What is it about?

From the white paper: “What Ethereum intends to provide is a blockchain with a built-in fully fledged Turing-complete programming language that can be used to create “contracts” that can be used to encode arbitrary state transition functions, allowing users to create any of the systems described above, as well as many others that we have not yet imagined, simply by writing up the logic in a few lines of code.”

Who is behind it?

Ethereum Core Devs – for a list of committing devs, see https://github.com/orgs/ethereum/people

How we see it (chain.ventures POV)

coming soon

Publisher: Ethereum Foundation

Date: Started in 2014, continuously updated

Website: https://lightning.network/

URL of white paper: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

There’s also a much more mathematical yellow paper: http://gavwood.com/Paper.pdf