This post is an exploration of the graphics and narratives used throughout the Beacon Book,a collection of perspectives from 46 researchers and implementers that worked on the Ethereum Beacon Chain.
The full text of the Beacon Book went live on Tuesday, July 6th, alongside a series of 7 NFTs taken directly from the book. We're opening the auction for the 100 physical Genesis Editions soon. Sign up below to be notified when the auction begins and is close to ending.
For over two years now, EIP-1559 has been in active development. In that time, dozens of people and over five development teams have worked to specify, audit, implement, test and communicate this highly-anticipated upgrade to Ethereum’s fee market.
Throughout this process, the community has been incredibly supportive. We've seen a massive grassroots movement emerge, consistently eager to contribute time, resources, and funds to get this EIP across the finish line and deployed on mainnet. With the London hard fork scheduled for August 3-5, we are now in the final stages of this process.
Despite recent progress, challenges remain for the maintainers of Ethereum Public Goods. The people who choose to work on them often have a very high opportunity cost and limited methods available to capture the upside from their work.
This post contains the complete text of the Beacon Book: a collection of perspectives from 46 researchers and implementers that worked on the Ethereum Beacon Chain. We hope you enjoy reading it! Join our discord if you'd like to discuss.
The crowdfund for 100 physical prints concluded on Aug 3rd. See the results here.
In addition to the text, the book also features 7 full-spread illustrations, which can be minted as editional NFTs of varying exclusivity. They are placed below according to their position in the printed book. Only 10 full Genesis Edition sets (NFTs 1-7) can be minted. Check out this post for an exploration of the book's Graphics and Narratives.
In line with the goals set in our Dec. 2020 announcement, any ETH from NFT minting and the auctions goes directly to the contributors that made the book possible: see the Split Contract here. Please note that minting NFTs does not grant access to the printed books, nor should it be construed as an investment of any kind. This is a community based project.
As promised in our December announcement post, Stateful Works has partnered with a bunch of amazing Ethereum community orgs to help launch the Beacon Book.
If you're just learning about this project, it's a collection of perspectives from 46 Beacon Chain researchers and implementers, wrapped in delightful graphics. We're giving away seven physical copies ahead of the main auction happening in a few weeks: one for each of their respective communities. They will decide how to give them away - we're looking forward to the novel mechanisms they will each use!
It's been 3 months since we announced our Eth2 book, so we thought we'd give an update on the massive amount of work that's been done since then. We're getting pretty close to launch, read on for details!
We've collected, edited and formatted the contributions from 46 Eth2 researchers and implementers. They're a wonderful bunch, and this book wouldn't be possible without them - all of the submissions are amazing!
Stateful Works is excited to publicly introduce our first project, a limited run print book focused on the people and teams that brought the Ethereum Beacon Chain to life.
We are a group of passionate longtime community members interested in exploring and creating Ethereum culture: reach out to @statefulworks on Telegram or Twitter with questions.