It seems that since yesterday we’re living in the days of Ethereum! The second largest cryptocurrency and blockchain network has been attracting headlines right from last 24 hrs, and there are multiple reasons behind it. Besides Elon Musk’s banter with Vitalik Buterin, one more reason to attract headlines has been given by the Ethereum Foundation itself by relaunching their official website Ethereum.org in a new, minimalist avatar. The relaunch was announced yesterday evening through a blog post, and based on that blog post the salient features of new site along with guiding principles are as follows:
- The new site wants to be a portal for community-built resources instead of a substitute to those resources. So it will link to the resources built by the community instead of hosting native content on every topic. The community, according to Ethereum Foundation’s blog post, has developed several important and invaluable resources for Ethereum network, including documentation, newsletters, wikis, tutorials, discussion forums etc.
- The site has been launched as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and as a result, it looks very minimalist as of now. There are only 4 sections named Beginners, Use, Learn and Build, but as community suggests more content new pages may also be added in the coming days. The homepage of website contains only a Hero image, which is also temporary according to the announcement, and community members can suggest new images that they want to suggest. If you too have a Hero image that you want to suggest, you can do so by emailing it to [email protected]
- Lastly, it won’t look like a product site. Instead, its goals will be to on-board new developers, educate people about Ethereum and build decentralized applications for tomorrow. So the content of the website will also be based solely on these themes.
At the time of publishing this article the relaunched Ethereum.org looks something like this:
This look, as we told above from the announcement of Ethereum Foundation, is very temporary and bound to change in the near future. You can learn more about the site from their Github contributions page created solely for the site.