This crowdfund has concluded. This post outlined the final component of the Beacon Book project, an open Crowdfund for 100 physical Genesis Edition prints.
Stateful Works began in August 2020 with a simple thesis: maintainers of Public Goods should be celebrated! And not just through monetary rewards: we should also be creating artifacts and traditions that accrue cultural capital.
The Beacon Book was our first project along this path: a piece of Ethereum history featuring profiles, reflections, and stories of the contributors that brought the Eth2 Beacon Chain to life. This book is a snapshot of sentiment from around the launch in December 2020, neatly packaged into a 5.5x8.5" (140x215mm) soft cover book. In line with our founding ethos, any ETH generated from the project goes directly to project contributors, which includes the Eth2 researchers.
The Beacon Book is your chance to contribute directly to the Ethereum story. Own part of its past, and a key to the future.
The project includes three main components:
back and front covers
"Traditions" NFT, pages 35-36
Check out a complete breakdown of the imagery in Beacon Book: Graphics and Narratives.
We will be using the crowdfund leaderboard to simulate an auction and select the winners of 100 Genesis Editions. While there may be future prints, this edition is notable for being the inaugural print run. Please read the following information before participating:
→ Join the Stateful Works Discord for manual verification.
Thanks again to all of our 51 contributors - whose perspectives are included in the book - and where applicable, them forwarding on their share of the proceeds to Stateful Works:
Chih Cheng Liang
Preston Van Loon
Trent Van Epps
It's been an amazing experience working with everyone! To the entire Ethereum community: you made this project possible, we can't thank you enough. Here's to the Merge and beyond.
❤️ Stateful Works