Josh Stark

Josh Stark

I work for Ethereum at the Ethereum Foundation.
Subscribe to Josh Stark
Receive new entries directly to your inbox.
Card Header

Merge Manual

September 7th, 2022
Hear about the Ethereum Merge from the core contributors that made it happen. Merge Manual is a collection of 60+ perspectives, looking back and looking forward.
Publisher Avatar Stateful Works
Stateful Works
Card Header

Cryptoeconomics as a Limitation on Governance

August 11th, 2022
This paper has benefited from generous feedback from readers including Eric Alston, Eva Beylin, Vitalik Buterin, Paul D’Aoust, Joel Dietz, Koray Caliskan, Alexander Lange, Mario Laul, Eugene Leventhal, Harry McLaverty, Auryn Macmillan, Kelsie Nabben, Brandon Ramirez, Lane Rettig, Julia Rosenberg, Sacha Saint-Leger, Jeremy Sklaroff, Lana Swartz, Michael Zargham, and Ethan Zuckerman. I am particularly grateful for the ongoing support of Primavera De Filippi, Morshed Mannan, and Wessel Reijers.
Publisher Avatar Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Pong, not Programs

June 7th, 2021
On Earth 2 history took a slightly different course.
Publisher Avatar Josh Stark
Josh Stark

Publishing on crypto

December 29th, 2020
Why is it that I can send anyone with an Internet connection and smart phone a photograph freely and instantly, but sending the same person money is hindered by seemingly arbitrary constraints, like geography or days of the week?
Publisher Avatar nis.eth
Card Header

zkSNARKs vs zkSTARKs: a primer

January 18th, 2022
Trying out a longer form article this time to allow a deeper dive into some areas of blockchain research. There are a lot of articles on zero knowledge proofs, and a lot of research papers on SNARKs or STARKs, but very little bridging the intermediate gap.
Publisher Avatar pseudotheos
Card Header

Why Dark Forest Matters: A Good Game, not a Crypto Game

February 24th, 2022
Dark Forest is a massively multiplayer (MMO) real-time strategy (RTS) game in closed beta. If you like strategy games, you should play it. Anyone who is a fan of games like Sins of a Solar Empire, Factorio, or Civilization should definitely play it. It’s not a game with global appeal like Super Mario Odyssey, but it doesn’t need to be nor try to be.
Publisher Avatar Omar Mezenner
Omar Mezenner

Key learnings from DAOs

May 19th, 2022
A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is a group organized around a specific mission that coordinates through a shared set of rules enforced on a blockchain. DAOs themselves are just organizational structures that control shared economic resources and/or protocol rules, and each DAO can be different in how it operates. Some DAOs are private and others are open for anyone to join and contribute. For some DAOs, active contributors can get paid by the DAO for their work.
Publisher Avatar Linda Xie
Linda Xie

Games and blockchain

May 17th, 2022
Preface: Usually, for my blog posts, I just write stream-of-consciousness rambles, and don’t even bother proofreading. This is different - this is the first time I actually put in some effort. Why? To celebrate Mirror launching Writing NFTs on Optimism. I have no idea why anyone would buy NFTs for this post, but if you do: 100% of the proceeds will be directed straight to the Gitcoin multi-sig for public goods funding. I’d love to hear feedback - should I repeat this for my older posts, and future posts?