How was the name "Ethereum" chosen? Is there a meaning or story behind it? Did Vitalik Buterin choose it or did someone else?


source is a quote from vitalik buterin : here

I was browsing a list of elements from science fiction on Wikipedia when I came across the name. I immediately realized that I liked it better than all of the other alternatives that I had seen; I suppose it was the fact that sounded nice and it had the word "ether", referring to the hypothetical invisible medium that permeates the universe and allows light to travel.

Although I did play wow back in the day, any reference to those level 70 baddies in Netherstorm is purely incidental.

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The name "Ethereum" has roots in "the material supposed to fill the region of the universe" and the computer game World of Warcraft.

EDIT: @euri10 found the reference I tried to search for.

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