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Ethereum is an open-source, public, distributed blockchain computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

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In early 2014 additional developers joined Buterin, including Gavin Wood and Jeffrey Wilcke listed as Lead C++ Developer and Lead Go Developer respectively as well as Anthony Di Iorio, Mihai Alisie, Joseph LubinJoseph Lubin, and Stephen Tual in primarily non-development roles. The Ethereum Foundation (Stiftung Ethereum) was founded in July 2014 in Switzerland.

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The Metropolis release will be split into two parts - the first of which called Byzantium was for released on block 4,370,000 on October 16, 2017. The Byzantium release will introduce privacy features zk-snarks and zero-knowledge proofs to the ethereum blockchain, a feature added due to collaboration with the developers of Zcash including Zooko Wilcox. Additionally, the Metropolis release will include account abstraction, returndata, and revert capabilities. The release daterelease date for second part of metropolis named Constantinople has not yet been determined.

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The last planned release of ethereum named Serenity plans to include features to transition ethereum from a proof-of-work consensus protocol to the a proof-of-stake based on the Casper protocol being developed by Vitalik Buterin, Vlad ZamfirVlad Zamfir, and the ethereum team. Among other improvements Serenity is also scheduled to include a blockchain sharding to improve scalability.

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Vitalik Buterin proposed the ethereum protocol in his 2013 whitepaper with the goal of creating a general purpose blockchain platform to support decentralized applications and smart contracts. Buterin had previously contributed within the Bitcoin developer community and found limitations to the Bitcoin scripting language including lack of Turing-completeness, value-blindness, lack of state, and blockchain-blindness. Ethereum was formally announced at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, FloridaFlorida.

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Ethereum

Ethereum is an open-source, public, distributed blockchain computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality , which facilitates online contractual agreements.

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The metropolis release will be split into two parts the first of which called Byzantium was for released on block 4,370,000 on October 16, 2017. The Byzantium release will introduce privacy features zk-snarks and zero-knowledge proofs to the ethereum blockchain, a feature added due to collaboration with the developers of Zcash including Zooko Wilcox. Additionally the metropolis release will include account abstraction and returndata and revert capabilities. The release daterelease date for second part of metropolis named Constantinople has not yet been determined.

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Vitalik Buterin proposed the ethereum protocol in his 2013 whitepaper with the goal of creating a general purpose blockchain platform to support decentralized applications and smart contracts. Buterin had previously contributed within the BitcoinBitcoin developer community and found limitations to the Bitcoin scripting language including lack of Turing-completeness, value-blindness, lack of state, and blockchain-blindness. Ethereum was formally announced at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida.

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The initial public launch named Frontier was released on July 30, 2015. This release provided instructions for generating the first block in the ethereum blockchain known as the genesis blockgenesis block, which was created with a unique parameter from the hash of the ethereum testnet block #1028201 and contained all transactions from the ethereum crowdsale.

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In early 2014 additional developers joined Buterin, including Gavin WoodGavin Wood and Jeffrey Wilcke listed as Lead C++ Developer and Lead Go Developer respectively. Anthony Di Iorio, Mihai Alisie, Joseph Lubin, and Stephen Tual are listed as primary non-development members.

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Vitalik Buterin proposed the ethereum protocol in his 2013 whitepaper with the goal of creating a general purpose blockchain platform to support decentralized applications and smart contracts. Buterin had previously contributed within the Bitcoin developer community and found limitations to the Bitcoin scripting language including lack of Turing-completenessTuring-completeness, value-blindness, lack of state, and blockchain-blindness. Ethereum was formally announced at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, FloridaFlorida.

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Vitalik Buterin proposed the ethereum protocol in his 2013 whitepaper with the goal of creating a general purpose blockchain platform to support decentralized applications and smart contracts. Buterin had previously contributed within the Bitcoin developer community and found limitations to the Bitcoin scripting language including lack of Turing-completeness, value-blindness, lack of state, and blockchain-blindness. Ethereum was formally announced at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, FloridaFlorida.

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July 2, 2016

Ethereum splits into two groups: Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum ClassClassic (ETC)

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June 3, 2017

Russia 'endorses' Ethereum

This caused prices of ETH to rise.

May 18, 2017

AVATrade adds Ethereum trading

February 23, 2017

eToro adds Ethereum trading

July 28, 2016

Ethereum Foundation community disassociate themselves from ETC

July 20, 2016

Ethereum Classic Debate

Ethereum Classic argued for 'code is law' and blockchain immutability.

March 1, 2014

Ethereum Switzerland GmbH develops first Ethereum project

November 1, 2013

Vitalik Buterin proposes development of Ethereum

October 1, 2013

Vitalik Buterin describes Ethereum on paper

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July 11, 2016

Extra protocol debate

Ethereum argued for decentralized decision making and conflict resolution using an extra protocol.

July 2, 2016

Ethereum splits into two groups: Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Class (ETC)

The network split occurred.

June 18, 2016

The DAO gets hacked

The DAO is hacked and $50m of ETH is claimed by an anonymous group.

March 14, 2016

Homestead upgrade

A planned protocol upgrade to the Ethereum network.

July 30, 2015

Frontier is launched

Frontier is the initial version of Ethereum.

September 2, 2014

Ethereum Foundation receives remaining Ether

Ethereum Foundation is based in Switzerland and a non profit foundation.

September 2, 2014

Investors in presale receive 60m Ether

12m Ether were allocated to the development group.

August 6, 2014

Ethereum sale raises >$16m

July 22, 2014

Ethereum launched EtherEther tokens to the public.