Ethereum (Blockchain)

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ETH
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Ticker symbol ETH
Development
Original author(s) Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood, Joseph Lubin
White paper Ethereum Whitepaper
Initial release July 2015; 3 years ago (2015-07)[1]
Code repository Ethereum Github
Website ethereum.org
Ledger
Block time 15-30 seconds[2]
Block explorer etherscan.io
Circulating supply c. 102,147,762 (as of 9 December 2018)[3]
Supply limit None

Ethereum is a blockchain platform with smart contract capabilities. It allows for the creation of cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. The main asset of the Ethereum blockchain is the Ether token, which is used to pay for transaction fees and other blockchain interactions such as smart contract deployment. Ethereum has its own scripting language for smart contract creation named Solidity.

History

Ethereum was first proposed by Vitalik Buterin in late 2013 in the Ethereum whitepaper.[4]

References