From the explosion of the scaling and layer 2 ecosystems to the primary Devcon in three years and The Merge, it has been an thrilling 12 months for Ethereum and ethereum.org. We’ve shipped many impactful options and content material, with hundreds of unbelievable contributors serving to us alongside the way in which.
Let’s dive into our highlights of 2022:
Translation program 🌎
Bringing instructional Ethereum content material to as many languages as attainable is essential to our team’s vision for ethereum.org. Our unbelievable neighborhood of contributors has come a good distance since we became a multilingual website in 2019, and in 2022 we had been thrilled to see continued development within the variety of individuals contributing to our translation program and the variety of readers in non-English languages surging.
2022 in numbers
- 3k new translators joined
- 4.6 million phrases translated
- 28% of visits are in languages aside from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was loads to rejoice in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum schooling to the non-English talking world. For those who communicate a language apart from English, try the interpretation program and assist make ethereum.org extra accessible to everybody!
Ethereum.org is the work of hundreds of unbelievable contributors, and each contribution helps us construct an incredible useful resource for the neighborhood. As with the interpretation program, ethereum.org noticed wonderful engagement in lots of different community-driven initiatives. In 2022 we hit 37,000 Discord members, an unbelievable 7,000 Crowdin members, and the massive milestone of 1,000 total contributors on GitHub!
For content material, we additionally had tens of contributors assist us write new pages for ethereum.org. These included pages on blockchain bridges, DeSci, decentralized identity, and plenty of extra!
We will’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we recognize each contributor ❤️. For those who’d prefer to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, check out our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Could of 2022, we’ve been engaged on creating the ethereum.org design system. It took quite a lot of work to get the design to the place it’s, and we’re excited to share it. In Q1 2023, we’ll start implementing the code to help the brand new design system.
One of many overarching targets behind making a design system is to provide designers a technique to contribute to the open-source Ethereum neighborhood. In 2023, we’ll proceed to work with the neighborhood to open up our design processes to the neighborhood.
A number of new pages 🥳
2022 was the most important 12 months but for brand new content material on ethereum.org. We addressed a lot of our content material gaps and delivered informative, well-received pages that had been learn by greater than one million individuals.
There are too many pages to checklist every part right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however among the highlights embody:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling by rollups and methods to onboard to layer 2.
- Run a node: highlights the worth of working a node (each to individuals working their very own node and to Ethereum usually) and provides readers step-by-step assets to start out working their very own nodes.
- Staking hub: demystifies the staking course of and the important thing advantages of various staking approaches.
- Introduction to Web3: explains the ideas of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
- Energy consumption: exhibits Ethereum’s present and historic vitality consumption and the impression The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our neighborhood and subject-matter specialists inside the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. For those who’d like to assist, reach out to us on Discord.
Discover pockets revamp 👛
One other enormous milestone in 2022 was the revamp of our wallets content material. A big portion of visitors to ethereum.org is from customers trying to get their first pockets. On our earlier discover a pockets web page, it took quite a lot of work to check the completely different options wallets supplied, making it onerous for customers to determine which pockets finest suited their wants.
After a number of design iterations, we landed on creating an e-commerce-like expertise—permitting customers to filter wallets by particular options, evaluate options between wallets, and choose consumer personas with advisable options.
Study hub and be taught quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of latest customers attempting to study Ethereum. In 2022, we spent quite a lot of time focussing on creating a greater expertise for these customers. Creating easy-to-understand content material is a driving precept of every part we work on, however these two initiatives had been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.
We created the Learn Hub as a result of customers wanted assist discovering a place to begin for studying about Ethereum with out feeling overwhelmed by the quantity of data obtainable and the disconnectedness of the completely different pages on our web site. The Study Hub is a guided pathway for customers, ranging from the fundamentals of what cryptocurrencies are, strolling them by getting began on Ethereum with their first pockets, instructing them how the Ethereum protocol works, and the way they’ll get entangled within the ecosystem.
In addition to offering a structured studying path with the Study Hub, we wished to make studying about Ethereum extra enjoyable for customers, enhance their retention, and gamify the method. To do that, we created studying quizzes. Every quiz has a number of questions, with a number of potential solutions with explanations after submitting a solution to assist educate customers after they get questions incorrect.
We at present have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to broaden it with extra performance and pages in 2023. They’re a ton of enjoyable! Verify them out:
The Merge 🌳
Undoubtedly the most important Ethereum occasion of 2022 was The Merge. As a part of making ready The Merge, we audited all the web site for content material that will require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating a whole bunch of pages of current content material, we created many new pages to replicate the modifications that had been made like: proof-of-stake frequently asked questions, proof-of-stake vs proof-of-work, how blocks are produced on proof-of-stake, and plenty of extra.
For full particulars, see the three giant initiatives we labored on associated to The Merge:
Different initiatives 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent quite a lot of time serving to out on different initiatives central to the success of Ethereum. We gained’t spotlight every of them in-depth, however it is best to examine them out!
Trying forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org neighborhood has a lot to be pleased with in 2022. Thanks once more to the hundreds of contributors who obtained concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have a protracted technique to go if we need to proceed constructing probably the most complete and inclusive useful resource for Ethereum on the web.
For that, we’d like your assist! We’ve simply launched our Q1 product roadmap. Test it out, and tell us the way you’d prefer to get entangled 🙏