Five years ago today, Ethereum’s genesis block marked the official network launch.
Today, most members of the community spend their time brooding about all of the work that’s left to be done, but it’s also important to acknowledge on this fifth anniversary of Ethereum’s launch just how unbelievably far we’ve all come, what a wild adventure every twist and switch has been, and the way much all folks (and the technology) have grown.
There were times when some hoped that the protocol would just run as intended, or that builders might attempt to launch the primary applications, that users would want to undertake out those applications, or that somebody might someday use Ethereum to make a real and positive impact.
So while the main target will stay all that’s left to try to, it might are hard five years ago to imagine all of the thinkers, doers, students, governments, enterprises and other innovators that are making real and impactful change using Ethereum today. an equivalent is true of all of the unexpected bumps, forks, the incredible meetups/events, memes and passionate debates have seen along the way; none folks around this community would be where we are today if not for those “unexpected” moments 😉.
Everyone that creates up Ethereum’s ecosystem once waited for the primary contracts to return online. Today there are millions! And we’ve long ago lost track of the number of applications that are now unmapped stars to us. It’s hard for the foremost dedicated followers to stay track of even the protocol-level innovations happening.
In these five years, Ethereum has grown beyond any builder, team, or organization, but hopefully, you’re as inspired as ever to stay working together to assist Ethereum to become everything that we all dream for it to be and more.