This question is a follow up of: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? -- And very important. It's about the $Topic of our communty, which is the most basic explaination what Ethereum Stack Exchange is about.

I would like to find consensus about the $Topic in this thread. Current topic is:

Ethereum, the crypto value and blockchain-based consensus network

Not sure what the intention of the early Ethereum proposal was, but especially the part with the crypto value causes headache, as it could invite people to post speculative questions about the value of Ether or Tokens.

Please find below a suggestion for a new $Topic, or post your own.

  • I see the flag. I'm not sure if I should choose "no action needed" because we're trying to get a Stack Exchange moderator to update our $Topic, so I will not dismiss the flag.
    – eth Mod
    Dec 5, 2016 at 0:01

3 Answers 3


It should be aligned with the help center / tour page to something like:

Ethereum, the decentralized application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain.

This post is a community wiki. Please edit it for minor fixes. For major changes post another answer.

  • This is done, with the caveat that it looked really dumb in the title prompt for /questions/ask (and got cut off), so I shortened it to just "Ethereum" there.
    – Shog9
    Dec 21, 2016 at 19:26

Ethereum, public blockchain platform with programmable transaction functionality.

It provides a decentralized virtual machine that can execute peer-to-peer contracts using a crypto asset called Ether (unofficial code ETH).


It may take a little time to propagate through all the places, but I'm pleased to report that our site topic, has been fixed, for example see Closing>Off-Topic

This question does not appear to be about Ethereum, the decentralized application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain, within the scope defined in the help center.

  • Thanks for your efforts so far. Just a note, it's not only about finding a topic, but also about setting it. Only administrators can do that. Edit: oh, it was already set, now I get your post.
    – q9f
    Dec 21, 2016 at 22:28

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