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Cryptocurrencies:  5,530Markets:  22,690Market Cap:  $267,762,834,27824h Vol:  $105,669,673,486BTC Dominance:  65.6%
Market Cap:  $267,762,834,27824h Vol:  $105,669,673,486BTC Dominance:  65.6%Cryptocurrencies:  5,530Markets:  22,690

Ethereum (ETH)

$230.85 USD (4.36%)
0.02416055 BTC (3.90%)
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  • Market Cap
    $25,655,978,159 USD
    2,685,167 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $12,460,136,021 USD
    1,304,084 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    111,138,459 ETH
  • Historical data for Ethereum

    Currency in USD
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    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Oct 02, 2018
    231.10
    231.17
    225.84
    227.18
    1,542,080,000
    23,247,403,474
    Oct 01, 2018
    233.22
    234.15
    226.95
    230.77
    1,597,500,000
    23,609,728,018
    Sep 30, 2018
    231.33
    236.99
    228.45
    232.85
    1,765,560,000
    23,817,805,502
    Sep 29, 2018
    221.71
    234.01
    216.08
    231.64
    2,208,720,000
    23,688,983,896
    Sep 28, 2018
    229.04
    231.75
    218.67
    222.40
    2,018,120,000
    22,740,233,568
    Sep 27, 2018
    215.44
    230.61
    212.65
    228.49
    2,030,320,000
    23,358,464,739
    Sep 26, 2018
    218.65
    221.44
    209.11
    215.85
    1,756,100,000
    22,061,164,303
    Sep 25, 2018
    228.33
    228.33
    206.49
    218.51
    2,120,360,000
    22,328,327,983
    Sep 24, 2018
    244.84
    245.11
    227.49
    228.73
    1,748,740,000
    23,368,514,475
    Sep 23, 2018
    240.99
    247.46
    237.86
    244.33
    1,693,470,000
    24,957,339,670
    Sep 22, 2018
    247.34
    251.20
    233.81
    240.48
    1,921,820,000
    24,559,189,741
    Sep 21, 2018
    225.25
    248.39
    221.57
    246.58
    2,836,200,000
    25,177,561,991
    Sep 20, 2018
    210.29
    224.82
    207.79
    224.59
    1,782,070,000
    22,927,300,808
    Sep 19, 2018
    209.47
    213.87
    201.66
    209.97
    1,733,330,000
    21,430,323,331
    Sep 18, 2018
    197.10
    213.36
    195.93
    209.98
    1,800,640,000
    21,426,628,309
    Sep 17, 2018
    221.58
    224.26
    195.31
    197.88
    2,019,910,000
    20,187,902,505
    Sep 16, 2018
    222.80
    222.80
    211.12
    220.59
    1,502,260,000
    22,500,748,646
    Sep 15, 2018
    209.81
    226.60
    209.61
    223.07
    1,670,490,000
    22,749,647,321
    Sep 14, 2018
    212.67
    222.79
    204.87
    211.75
    2,232,190,000
    21,590,366,996
    Sep 13, 2018
    183.68
    214.00
    183.68
    211.35
    2,330,720,000
    21,545,775,837
    Sep 12, 2018
    185.42
    185.59
    170.26
    183.33
    1,874,850,000
    18,685,319,378
    Sep 11, 2018
    198.18
    198.51
    180.60
    185.07
    1,568,900,000
    18,858,381,966
    Sep 10, 2018
    197.85
    201.88
    189.58
    197.08
    1,502,960,000
    20,078,523,984
    Sep 09, 2018
    198.39
    207.67
    188.31
    196.92
    1,585,980,000
    20,058,708,800
    Sep 08, 2018
    217.91
    220.37
    193.26
    197.95
    1,517,200,000
    20,159,309,964
    Sep 07, 2018
    229.54
    233.90
    217.08
    217.20
    1,678,260,000
    22,115,522,904
    Sep 06, 2018
    231.65
    231.76
    218.12
    230.22
    2,097,310,000
    23,435,751,842
    Sep 05, 2018
    286.05
    288.16
    232.33
    232.33
    2,390,390,000
    23,646,371,777
    Sep 04, 2018
    289.30
    291.58
    284.26
    285.72
    1,554,870,000
    29,074,743,101
    Sep 03, 2018
    295.18
    295.59
    287.43
    289.26
    1,394,490,000
    29,428,616,901
    Sep 02, 2018
    295.45
    298.69
    290.93
    294.37
    1,321,050,000
    29,942,718,225
    Sep 01, 2018
    283.50
    301.14
    283.50
    295.34
    1,546,630,000
    30,035,327,410

About Ethereum

What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a smart contract platform that enables developers to build decentralized applications (DApps) on its blockchain. Ether (ETH) is the native digital currency of the Ethereum platform.

Ethereum is supported in part by the Ethereum Foundation, a non-profit that is part of the larger Ethereum ecosystem including enterprise Ethereum consortiums like the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.

How Does Ethereum Work?

Vitalik Buterin first conceptualized Ethereum in 2013 with the idea of developing an open-source blockchain platform different from Bitcoin (BTC), thus pioneering smart contracts. On the Ethereum blockchain, a smart contract behaves like a self-operating computer program that automatically executes when specific conditions are met. Blockchain allows smart contracts’ code to be run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference.

The Ethereum network went live on July 30, 2015, with 73 million Ether pre-mined.

How Do You Mine Ethereum?

Ethereum mining is currently based on a proof-of-work (PoW) protocol (like Bitcoin), with future plans to switch to proof-of-stake. Ethereum mining works when miners use their computational power to solve a mathematical problem (finding the hash of a block’s unique header metadata). The first miner to successfully solve the problem (find the hash) then broadcasts that the block has been mined to the entire Ethereum network for other nodes to validate and add the block to the blockchain.

The Ethereum blockchain was supposed to migrate from a PoW system to the less energy-investive proof-of-stake system (PoS) system in January 2020, but the deadline was not met. A switch to PoS and the release of Ethereum 2.0 is still expected for later in 2020.

Ethereum mining is based on the Ethash algorithm, and ETH miners originally received a block reward of 5 ETH per block when the network first went live. In the end of 2017, the Byzantine hard fork of the Ethereum blockchain lowered the block rewards from 5 ETH to 3 ETH. In early 2019, the reward was again lowered to 2 ETH in what is known as “the thirdening.”

The Ethash proof-of-work protocol makes it not profitable to use ASICs to mine (unlike Bitcoin). Each Ethereum block aims to take an average of 12 seconds to be mined, and the level of difficulty of mining is proportional to the total amount of computer power (or network’s hashrate) being used to mine Ethereum.

Ethereum transactions are called “gas” and they are responsible for powering operations on the entire network, meaning you have to spend your “gas” (Ether) in order to make changes to the blockchain. Ethereum also has a Turing complete internal code.

What Is Ethereum Used For?

The Ethereum platform is used by developers to build new kinds of DApps, which can have a variety of uses ranging from the creation of new digital assets and uncensorable web apps to building decentralized autonomous organizations and more. Anyone around the world is able to freely connect to the Ethereum network.

Ether, the native currency of the Ethereum blockchain, is also used as digital money and can be sent to anyone in the world instantly. Ether can be used as a form of payment or a store of value.

How Do You Buy Ethereum?

If you are not mining the Ethereum blockchain (which can be prohibitively expensive unless you are a professional miner), you can buy Ethereum on a cryptocurrency exchange. For the latest list of exchanges and trading pairs for this cryptocurrency, click on our market pairs tab. Make sure to do your own research before choosing an exchange. You can also store your Ether on an exchange or a hot or cold wallet.

Ethereum Statistics

Ethereum Price$230.85 USD
Ethereum ROI
8,052.47%
Market Rank#2
Market Cap$25,655,978,159 USD
24 Hour Volume$12,460,136,021 USD
Circulating Supply111,138,459 ETH
Total Supply111,138,459 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
$361.40 USD /
$95.18 USD
90 Day High / Low
$249.98 USD /
$95.18 USD
30 Day High / Low
$232.31 USD /
$180.72 USD
7 Day High / Low
$232.31 USD /
$200.26 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$232.31 USD /
$218.24 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$224.22 USD /
$218.24 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$219.93 USD /
$220.68 USD
Yesterday's Change$0.750069 USD (0.34%)
Yesterday's Volume$12,265,816,557 USD
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