Coins: 2166
Exchanges: 159
Dominance:
BTC 43.2%
ETH 15.8%
BCH 4.72%
  • Market Cap
    $46,554,585,413.12
  • 24 Hour Trading Vol
    $1,547,572,373.17
  • 24h Low / 24h High
    $457.34 / $479.48
  • Available Supply
    101 Million / ?
ETH
USD

Ethereum (ETH) Overview

Complete Metrics Score
85%
Total
Major Exchanges Trading Activity
93%
Liquidity
Source Code Repository Activity
95%
Developer
Social Media & Discussion Board
77%
Community
Price Chart
About

What is Ethereum for beginners?
At its simplest, Ethereum is an open software platform based on blockchain technology that enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications.

Is Ethereum similar to Bitcoin? Well, sort of, but not really.

Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is a distributed public blockchain network. Although there are some significant technical differences between the two, the most important distinction to note is that Bitcoin and Ethereum differ substantially in purpose and capability. Bitcoin offers one particular application of blockchain technology, a peer to peer electronic cash system that enables online Bitcoin payments. While the Bitcoin blockchain is used to track ownership of digital currency (bitcoins), the Ethereum blockchain focuses on running the programming code of any decentralized application.

In the Ethereum blockchain, instead of mining for bitcoin, miners work to earn Ether, a type of crypto token that fuels the network. Beyond a tradeable cryptocurrency, Ether is also used by application developers to pay for transaction fees and services on the Ethereum network.

What is a smart contract?
Smart contract is just a phrase used to describe computer code that can facilitate the exchange of money, content, property, shares, or anything of value. When running on the blockchain a smart contract becomes like a self-operating computer program that automatically executes when specific conditions are met. Because smart contracts run on the blockchain, they run exactly as programmed without any possibility of censorship, downtime, fraud or third party interference.

While all blockchains have the ability to process code, most are severely limited. Ethereum is different. Rather than giving a set of limited operations, Ethereum allows developers to create whatever operations they want. This means developers can build thousands of different applications that go way beyond anything we have seen before.

Ethereum Wallets
Ethereum wallets are fairly simple to set up with multiple popular choices such as myetherwallet, metamask, and even Trezor. Read here for more guide on using ethereum wallet: How to Use an Ethereum Wallet

Quick Stats
Ethereum Price $461.85
Ethereum Price in BTC Ƀ0.06214233
Ethereum ROI Beta
8200%
Market Cap $46,554,585,413.12
Trading Volume $1,547,572,373.17
24h Low / 24h High $457.34 / $479.48
Gecko Rank #2
Market Cap Rank #2
All-Time High $1,448.18
Since All-Time High
-68%
All-Time High Date 2018-01-13 (6 months)
24 Hours
-2.3%
7 Days
8.0%
14 Days
-1.1%
30 Days
-13%
60 Days
-34%
1 Year
110%
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Beta Chain Info (Etherscan, Blockchair, Coinmetrics)
Mining Difficulty 3,425,554,272,709,219
Total Blocks 5,991,964
Transactions per Second 8.64
Number of Nodes 14,594
Links
Homepage https://www.ethereum.org/
Announcement BitcoinTalk Thread
Blockchain/Supply https://etherscan.io/https://ethplorer.io/https://blockchair.com/ethereum
Discussion Forum https://forum.ethereum.org/
Misc. Info
Genesis Date July 30, 2015 (almost 3 years)
Hashing Algorithm Ethash
Hashrate N/A
Block Time 0.2 minutes
Available/Total Supply 101 Million / ?
# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Volume %
1
Updated 2 minutes ago
$463.47
0.06235991 BTC
$100,710,224.58
217297.794 ETH
24.32%
2
Updated 2 minutes ago
$464.03
465.5 USDT
$87,049,394.51
187595.340 ETH
21.02%
3
Updated 2 minutes ago
$463.35
464.8205 USDT
$81,691,645.16
176307.532 ETH
19.73%
4
Updated 3 minutes ago
$462.98
464.3 USDT
$77,984,390.64
168440.885 ETH
18.84%
5
Updated 2 minutes ago
$462.08
0.062173 BTC
$66,603,912.49
144140.210 ETH
16.09%
19382
Stars
1922
Watchers
6453
Forks
299
Contributors
1618
Merged Pull Requests
2775 / 3531
Closed Issues / Total Issues