イーサリアム (British:) Ethereum) is the generic name of the name of the platform to build distributed application (DApps) and smart contract and the associated open source software project. Development is pushed forward by イーサリアム project.
In イーサリアム, I record an observance of a contract history of the smart contract to a block chain on a network of P2P called the イーサリアム network. In addition, イーサリアム has the programming language that Turing to describe smart contract is complete, and I describe any DApps and smart contract, and, as for the network participant, the block chain on this network can carry it out. Because a network participant records the observance of a contract result of the smart contract to the block chain called the dig for the reward of the イーサリアム inside currency called “Ether”, I guarantee the legitimacy. I was able to share the result with the practice of the program in the whole P2P as practice environment without depending on the specific central dispatching organization by such a structure.
The design of イーサリアム was shown by ヴィタリック ブテリン in 2013, and, as for the design, scientific rearranging was made by Gavin Wood. In addition, in the development of the platform, a client implemented in programming language C++ as (PoC-1) for the first phase of Proof of Concept in February, 2014 was released. After that development was pushed forward sequentially, and “Frontier” which was the first beta release was released via “Olympic” which was POC-9 on July 30, 2015. Improvement including confirmation of the stability of the network in Frontier and improvement of the usability is accomplished, and “Homestead”, “Metropolis”, a version called “Serenity” are going to be released sequentially in future. Company コンセンシス which was established for the purpose of developing software application to operate a block chain of イーサリアム joins in a technical tie-up with デロイトトウシュトーマツ in 2016 and will make a bank based on a platform of イーサリアム.