a signed digital copy and NFT here: https://t.co/RCZPHs9rpe
My share of the proceeds all goes to @gitcoin grants public goods!
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) August 31, 2022
The update released by Buterin on August 31 says:
“Proof of Stake”, the (physical and digital) book compiling various writings I’ve made over the last ~10 years, will be out in a month!”
A Gitcoin link he posted and an attached image of the book shows that it is titled: Proof of Stake, The Making of Ethereum And The Philosophy of Blockchain.
Donating To Good Cause
The Twitter post says that Buterin would be donating the proceeds of the sale of the book to the Gitcoin grants. He further thanked the publishers “for the job of publishing and organizing”
The Gitcoin website he linked emphasized that Buterin is donating proceeds to common good. It highlighted that even though the book will be available on the shelf by fall of 2022, buyers can pre-order signed copies via the website. It states that:
“For pledges made here, funds will go 90% to the Gitcoin Grants matching pool and 10% to our publishing partner, Seven Stories Press, for supporting public goods in independent publishing.”
An Imaginative Writer
About the book, the platform wrote that they’re a collection of Buterin’s writings even before Ethereum was built. He was described as an “imaginative writer”
The Twitter space reacted to the announcement by the reseacher and #Vitalik trended for hours on the same day. As at September 1, the hash-tag was still trending.
In his reaction to the announcement, a Twitter user, Dimitri Shedko Said,
“I am completely sure that this is a very high-quality and deep book not only about the blockchain but also about the laws of society. I will definitely pre-order”