×
×
Cryptocurrencies:  7,561Markets:  31,739Market Cap:  $396,154,523,26024h Vol:  $92,507,339,303BTC Dominance:  63.4%
Market Cap:  $396,154,523,26024h Vol:  $92,507,339,303BTC Dominance:  63.4%Cryptocurrencies:  7,561Markets:  31,739
Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH)

$383.86 USD (-1.33%)
0.02832997 BTC (-1.91%)
Buy
Exchange
Gamble
Earn Crypto
  • Market Cap
    $43,461,508,324 USD
    3,207,621 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $13,849,391,190 USD
    1,022,137 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    113,223,617 ETH
  • Historical data for Ethereum

    Currency in USD
    Loading...
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Oct 29, 2020
    388.65
    393.23
    381.29
    386.73
    12,920,477,749
    43,782,246,356
    Oct 28, 2020
    404.00
    408.96
    381.15
    388.65
    15,276,441,134
    43,994,384,280
    Oct 27, 2020
    393.89
    409.77
    390.61
    404.00
    13,940,434,102
    45,726,046,137
    Oct 26, 2020
    406.22
    411.28
    383.78
    393.89
    15,155,684,229
    44,576,504,574
    Oct 25, 2020
    412.46
    417.16
    405.35
    406.22
    10,890,207,469
    45,966,378,925
    Oct 24, 2020
    409.77
    416.60
    407.85
    412.46
    12,201,739,194
    46,666,915,712
    Oct 23, 2020
    414.05
    418.96
    403.08
    409.77
    14,256,222,052
    46,356,841,440
    Oct 22, 2020
    391.49
    420.14
    391.28
    413.77
    15,772,846,485
    46,795,599,921
    Oct 21, 2020
    369.06
    400.63
    368.73
    392.19
    20,241,324,322
    44,354,670,582
    Oct 20, 2020
    379.72
    380.76
    367.60
    369.14
    13,741,586,582
    41,745,418,861
    Oct 19, 2020
    378.47
    383.32
    373.70
    379.94
    12,811,242,092
    42,961,460,206
    Oct 18, 2020
    368.73
    378.60
    368.13
    378.21
    11,047,103,109
    42,761,561,164
    Oct 17, 2020
    366.02
    369.77
    364.49
    368.86
    10,951,115,359
    41,698,592,886
    Oct 16, 2020
    377.87
    380.02
    362.60
    366.23
    14,670,784,817
    41,396,681,083
    Oct 15, 2020
    379.19
    381.21
    371.35
    377.44
    14,964,182,545
    42,659,015,495
    Oct 14, 2020
    381.97
    387.30
    374.18
    379.48
    13,918,846,567
    42,884,585,295
    Oct 13, 2020
    387.14
    387.38
    375.58
    381.19
    14,226,744,838
    43,072,303,018
    Oct 12, 2020
    374.80
    395.12
    366.64
    387.73
    15,867,455,424
    43,805,601,681
    Oct 11, 2020
    370.93
    377.25
    369.83
    375.14
    12,584,512,533
    42,376,475,415
    Oct 10, 2020
    365.40
    378.27
    365.35
    370.97
    13,618,484,324
    41,899,893,524
    Oct 09, 2020
    351.11
    368.31
    348.21
    365.59
    13,043,501,763
    41,287,658,660
    Oct 08, 2020
    342.04
    352.21
    335.65
    350.77
    13,461,017,711
    39,608,808,457
    Oct 07, 2020
    340.94
    342.45
    334.55
    341.81
    11,929,918,060
    38,592,810,957
    Oct 06, 2020
    353.96
    354.99
    338.00
    340.82
    12,830,796,112
    38,476,195,645
    Oct 05, 2020
    352.74
    355.21
    349.68
    353.96
    11,809,507,622
    39,954,971,652
    Oct 04, 2020
    346.60
    354.05
    345.13
    352.58
    10,696,959,020
    39,794,771,396
    Oct 03, 2020
    346.22
    351.31
    344.67
    346.52
    10,060,167,889
    39,106,512,854
    Oct 02, 2020
    352.95
    354.12
    336.47
    346.24
    14,215,390,463
    39,069,960,290
    Oct 01, 2020
    360.31
    369.26
    346.48
    353.21
    14,679,481,911
    39,851,388,059
    Sep 30, 2020
    360.04
    361.18
    353.33
    359.94
    11,818,610,610
    40,606,130,498

About Ethereum

Ethereum price today is $383.86 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $13,849,391,190 USD. Ethereum is down 1.33% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #2, with a market cap of $43,461,508,324 USD. It has a circulating supply of 113,223,617 ETH coins and the max. supply is not available. The top exchanges for trading in Ethereum are currently Huobi Global, Binance, ZG.com, HBTC, and IDCM. You can find others listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is Ethereum (ETH)?

Ethereum is a decentralized open-source blockchain system that features its own cryptocurrency, Ether. ETH works as a platform for numerous other cryptocurrencies, as well as for the execution of decentralized smart contracts.

Ethereum was first described in a 2013 whitepaper by Vitalik Buterin. Buterin, along with other co-founders, secured funding for the project in an online public crowd sale in the summer of 2014 and officially launched the blockchain on July 30, 2015.

Ethereum’s own purported goal is to become a global platform for decentralized applications, allowing users from all over the world to write and run software that is resistant to censorship, downtime and fraud.

Who Are the Founders of Ethereum?

Ethereum has a total of eight co-founders — an unusually large number for a crypto project. They first met on June 7, 2014, in Zug, Switzerland.

  • Russian-Canadian Vitalik Buterin is perhaps the best known of the bunch. He authored the original white paper that first described Ethereum in 2013 and still works on improving the platform to this day. Prior to ETH, Buterin co-founded and wrote for the Bitcoin Magazine news website.
  • British programmer Gavin Wood is arguably the second most important co-founder of ETH, as he coded the first technical implementation of Ethereum in the C++ programming language, proposed Ethereum’s native programming language Solidity and was the first chief technology officer of the Ethereum Foundation. Before Ethereum, Wood was a research scientist at Microsoft. Afterward, he moved on to establish the Web3 Foundation.

Among the other co-founders of Ethereum are: - Anthony Di Iorio, who underwrote the project during its early stage of development. - Charles Hoskinson, who played the principal role in establishing the Swiss-based Ethereum Foundation and its legal framework. - Mihai Alisie, who provided assistance in establishing the Ethereum Foundation. - Joseph Lubin, a Canadian entrepreneur, who, like Di Iorio, has helped fund Ethereum during its early days, and later founded an incubator for startups based on ETH called ConsenSys. - Amir Chetrit, who helped co-found Ethereum but stepped away from it early into the development.

What Makes Ethereum Unique?

Ethereum has pioneered the concept of a blockchain smart contract platform. Smart contracts are computer programs that automatically execute the actions necessary to fulfill an agreement between several parties on the internet. They were designed to reduce the need for trusted intermediates between contractors, thus reducing transaction costs while also increasing transaction reliability.

Ethereum’s principal innovation was designing a platform that allowed it to execute smart contracts using the blockchain, which further reinforces the already existing benefits of smart contract technology. Ethereum’s blockchain was designed, according to co-founder Gavin Wood, as a sort of “one computer for the entire planet,” theoretically able to make any program more robust, censorship-resistant and less prone to fraud by running it on a globally distributed network of public nodes.

In addition to smart contracts, Ethereum’s blockchain is able to host other cryptocurrencies, called “tokens,” through the use of its ERC-20 compatibility standard. In fact, this has been the most common use for the ETH platform so far: to date, more than 280,000 ERC-20-compliant tokens have been launched. Over 40 of these make the top-100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, for example, USDT, LINK and BNB.

B: Related Pages:

New to crypto? Learn how to buy Bitcoin today.

Ready to learn more? Visit our learning hub.

Want to look up a transaction? Visit our block explorer.

Curious about the crypto space? Read our blog!

How Many Ethereum (ETH) Coins Are There In Circulation?

In August 2020, there were around 112 million ETH coins in circulation, 72 million of which were issued in the genesis block — the first ever block on the Ethereum blockchain. Of these 72 million, 60 million were allocated to the initial contributors to the 2014 crowd sale that funded the project, and 12 million were given to the development fund.

The remaining amount has been issued in the form of block rewards to the miners on the Ethereum network. The original reward in 2015 was 5 ETH per block, which later went down to 3 ETH in late 2017 and then to 2 ETH in early 2019. The average time it takes to mine an Ethereum block is around 13-15 seconds.

One of the major differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum’s economics is that the latter is not deflationary, i.e. its total supply is not limited. Ethereum’s developers justify this by not wanting to have a “fixed security budget” for the network. Being able to adjust ETH’s issuance rate via consensus allows the network to maintain the minimum issuance needed for adequate security.

How Is the Ethereum Network Secured?

As of August 2020, Ethereum is secured via the Ethash proof-of-work algorithm, belonging to the Keccak family of hash functions.

There are plans, however, to transition the network to a proof-of-stake algorithm tied to the major Ethereum 2.0 update, slated to launch in late 2020 or early 2021.

Where Can You Buy Ethereum (ETH)?

Given the fact that Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, ETH trading pairs are listed on nearly all of the major crypto exchanges. Some of the largest markets include:

Ethereum Price

Ethereum Price$383.86 USD
Ethereum ROI
> 9000%
Market Rank#2
Market Cap$43,461,508,324 USD
24 Hour Volume$13,849,391,190 USD
Circulating Supply113,223,617 ETH
Total Supply113,223,617 ETH
Max SupplyNo Data
All Time High
$1,432.88 USD
(Jan 13, 2018)
All Time Low
$0.420897 USD
(Oct 21, 2015)
52 Week High / Low
$487.21 USD /
$95.18 USD
90 Day High / Low
$487.21 USD /
$316.77 USD
30 Day High / Low
$420.14 USD /
$334.55 USD
7 Day High / Low
$417.16 USD /
$377.28 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$391.46 USD /
$375.09 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$393.23 USD /
$381.29 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$388.65 USD /
$386.73 USD
Yesterday's Change$-1.92 USD (-0.49%)
Yesterday's Volume$12,920,477,749 USD
Sign up for our newsletter
Get crypto analysis, news and updates, right to your inbox! Sign up here so you don't miss a single one.