This week, we take a dive into Vitalik Buterin's 2013 white paper, "Ethereum: A Next Generation Smart Contract & Decentralized Application Platform." In this paper we learn that the blockchain technology introduced in Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper doesn't need to just be restricted to electronic cash systems. There are many more decentralized applications that can be built on top of a new blockchain that Vitalik calls 'Ethereum.'
This week, we explore Satoshi Nakamoto's 2008 white paper, "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System." This white paper is historical, laying the foundation for cryptocurrencies and blockchains to come.