Coins: 2004
Exchanges: 150
BTCBTC Dominance: 39.1%
ETHETH Dominance: 17.7%
  • Market Cap $51,775,293,854
  • 24 Hour Trading Vol $887,594,872
  • 24h Low / 24h High $486.75528 / $516.37357
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Ethereum (ETH) Overview

Complete Metrics Score
78%
Total
Major Exchanges Trading Activity
96%
Liquidity
Source Code Repository Activity
93%
Developer
Social Media & Discussion Board
70%
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.

Quick Stats
Ethereum Price $516.8789
Market Cap $51,775,293,854
Trading Volume $887,594,872
24h Low / 24h High $486.75528 / $516.37357
Gecko Rank #2
Market Cap Rank #2
All Time High $1,448.18008613
Since All Time High
-64%
All Time High Date 2018-01-13 (5 months)
24 Hours
5.0%
7 Days
-2.3%
14 Days
-12%
30 Days
-25%
60 Days
-8.7%
1 Year
43%
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 Try Cloud Mining
Block Time 0.2 minutes
Available/Total Supply 100 Million / -
# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Volume %
1
Updated 3 minutes ago
$521.38
523 USDT
$73,570,212.29
141107.555 ETH
23.88%
2
Updated less than a minute ago
$520.98
522.7 USDT
$71,688,721.71
137604.316 ETH
23.27%
3
Updated 1 minute ago
$522.21
522.21 USD
$66,461,246.22
127269.195 ETH
21.57%
4
Updated 2 minutes ago
$521.04
522.63 USDT
$53,129,042.31
101966.734 ETH
17.24%
5
Updated less than a minute ago
$520.39
0.077847 BTC
$43,214,385.17
83042.734 ETH
14.03%
18648
Stars
1850
Watchers
6051
Forks
284
Contributors
1564
Merged Pull Requests
2706 / 3436
Closed Issues / Total Issues