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 best way.
Let’s dive into our highlights of 2022:
Translation program 🌎
Bringing instructional Ethereum content material to as many languages as attainable is important 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 have 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 apart from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was rather a lot to rejoice in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum training to the non-English talking world. For those who converse a language in addition to English, take a look at 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 ideal useful resource for the neighborhood. As with the interpretation program, ethereum.org noticed glorious engagement in lots of different community-driven initiatives. In 2022 we hit 37,000 Discord members, an unbelievable 7,000 Crowdin members, and the large 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 are able to’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we recognize every contributor ❤️. For those who’d wish to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, check out our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Might of 2022, we’ve been engaged on creating the ethereum.org design system. It took lots 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 objectives behind making a design system is to offer designers a method 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.
Numerous 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 have been learn by greater than one million individuals.
There are too many pages to listing all the things right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however a number of the highlights embody:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling via rollups and learn how to onboard to layer 2.
- Run a node: highlights the worth of operating a node (each to individuals operating their very own node and to Ethereum typically) and provides readers step-by-step sources to start out operating 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 rules of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
- Energy consumption: reveals Ethereum’s present and historic power consumption and the influence 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 big milestone in 2022 was the revamp of our wallets content material. A big portion of visitors to ethereum.org is from customers seeking to get their first pockets. On our earlier discover a pockets web page, it took lots of work to match the completely different options wallets provided, making it arduous for customers to determine which pockets greatest 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 person personas with really useful options.
Study hub and study quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of recent customers making an attempt to study Ethereum. In 2022, we spent lots of time focussing on creating a greater expertise for these customers. Creating easy-to-understand content material is a driving precept of all the things we work on, however these two initiatives have 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 out there 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 via getting began on Ethereum with their first pockets, educating 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 needed 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 once they get questions mistaken.
We at present have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to develop it with extra performance and pages in 2023. They’re a ton of enjoyable! Examine 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 your complete web site for content material that might require adjustments after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating a whole bunch of pages of present content material, we created many new pages to mirror the adjustments that have 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 massive initiatives we labored on associated to The Merge:
Different tasks 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent lots of time serving to out on different tasks central to the success of Ethereum. We gained’t spotlight every of them in-depth, however it is best to test 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 received concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have an extended method to go if we wish to proceed constructing essentially the most complete and inclusive useful resource for Ethereum on the web.
For that, we want your assist! We’ve simply launched our Q1 product roadmap. Test it out, and tell us the way you’d wish to get entangled 🙏