ETH is a cryptocurrency. It is scarce digital money that you can use on the internet – similar to Bitcoin. If you’re new to crypto, here's how ETH is different from traditional money.
It's really yours
ETH lets you be your own bank. You can control your own funds with your wallet as proof of ownership – no third parties necessary.
Secured by cryptography
Internet money may be new but it's secured by proven cryptography. This protects your wallet, your ETH, and your transactions.
You can send your ETH without any intermediary service like a bank. It's like handing cash over in-person, but you can do it securely with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
No centralized control
Open to anyone
You only need an internet connection and a wallet to accept ETH. You don't need access to a bank account to accept payments.
Available in flexible amounts
ETH is divisible up to 18 decimal places so you don't have to buy 1 whole ETH. You can buy fractions at a time – as little as 0.000000000000000001 ETH if you want.