Vitalik Buterin to release his own book about Proof of Stake. The new upcoming book will reportedly reveal “Buterin to be a vivid and imaginative writer” Gitcoin says.
‘Proof Of Stake’ The Book
Recently, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin announced through his Twitter account his plans of releasing his own book next month.
The book in question is titled “Proof Of Stake” and is said to be a collection of Buterin’s own writings from his essays that were written both before and during the rise of Ethereum. Vitalik Buterin himself says that this book is made based off around 10 years of various of his writings.
"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
Both the digital version and physical copies of the book will officially be published and released on September 27th 2022, around two weeks after the Ethereum merge to proof-of-stake officially takes place.
Those who wish to purchase this book will be able to preorder it from multiple retailers, including Barnes & Nobles, Target, Powells, and more.
Aside from that, those interested in receiving a digital copy of the book signed by Vitalik Buterin himself will need to donate some ETH before they will receive an NFT that will then help them gain access to the signed copy when the book is available.
About The Merge
Ethereum’s merge from a Proof-of-Work consensus to a Proof-of-Stake consensus in itself has been something that has been talked about and planned for many years, but has only been revealed to come into fruition this year.
With the change from PoW to PoS, many in the community seem extremely bullish about the Merge, especially considering the fact that this move will help reduce Ethereum’s energy consumption by up to 99%.
With the lowering of energy consumption, many crypto experts and analysts claim that this may help in making bigger institutes and personalities become interested in joining the world of blockchain, crypto, and NFTs without feeling the guilt of ‘heavily contributing’ to climate change.
Of course, there are also some in the community that oppose The Merge, especially Ethereum miners whose livelihoods are threatened by the change from PoW to PoS.
Vitalik Buterin himself, however, has continuously stated that he remains optimistic about the upcoming Ethereum merge not only because of its effects on the blockchain’s energy consumption, but also the fact that the Merge may lay down the foundations to so many more upgrades that can be made in the future.