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Ethereum

ETH

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These assets constitute roughly 99% of the market by volume at eight of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges.

Price
$393.16
24 Hour % Change
5.67%
Market Cap
$44.46B
Volume (24h)
$13.26B
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24 Hour Low
$371.94
24 Hour High
$401.70
Net change
$21.11
24 Hour Open
$372.07
All time high
$1,448.18
Total Supply
113.09M
Returns (24H)
-1.34%
Returns (YTD)
202.34%
Volatility (30d)
0.59
Transaction Count (24h)
1.11M
Average Transaction Fee (24h)
$1.51
Value Transacted (24h)
$1.15B

About Ethereum

Category
Software Platform
Value proposition
Global computer

Ether is the cryptocurrency built on top of the open source Ethereum blockchain, which runs smart contracts. The cryptocurrency acts as a fuel that allows smart contracts to run unlike bitcoin, which is meant to be a unit of currency on a peer-to-peer payment network. Ether’s supply is not capped like that of bitcoin and its supply schedule, often described as minimum necessary to secure the network, is determined by members of Ethereum’s community. A majority of decentralized applications are based on Ethereum and the cryptocurrency accounts for the highest percentage of the total funds staked in the DeFi projects. Ethereum is scheduled to make a transition to proof-of-stake mechanism from the current proof-of-work mechanism in the later half of 2020.

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