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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  338 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I made a website explaining Ethereum transactions, what do you guys think of it?

1) ditch the :8000

2) Fix the letter spacing issue

3) talk a little more about nonce because you say things will error out if you don't do it right but you don't really say what that is or why

4) That book you recommended (which I'm liking rather a lot) describes the Ethereum network as the EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) and I really want that to catch on because thinking of it as a big distributed mainframe makes shit hella clearer

5) post that shit to the Ethereum Facebook group because those guys are my favorite idiots at the moment

Nice work. I think it's great. I think you should polish this one up and then then do an annotated version that actually spits out the various calls in Solidity because it's not a particularly complicated language and the more people understand what's actually going on, the better the adoption. Also, the best way to learn something is to teach it.

veen  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ALRIGHT so I've been rewriting this thing from the ground up - your idea to make the EVM pivotal to explaining Ethereum is working out quite nicely. (I'm also rebuilding my website as a portfolio website :) )

I'll continue writing tomorrow and illustrations are done later, but if you or mk or anyone reading this already has some feedback, that would be appreciated.

kleinbl00  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My feedback is it's a little proofreading from perfect. Little stuff: using words like "still" and "very" doesn't really help, it just deformalizes and denigrates the language and you can almost always do without. A couple typos. And I might TL;DR this:

    Ethereum is a generalised protocol for decentralized, secure transaction-based state-changing virtual machines.

In little words, "Ethereum is a set of rules for people or devices to exchange not just money, but data and ideas... without the need for any central authority to govern them" or something like that.