What is crypto and Ethereum?
You have probably heard a thing or two about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain, but do you know what those actually are and how they relate to Ethereum? And what is Ethereum anyway?
Not only can Ethereum do what Bitcoin does (transfer money globally), it’s capable of much more – anyone can deploy code onto the network. And because it’s so flexible, any computer program can run on Ethereum.
What is Ethereum?
If you are new, start here to learn the basics of crypto and why Ethereum matters.
What is ETH?
Ether (ETH) is the currency powering the Ethereum network and apps.
Where can I get ETH?
There are many ways to get ETH, depending on your location.
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How do I use Ethereum?
Using Ethereum is relatively straightforward once you get the hang of it. First, you need to download a "wallet". A wallet is an app that helps you store your crypto and interact with applications on Ethereum.
What is a wallet?
Wallets let you manage your ETH and Ethereum applications.
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Things to consider when using Ethereum
- Each Ethereum transaction requires a fee in the form of ETH, even if you need to move different tokens built on Ethereum like the stablecoins USDC or DAI.
- Fees can be high depending on the number of people trying to use Ethereum, so we recommend using Layer 2s.