• What are the design decissions behind Ethereum?
  • Why are storage words 256-bit long?
  • Why is Ethereum using the account model and not the UTXO model?
  • ...

Is there a document describing these design decissions?

  • This document is very useful for understanding Ethereum. I have to admit that I am discovering it today for the first time during the research for an answer. Posting it here as Q&A in the hope you find it useful too!
    – ivicaa
    Feb 24 '18 at 22:07

Design rationale behind Ethereum is described in Ethereum Wiki:



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