Ethereum is a global open source platform for decentralized applications.
With Ethereum, you can create code that maintains digital quality, works exactly as programmed and is available worldwide.
Ethereum is the foundation of the new Internet age:
- Internet with money and payments built in.
- Internet where users own their data and applications do not spy on or rob.
- Internet where everyone has access to an open financial system.
- Internet built on neutral open access infrastructure, not controlled by a specific person or company.
Launched in 2015, Ethereum is the world’s leading programmable blockchain.
Like other blockchain systems, Ethereum has a native cryptocurrency called ether (ETH). ETH is digital money. If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, ETH has many similar features. It is completely digital and can be sent anywhere in the world at any time. The supply of ETH is not controlled by any government or company – it is decentralized and limited. People all over the world use ETH to make payments, as a store of value or as collateral.
But unlike other systems, Ethereum can do much more. Ethereum is programmable, which means developers can use it to build a new kind of application.
These decentralized applications (“dapps”) gain the advantages of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. They are trustworthy which means that once they are “uploaded” to Ethereum, they will always function as programmed. They can control digital assets to create new kinds of financial applications. They can be decentralized, which means that no entity or person controls them.
Right now, thousands of developers around the world are building and inventing new kinds of applications in Ethereum. You can use many of them today:
- Cryptocurrency wallets that allow you to make cheap, instant payments with ETH or other assets
- Financial applications that allow you to borrow or invest digital assets
- Decentralized markets that allow you to trade digital assets and even “forecasts” of real world events
- Games where you own the resources earned in the game and can earn real money
- And much much more.
The Ethereum community is the largest and most active blockchain community in the world. It includes protocol developers, crypto researchers, cypherpunks, mining organizations, ETH holders, app developers, regular users, anarchists, the Fortune 500 largest companies, and you thereafter.
There is no company or centralized organization controlling Ethereum. Ethereum is maintained and improved by a diverse global community of contributors who work on everything from the base protocol to consumer applications. This website, like the rest of Ethereum, was built – and is still being built – by a group of people working together.
What is ETH and how to get it?
ETH is Ethereum’s native currency. It is “digital money” that can be transferred quickly and cheaply over the Internet and can also be used in many Ethereum-based applications.
The easiest way to get ETH is by purchasing. There are many cryptocurrency exchanges that will allow you to buy ETH, but which one you can use will depend on where you live and how you want to pay.One of the exchanges with good liquidity is BitBay Alternatively we can suggest Kriptomat
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