Beigepaper: An Ethereum Technical Specification v0.9.5

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by Micah Dameron | Feb. 22, 2018


Billed as a "rewrite of the Yellowpaper in non-Yellowpaper syntax" this paper attempts to explain the technical details behind Ethereum in a more readily understandable way. The section on memory and storage covers world state and blocks. The following portion on processing and computation discusses transactions, mining, the Ethereum virtual machine, execution of transactions, gas, and proof of work.



The Ethereum Protocol is a deterministic but practically unbounded state-machine with two basic functions; the first being a globally accessible singleton state, and the second being a virtual machine that applies changes to that state. This paper explains the individual parts that make up these two factors.


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