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Ethereum (Overview)

Complete Metrics Score
Total83%
Major Exchanges Trading Activity
Liquidity93%
Source Code Repository Activity
Developer93%
Social Media & Discussion Board
Community72%
Coin Price $566.8125
Market Cap $56,076,338,806
Trading Volume $1,374,351,055
24h Low / 24h High $526.71888 / $583.34444
Ath $1,448.18008613
Ath Change
-61%
Ath Date 2018-01-13 (3 months)
24h
7.6%
7d
16%
14d
47%
30d
2.3%
60d
-38%
1y
1000%
# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Volume %
1
Updated 17 minutes ago
$571.70
571.7 USD
$136,001,937.25
237890.392 ETH
24.58%
2
Updated 3 minutes ago
$568.93
570.92 USDT
$111,984,674.96
196834.628 ETH
20.24%
3
Updated 9 minutes ago
$569.39
570.9054 USDT
$110,983,652.10
194916.278 ETH
20.05%
4
Updated 9 minutes ago
$568.90
0.068641 BTC
$97,893,247.65
172076.061 ETH
17.69%
5
Updated 2 minutes ago
$571.01
571.01 USD
$96,566,042.98
169114.452 ETH
17.45%
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.

Genesis Date July 30, 2015 (over 2 years)
Hashing Algorithm

Ethash

Hashrate
Block Time

0.2 Minute

Blockchain/Supply

https://etherscan.io/

Discussion Forum

https://forum.ethereum.org/

Available/Total Supply

98.9 Million /