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Market Cap:  $407,201,681,47424h Vol:  $103,154,760,997BTC Dominance:  62.4%Cryptocurrencies:  7,532Markets:  31,850
Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH)

$405.08 USD (2.86%)
0.02952626 BTC (-1.72%)
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  • Market Cap
    $45,849,968,053 USD
    3,342,003 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $14,940,626,692 USD
    1,089,022 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    113,187,476 ETH
  • Historical data for Ethereum

    Currency in USD
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    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Jul 06, 2017
    268.86
    278.48
    265.51
    270.55
    623,080,000
    25,179,348,911
    Jul 05, 2017
    273.10
    275.13
    261.45
    268.77
    790,256,000
    25,011,710,285
    Jul 04, 2017
    282.19
    287.39
    273.11
    273.30
    687,691,008
    25,425,860,777
    Jul 03, 2017
    288.41
    291.10
    281.18
    282.90
    851,408,000
    26,310,761,677
    Jul 02, 2017
    275.12
    295.51
    262.52
    287.99
    1,123,330,048
    26,776,243,984
    Jul 01, 2017
    293.35
    293.75
    268.62
    274.60
    1,089,200,000
    25,524,313,603
    Jun 30, 2017
    303.15
    315.17
    288.44
    294.92
    1,011,800,000
    27,404,731,861
    Jun 29, 2017
    328.37
    330.71
    297.37
    302.88
    1,508,579,968
    28,136,918,558
    Jun 28, 2017
    293.04
    333.10
    276.41
    327.93
    2,056,550,016
    30,454,577,323
    Jun 27, 2017
    272.69
    293.09
    227.14
    293.09
    1,973,869,952
    27,211,279,055
    Jun 26, 2017
    302.95
    311.46
    238.65
    272.69
    2,081,810,048
    25,309,759,968
    Jun 25, 2017
    323.47
    332.79
    284.65
    303.25
    1,186,880,000
    28,138,409,364
    Jun 24, 2017
    341.63
    343.62
    322.09
    323.70
    673,585,024
    30,027,238,696
    Jun 23, 2017
    336.48
    348.01
    334.99
    341.74
    593,206,976
    31,691,908,924
    Jun 22, 2017
    337.73
    342.03
    330.62
    336.37
    925,766,976
    31,185,326,164
    Jun 21, 2017
    359.54
    361.34
    319.48
    336.87
    1,420,130,048
    31,222,823,000
    Jun 20, 2017
    370.33
    377.97
    350.94
    359.01
    1,020,390,016
    33,260,958,885
    Jun 19, 2017
    371.86
    377.11
    369.76
    370.06
    685,171,968
    34,278,915,230
    Jun 18, 2017
    379.52
    390.58
    368.84
    371.46
    904,702,976
    34,398,150,201
    Jun 17, 2017
    369.88
    379.41
    364.00
    379.41
    904,652,992
    35,124,053,707
    Jun 16, 2017
    361.18
    373.05
    341.42
    370.23
    1,096,280,064
    34,263,095,462
    Jun 15, 2017
    358.51
    364.44
    300.70
    361.93
    2,463,450,112
    33,485,258,152
    Jun 14, 2017
    397.59
    399.32
    342.21
    359.05
    1,272,579,968
    33,208,658,542
    Jun 13, 2017
    395.69
    411.18
    370.06
    397.54
    1,717,379,968
    36,756,801,123
    Jun 12, 2017
    341.16
    414.76
    341.16
    401.49
    2,882,650,112
    37,110,948,644
    Jun 11, 2017
    338.79
    353.01
    318.17
    340.61
    1,373,219,968
    31,473,965,821
    Jun 10, 2017
    282.01
    350.26
    282.01
    337.67
    1,611,629,952
    31,192,780,483
    Jun 09, 2017
    261.75
    282.76
    261.75
    281.74
    557,985,984
    26,018,098,658
    Jun 08, 2017
    257.99
    262.25
    253.98
    261.67
    385,494,016
    24,157,329,921
    Jun 07, 2017
    264.26
    264.67
    254.04
    258.07
    461,648,992
    23,818,300,202
    Jun 06, 2017
    248.60
    267.51
    246.84
    264.47
    741,553,024
    24,401,181,121
    Jun 05, 2017
    245.26
    249.47
    243.05
    248.46
    435,660,000
    22,917,910,489
    Jun 04, 2017
    224.12
    250.41
    223.98
    245.33
    753,820,032
    22,622,207,553
    Jun 03, 2017
    223.46
    225.97
    219.42
    224.38
    427,896,000
    20,683,715,605
    Jun 02, 2017
    222.29
    229.41
    219.58
    223.77
    469,532,000
    20,622,162,299
    Jun 01, 2017
    230.89
    236.22
    214.48
    222.24
    812,924,032
    20,474,652,879

About Ethereum

Ethereum price today is $405.08 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $14,940,626,692 USD. Ethereum is up 2.86% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #2, with a market cap of $45,849,968,053 USD. It has a circulating supply of 113,187,476 ETH coins and the max. supply is not available. You can find the top exchanges to trade Ethereum 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.

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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$405.08 USD
Ethereum ROI
> 9000%
Market Rank#2
Market Cap$45,849,968,053 USD
24 Hour Volume$14,940,626,692 USD
Circulating Supply113,187,476 ETH
Total Supply113,187,476 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 /
$315.75 USD
30 Day High / Low
$420.14 USD /
$334.55 USD
7 Day High / Low
$420.14 USD /
$383.78 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$409.77 USD /
$390.61 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$409.77 USD /
$390.61 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$393.89 USD /
$404.00 USD
Yesterday's Change$10.11 USD (2.57%)
Yesterday's Volume$13,940,434,102 USD
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