Bitcoin/USD20,267.95
3.81%
Ethereum/USD1,358.12
3.23%
Tether/USD1.00
0.00%
Binance Coin/USD295.13
3.26%
XRP/USD0.48
3.91%
USD Coin/USD1.00
0.00%
BUSD/USD1.00
0.10%
Solana/USD34.06
3.65%
Cardano/USD0.43
1.83%
Dogecoin/USD0.07
8.42%
Polygon/USD0.83
4.12%
Polkadot/USD6.49
1.73%
FTX Token/USD25.06
1.54%
Chainlink/USD7.72
5.70%
Avalanche/USD17.39
2.23%
Shiba Inu/USD0.00001
3.79%
Uniswap Protocol Token/USD6.66
0.45%
Dai/USD1.00
0.01%
Stellar/USD0.12
2.15%
Staked Ether/USD1,349.29
3.28%
TRON/USD0.06
1.22%
ApeCoin/USD5.25
1.76%
Quant/USD141.18
1.55%
Wrapped Bitcoin/USD20,276.73
3.93%
Cosmos/USD12.98
1.17%
Near/USD3.62
2.15%
Litecoin/USD55.39
2.96%
OKB/USD15.64
1.10%
LEO Token/USD4.19
0.62%
Ethereum Classic/USD27.83
1.57%
Optimism/USD0.87
0.26%
STEPN/USD0.63
0.79%
Axie Infinity Shards/USD12.94
2.45%
Cronos/USD0.11
1.19%
Internet Computer/USD6.14
1.86%
Monero/USD146.44
3.96%
Terra/USD2.52
3.36%
Algorand/USD0.36
0.59%
The Sandbox/USD0.85
2.26%
Bitcoin Cash/USD121.24
4.63%
Flow/USD1.71
1.91%
Terra Classic/USD0.0003
1.59%
Klaytn/USD0.19
0.81%
VeChain/USD0.02
1.69%
Chiliz/USD0.22
0.54%
Curve DAO Token/USD0.91
1.69%
FileCoin/USD5.59
1.38%
Ethereum Name Service/USD16.06
4.35%
Gala/USD0.04
2.75%
Immutable X/USD0.80
3.81%
Lido DAO/USD1.56
2.16%
Decentraland/USD0.70
1.07%
Hedera Hashgraph/USD0.06
0.71%
Tezos/USD1.45
1.18%
Elrond/USD55.47
6.10%
KuCoin Token/USD9.21
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dYdX/USD1.28
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EOS/USD1.20
1.35%
BitDAO/USD0.48
1.15%
Aave/USD78.98
4.58%
Aurora/USD1.38
39.25%
True USD/USD1.00
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Xinfin Network/USD0.03
0.70%
PayProtocol Paycoin/USD0.29
2.04%
Theta Network/USD1.08
1.56%
The Graph/USD0.10
3.60%
TitanSwap/USD1.54
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Celsius Network/USD1.38
2.83%
Bitcoin SV/USD49.07
1.26%
Reserve Rights/USD0.0092
2.79%
Trust Wallet Token/USD0.93
3.35%
Pax Dollar/USD1.00
0.30%
Chia/USD34.33
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NEXO/USD0.90
3.16%
NEO/USD8.88
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1inch/USD0.58
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Huobi Token/USD4.07
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Thorchain/USD1.65
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Maker/USD839.47
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eCash/USD0.00004
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Celo/USD0.79
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IOTA/USD0.28
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ZCash/USD56.63
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Radix/USD0.06
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Synthetix/USD2.34
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Bloktopia/USD0.0034
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Helium/USD5.24
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PancakeSwap/USD4.78
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DeFiChain/USD0.66
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Gatechain Token/USD4.38
1.55%
Fantom/USD0.23
1.97%
Arweave/USD9.65
1.42%
Oasis Labs/USD0.06
2.24%
Compound Governance Token/USD60.06
0.84%
Merit Circle/USD0.67
2.64%
NuCypher/USD0.15
0.40%
Mina Protocol/USD0.60
1.02%
Braintrust/USD2.20
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Bitcoin/USD20,267.95
3.81%
Ethereum/USD1,358.12
3.23%
Tether/USD1.00
0.00%
Binance Coin/USD295.13
3.26%
XRP/USD0.48
3.91%
USD Coin/USD1.00
0.00%
BUSD/USD1.00
0.10%
Solana/USD34.06
3.65%
Cardano/USD0.43
1.83%
Dogecoin/USD0.07
8.42%
Polygon/USD0.83
4.12%
Polkadot/USD6.49
1.73%
FTX Token/USD25.06
1.54%
Chainlink/USD7.72
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Avalanche/USD17.39
2.23%
Shiba Inu/USD0.00001
3.79%
Uniswap Protocol Token/USD6.66
0.45%
Dai/USD1.00
0.01%
Stellar/USD0.12
2.15%
Staked Ether/USD1,349.29
3.28%
TRON/USD0.06
1.22%
ApeCoin/USD5.25
1.76%
Quant/USD141.18
1.55%
Wrapped Bitcoin/USD20,276.73
3.93%
Cosmos/USD12.98
1.17%
Near/USD3.62
2.15%
Litecoin/USD55.39
2.96%
OKB/USD15.64
1.10%
LEO Token/USD4.19
0.62%
Ethereum Classic/USD27.83
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Optimism/USD0.87
0.26%
STEPN/USD0.63
0.79%
Axie Infinity Shards/USD12.94
2.45%
Cronos/USD0.11
1.19%
Internet Computer/USD6.14
1.86%
Monero/USD146.44
3.96%
Terra/USD2.52
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Algorand/USD0.36
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The Sandbox/USD0.85
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Bitcoin Cash/USD121.24
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Flow/USD1.71
1.91%
Terra Classic/USD0.0003
1.59%
Klaytn/USD0.19
0.81%
VeChain/USD0.02
1.69%
Chiliz/USD0.22
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Curve DAO Token/USD0.91
1.69%
FileCoin/USD5.59
1.38%
Ethereum Name Service/USD16.06
4.35%
Gala/USD0.04
2.75%
Immutable X/USD0.80
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Lido DAO/USD1.56
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Decentraland/USD0.70
1.07%
Hedera Hashgraph/USD0.06
0.71%
Tezos/USD1.45
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Elrond/USD55.47
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KuCoin Token/USD9.21
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dYdX/USD1.28
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EOS/USD1.20
1.35%
BitDAO/USD0.48
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Aave/USD78.98
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Aurora/USD1.38
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True USD/USD1.00
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Xinfin Network/USD0.03
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PayProtocol Paycoin/USD0.29
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Theta Network/USD1.08
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The Graph/USD0.10
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TitanSwap/USD1.54
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Celsius Network/USD1.38
2.83%
Bitcoin SV/USD49.07
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Reserve Rights/USD0.0092
2.79%
Trust Wallet Token/USD0.93
3.35%
Pax Dollar/USD1.00
0.30%
Chia/USD34.33
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NEXO/USD0.90
3.16%
NEO/USD8.88
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1inch/USD0.58
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Huobi Token/USD4.07
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Thorchain/USD1.65
4.25%
Maker/USD839.47
3.20%
eCash/USD0.00004
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Celo/USD0.79
1.55%
IOTA/USD0.28
1.33%
ZCash/USD56.63
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Radix/USD0.06
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Synthetix/USD2.34
1.83%
Bloktopia/USD0.0034
3.23%
Helium/USD5.24
6.37%
PancakeSwap/USD4.78
4.34%
DeFiChain/USD0.66
10.34%
Gatechain Token/USD4.38
1.55%
Fantom/USD0.23
1.97%
Arweave/USD9.65
1.42%
Oasis Labs/USD0.06
2.24%
Compound Governance Token/USD60.06
0.84%
Merit Circle/USD0.67
2.64%
NuCypher/USD0.15
0.40%
Mina Protocol/USD0.60
1.02%
Braintrust/USD2.20
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The Ethereum Merge is Complete

The Ethereum Mainnet and Beacon chain merged at a 'Total Terminal Difficulty; (TTD) value of 58.75 Hextillion, signalling the end of Proof-of-Work (POW) and the transition to Proof-of-Stake (POS) Under Proof-of-Stake Ethereum's energy consumption is expected to be reduced by ~99.95%.

Current TTD58,750,003,716,598,352,816,469
Target TTD58,750,000,000,000,000,000,000
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Ethereum $1,323.41
Ethereum Classic $27.44
10/04/2022
Ethereum Timeline
The Merge
Sep-15-2022
Gray Glacier

The Gray Glacier network upgrade pushed back the difficulty bomb by three months. This is the only change introduced in this upgrade.

Gray Glacier
Jun-30-2022
10:54:04 UTC
2022
Arrow Glacier

The Arrow Glacier network upgrade pushed back the difficulty bomb by several months. This is the only change introduced in this upgrade.

Arrow Glacier
Dec-09-2021
19:55:23 UTC
Altair

The Altair upgrade was the first scheduled upgrade for the Beacon Chain. It added support for "sync committees"—enabling light clients, and bringing validator inactivity and slashing penalties up to their full values.

Altair
Oct-27-2021
10:56:23 UTC
London

The London upgrade introduced EIP-1559, which reformed the transaction fee market, along with changes to how gas refunds are handled and the Ice Age schedule.

London
Aug-05-2021
12:33:42 UTC
Berlin

The Berlin upgrade optimized gas cost for certain EVM actions, and increases support for multiple transaction types.

Berlin
Apr-15-2021
10:07:03 UTC
2021
Beacon Chain Genesis

The Beacon Chain needed 16384 deposits of 32 staked ETH to ship securely. This happened on November 27, meaning the Beacon Chain started producing blocks on December 1, 2020.

Beacon Chain Genesis
Dec-01-2020
12:00:35 UTC
Staking Deposit Contract Deployed

The staking deposit contract introduced staking to the Ethereum ecosystem. Although a Mainnet contract, it had a direct impact on the timeline for launching the Beacon Chain, an important Ethereum upgrade.

Staking Deposit Contract Deployed
Oct-14-2020
09:22:52 UTC
Muir Glacier

The Muir Glacier fork introduced a delay to the difficulty bomb.

Muir Glacier
Jan-02-2020
08:30:49 UTC
2020
Istanbul

The Istanbul fork: Optimised the gas cost of certain actions in the EVM, Improved denial-of-service attack resilience, Made Layer 2 scaling solutions based on SNARKs and STARKs more performant

Istanbul
Dec-08-2019
00:25:09 UTC
Constantinople

The Constantinople fork ensured the blockchain didn't freeze before POS was implemented, Optimised the gas cost of certain actions in the EVM and added the ability to interact with addresses that haven't been created yet.

Constantinople
Feb-28-2019
19:52:04 UTC
2019
2018
Byzantium

The Byzantium fork, reduced block mining rewards from 5 to 3 ETH, delayed the difficulty bomb by a year. It also added ability to make non-state-changing calls to other contracts and added certain cryptography methods to allow for layer 2 scaling.

Byzantium
Oct-16-2017
05:22:11 UTC
2017
Spurious Dragon

The Spurious Dragon fork was the second response to the denial of service (DoS) attacks on the network (September/October 2016)

Spurious Dragon
Nov-22-2016
16:15:44 UTC
Tangerine Whistle

The Tangerine Whistle fork was the first response to the denial of service (DoS) attacks on the network (September/October 2016) including addressing urgent network health issues concerning underpriced operation codes.

Tangerine Whistle
Oct-18-2016
13:19:31 UTC
Dao Fork

The DAO fork was in response to the 2016 DAO attack where an insecure DAO contract was drained of over 3.6 million ETH in a hack. Anyone who lost funds could withdraw 1 ETH for every 100 DAO tokens in their wallets.

Dao Fork
Jul-20-2016
13:20:40 UTC
Homestead

The Homestead fork that looked to the future. It included several protocol changes and a networking change that gave Ethereum the ability to do further network upgrades.

Homestead
Mar-14-2016
18:49:53 UTC
2016
Frontier Thawing

The frontier thawing fork lifted the 5,000 gas limit per block and set the default gas price to 51 gwei. This allowed for transactions - transactions require 21,000 gas.

Frontier Thawing
Sep-07-2015
21:33:09 UTC
Frontier

Frontier was a live, but barebone implementation of the Ethereum project. It followed the successful Olympic testing phase. It was intended for technical users, specifically developers. Blocks had a gas limit of 5,000.

Frontier
Jul-30-2015
15:26:13 UTC
2015
Ether Sale Ends

A total amount of 31,531 BTC was collected, worth $18,439,086 at the time of the sale, in exchange for about 60,102,216 ETH.

Ether Sale Ends
September 02, 2014
Ether Sale Begins

Ether officially went on sale for 42 days. You could buy it with BTC.

Ether Sale Begins
July 22, 2014
Yellowpaper Released

The Yellow Paper, authored by Dr. Gavin Wood, is a technical definition of the Ethereum protocol.

Yellowpaper Released
April 01, 2014
2014
Whitepaper Released

The introductory paper, published in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, before the project's launch in 2015.

Whitepaper Released
November 27, 2013
2013
FAQs
What do I need to do?

You do not need to do anything. Please be vigilant of scams claiming otherwise.

How do I become a validator?

You can become a solo validator by staking 32 ETH, or you can join a staking pool such as Lido.

Will the price of ETH go up?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What is ETH 2.0?

ETH 2.0 is a depreciated term that refers to a number of upgrades to the Ethereum network. Due to its wide scope it has been compartmentalised, the merge focuses on one aspect of this goal by switching consensus mechanisms. Up next is sharding and scaling the network to handle more transaction capacity .

What happens to the Miners?

Post-merge Ethereum miners will be replaced with Validators and their mining hardware will need to find a new home. This means either selling them on the second hand market or redirecting that power towards Ethereum Classic (ETC) a version of Ethereum that didn't roll back the 2015 DAO hack, as such many refer to it as the original Ethereum

Will the Merge reduce gas fees?

No. The merge is just a change of consensus mechanisms, it will not expand network capacity.

What is the Merge?

The Merge is the most significant and anticipated update to the Ethereum network to date signalling the switch from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake as a consensus mechanism; it also sets the stage for future scaling upgrades including sharding. Under Proof-of-Stake Ethereum's energy consumption is expected to be reduced by ~99.95%.

What happens after the Merge?

This will signal the end of Proof-of-Work on Ethereum and a new era of Proof-of-Stake consensus with further (future) scalability upgrades not possible under proof-of-work, bringing Ethereum one step closer to achieving full scale, security and sustainability.

What is the Beacon Chain?

The Beacon Chain is a proof-of-stake consensus layer that runs in parallel to the Ethereum mainnet which uses proof-of-work. It was launched December 1st 2020 and coordinates a network of stakers.

How can I buy Ethereum?

Ethereum can be bought and sold on Blockchain.com as well as numerous other crypto platforms and exchanges depending on your location.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a smart contracting network that supports numerous web3 projects and decentralised applications (dApps). Ether (ETH) is the native crypto currency of the network and is used to facilitate payments and interactions. Ether can be bought and sold on blockchain.com.

What is the Difficulty Bomb?

The difficulty bomb is a mechanism that will increase network mining difficulty exponentially overtime leading to an eventual 'ice age' where the chain slows down and will eventually ‘freeze’. This bomb is currently scheduled to occur at block 15,750,000

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