in ethereum we trustEthereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of propertyThis enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given long in the past (like a will or a futures contract) and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk.

Learn more about Ethereum

Name Ethereum
Symbol / Tag ETH
Genesis Block Created 2015
Hashing Algorithm Dagger
Validation System Proof-of-Work
Block Time 12 Seconds
Total Coins to be Issued
Source Code Github
Website http://Ethereum.org
Forum https://forum.ethereum.org
Downloads Linux, Mac, Windows

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To get started with Ethereum you first need to download a wallet for your particular device and operating system. An Ethereum wallet stores your private keys and enables you to send and receive ether. Please visit our guide where we explain the best practices you can implement to help keep your holdings secure. You can choose between desktop, mobile, web or hardware wallets designed for a variety of operating systems below:

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Coinbase is the world’s most popular bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin wallet. We make it easy to securely buy, use, store, and accept bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin.

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Ledger Nano is an Ethereum wallet on a smartcard device, small format and low weight. Comfortable and simple to use, you connect it directly to a USB port to manage your account, protect your ether and make safe payments.

exodus wallet
Exodus gives blockchain asset investors a platform to secure, exchange and manage wealth inside one beautiful application.

The easiest way to buy ethereum is through a cryptocurrency exchange. There exist a variety of exchanges where you can trade Ether for Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Below you’ll find exchanges currently trading Ethereum:

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Built and operated in the United States, Bittrex is the next generation crypto trading platform created by security professionals with more than 50 years of combined security and development expertise.

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Founded in January 2014 and based in the United States, Poloniex is a leading digital asset exchange offering a wide variety of digital assets.

The Ethereum mining process involves compiling recent transactions into blocks while trying to solve a computationally difficult puzzle. The first participant (miner or group of miners) who solves the puzzle gets to place the next block on the blockchain and claim the rewards. The rewards incentivize miners to uphold and secure the Ethereum network. Be sure to read our quick-start guide on some of the intricacies that are involved with mining cryptocurrencies. Below you’ll find Ethereum mining software and hardware you can use to be a successful miner:

Mining Software

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Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

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