This chapter started with a discussion on the history of Ethereum, the motivation behind Ethereum development, and Ethereum clients. Then, we introduced the core concepts of the Ethereum blockchain, such as the state machine model, the world and machine states, accounts, and types of accounts. Moreover, a detailed introduction to the core components of the EVM was also presented, along with some of the fundamentals of Ethereum trading and investing.
In the next chapter, we will continue to explore more Ethereum concepts. We will look at more ideas such as programming languages, blockchain data structures, blocks, mining, and various Ethereum clients.