According to an Ethereum Foundation blog post on the same day, ethereum.org is intended to be a repository of community-created Ethereum content, such as documentation and tutorials built by community members. The Ethereum team goes on to say:
“This is a website for a community that is busy getting things done: on-boarding new developers and users, educating ourselves and each other, and building.”
This is reflected in the four subpages available on the website thus far:
“Beginners,” “Use,” “Learn,” and “Build.” The team, however, emphasizes that the website in its current state is merely a starting point; they expect the community to make improvements and additions.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, the Ethereum Foundation has partnered with Filecoin owner Protocol Labs to create a new Verifiable Delay Function (VDF) as of April. VDFs are a new type of cryptographic tool that safeguard against malicious users who attempt to exploit programs using psuedo-random number generators for personal gain.
The Ethereum Foundation also awards research grants via their Ethereum Foundation Grants Program that fund a variety of community-based Ethereum projects. As Cointelegraph recently covered, Ethereum has awarded grants to researchers at Columbia and Yale who are compiling the smart contract language DeepSea into the Ethereum Virtual Machine.