Since the advent of Blockchain tech in 2015, the Ethereum ecosystem has seen remarkable growth. Ethereum offers a variety of protocols and projects from decentralized exchanges to non-fungible token marketplaces in addition to Blockchain-powered video games and governance apparatus.
However, this significant growth also results in a deluge of information coming from various sources. Even though having more resources is actually advantageous, too much of it can also be perplexing for beginners who are struggling to steer through the ecosystem’s complicated and nonstop updates.
EthHub has been developed for this reason in order to create a reliable repository “that aims to solve the issue of information asymmetry in the Ethereum ecosystem.” The hub has three primary parts namely:
- Learn, open source documentation that is easy-to-understand;
- Listen (with the Into the Etherpodcast), which showcases interviews from well-known personalities coming from the Ethereum community; and
- Read, which is actually EthHub’s weekly newsletter.
While these resources are no longer new to the ecosystem, EthHub is convinced that the platform has the ability to merge information in a manner that benefits newcomers and longtime Ethereum followers. This means that newcomers have access to easy-to-understand information, while longtime supporters are regularly updated with the ecosystem’s latest developments.
EthHub also boasts of four major contributors: Eric Conner, Anthony Sassano, Chaz Schmidt, and Alexander Fisher. These contributors have significant roles in the creation and development of the repository. Sassano states that although he and his co-contributors, “do not want to be gatekeepers of what content gets published on EthHub,” they aim to provide community members with “commit access,” since these members “have proven themselves to be an invaluable asset to the growth and maintenance of EthHub.”
On the other hand, alterations made on the repository’s major documentation component are entirely auditable. Therefore, community members have the power to review published information, while they can also file “pull requests” if they want to contribute to the repository. Notably, Sassano says that the EthHub team “encourage[s] those working on projects in specific domains … to add or update the information on the projects [sic] respective page on the EthHub repo.”
Those who wish to submit their own information need to follow a template and a number of simple guidelines which prohibit the promotion of initial coin offerings (ICOs), the posting of marketing materials and others. However, these requests are normal and logical for crowdsourced informational hubs due to the prevalence of marketing messages in the cryptocurrency space.
EthHub is one of the best examples of Ethereum’s focus on its community. Some so-called Ethereans have even gone to the extent of gaining education and developing resources for people who want to know more about the Ethereum ecosystem like the manual Mastering Ethereum and Cryptoeconomics.study, which are both available online for free.