ETHERLive delivers real-time price and volume data across 16+ exchanges to users in a clear and easy-to-understand package. Users can get up-to-the-second updates for each exchange/currency pair, as well as aggregated market averages for each exchange, currency, and the market as a whole. It also provides a global converted average of all the currency pairs monitored by ETHNews, converted to USD.


24hr ---

The Basics

Learn the basics of Ethereum and various cryptocurrency technologies

Learn More

What is Ethereum?

Understand the underlying principles of the Ethereum Platform

Learn More

The Blockchain

Discover the revolutionizing technology known as the blockchain

Learn More

Press Release

Submit a press release for consideration on ETHNews

Submit Press

Story / Dapp

Submit a story or DAPP to be considered for publication on ETHNews.

Submit Story


Submit "Ethereum Explainer" content for consideration to be featured on ETHNews

Submit Topic
ETHNews Logo
Ether Price Analysis
Contact Us

Vitalik Buterin: How Non-Coders Can Be More Involved In Ethereum




In answer to a question posted to Reddit, which asked how non-developers can get involved in Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin responded with six suggestions.

The success of Ethereum hinges on the efforts of its community. Without the community, there is no Ethereum. While it’s possible for a person to understand the benefits of Ethereum without being a technical expert, it isn’t easy for a layperson to become involved in advancing the project.

Luckily, when an Ethereum supporter posted a question to Reddit, asking how to be more involved without knowing how to code, Vitalik Buterin responded. While most of the work being done on the Ethereum platform requires software development knowledge, there are plenty of ancillary ways a non-dev can help. Buterin suggests:

  1. Try to start a meetup or event if there aren't any where you live.
  2. Introduce those of your friends who are (mathematicians | cryptographers | developers | economists) to Ethereum and see if they are interested in contributing.
  3. Work for a startup doing ethereum-based projects in some non-developer capacity.
  4. Try to use any dapps that you find interesting. Complain to the devs about any user experience difficulties that you encounter, and otherwise give helpful feedback.
  5. If you know both English and some other language, try translating (warning: translating the really technical stuff does also require basically being a technical expert, but not everything does).
  6. If you have some idea for a dapp that you think could be very promising, start a company around it.

At this early stage of development, Ethereum still needs advocates, especially non-technical people who understand Ethereum, and see the advantages it can bring to the world. As Jamie Pitts, who has coded for the Ethereum Foundation, suggests, a person can help by first learning about a specific project, then contributing to its documentation and how-to guides. Pitts shared:

“Across all Ethereum-related projects, there are tons of documentation, how-to, and educational material that can be contributed to. You'll need to get more familiar with the platform and the various projects that use Ethereum to be helpful. Once at that point, reach out to the devs of your favorite project on the appropriate Gitter channel.”

As the blockchain hasn’t been around all that long, general public outreach to increase awareness of the Ethereum platform is always a benefit to the ecosystem. There are so many ways to help, so get out there and spread the good word.

Jim Manning

Jim Manning lives in Los Angeles and has been writing for websites for over five years, with a particular interest in tech and science. His interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency stems from his belief that it is the way of the future. Jim is a guest writer for ETHNews. His views and opinions do not necessarily constitute the views and opinions of ETHNews.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum or other Ethereum ecosystem news.