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Ethereum Foundation

    Ethereum Foundation

    Is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ethereum.




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    Our mission is to do what is best for Ethereum’s long-term success. Our role is to allocate resources to critical projects, to be a valued voice within the Ethereum ecosystem, and to advocate for Ethereum to the outside world.

    current challenges

    To succeed long term, Ethereum needs a vibrant decentralized ecosystem with many independent organizations that provide funding, coordination, and leadership. Ethereum must remain a bazaar, and never become a cathedral.

    Instead of just asking "how do we solve this problem?" we ask "how can the Ethereum community solve this problem, and how can we help?"

    culture & values

    We often describe this as a philosophy of "Subtraction". This means resisting the natural tendency of organizations to grow and accumulate value within themselves and cultivating value creation outside the Foundation in the broader Ethereum ecosystem:

    • Instead of capturing opportunities, we distribute opportunities for others
    • Instead of being defensive when others create value, we’re thrilled
    • Instead of trying to matter more, we try to matter less
    • Ultimately, any philosophy is only as good as the choices it inspires.


    In 2014, Vitalik Buterin and some of the early contributors of Ethereum founded the Ethereum Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Ethereum’s research, core protocol development, and ecosystem growth. 

    The Ethereum Foundation continues to be the primary funding organization, issuing grants to research teams and projects focused on Ethereum.

    core team

    Aya Miyaguchi - Executive Director

    Vitalik Buterin - Co-Founder of Ethereum

    Patrick Storcheneger - Board member

    Jonathan Choi - R&D Lead at the Ethereum Foundation

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