What is Ethereum?

The foundation for our digital future

Ethereum is open to everyone.
All you need is a wallet to take part.
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Ethereum is open access to digital money and data-friendly services for everyone – no matter your background or location. It's a community-built technology behind the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH) and thousands of applications you can use today.

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Banking for everyone

Not everyone has access to financial services. But all you need to access Ethereum and its lending, borrowing and savings products is an internet connection.

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A more private internet

You don't need to provide all your personal details to use an Ethereum app. Ethereum is building an economy based on value, not surveillance.

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A peer-to-peer network

Ethereum allows you to move money, or make agreements, directly with someone else. You don't need to go through intermediary companies.

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Censorship-resistant

No government or company has control over Ethereum. This decentralization makes it nearly impossible for anyone to stop you receiving payments or using services on Ethereum.

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Commerce guarantees

Ethereum creates a more level playing field. Customers have a secure, built-in guarantee that funds will only change hands if you provide what was agreed. You don’t need large company clout to do business.

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Compatability for the win

Better products and experiences are being built all the time because Ethereum products are compatible by default. Companies can build on each other's success.

Welcome to Ethereum.
We hope you stay.

Ethereum 101

Ethereum is a technology that lets you send cryptocurrency to anyone for a small fee. It also powers applications that everyone can use and no one can take down.

It's the world's programmable blockchain.

Ethereum builds on Bitcoin's innovation, with some big differences.

Both let you use digital money without payment providers or banks. But Ethereum is programmable, so you can also use it for lots of different digital assets – even Bitcoin!

This also means Ethereum is for more than payments. It's a marketplace of financial services, games and apps that can't steal your data or censor you.

So step into the bazaar and give it a try...

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How Ethereum works

If you're interested in blockchain and the technical side of Ethereum, we've got you covered.

How Ethereum works

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Make something with Ethereum

If you want to try building something, Ethereum studio will introduce you to the code. You'll also find more tutorials and resources that will help you get started.

The Ethereum community

Our community includes people from all backgrounds, including artists, crypto-anarchists, fortune 500 companies, and now you. Find out how you can get involved today.