What Is Ethereum
This section describes what is Ethereum.
Ethereum is a blockchain-based distributed computing platform.
Ethereum was proposed in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin,
and released in 2015.
Main features of Ethereum:
- Ether -
Ether is a cryptocurrency and payment system operated on Ethereum, which
thereby provides a public distributed ledger for transactions.
- Virtual Machine -
The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is the runtime environment for
smart contracts in Ethereum. It is a 256-bit register stack, designed to
run the same code exactly as intended. It is the fundamental consensus
mechanism for Ethereum.
- Smart contracts -
Ethereum's smart contracts are based on different computer language,
which developers use to program their own functionalities. Smart
contracts are high-level programming abstractions that are compiled down
to EVM bytecode and deployed to the Ethereum blockchain for execution.
- Applications -
Ethereum blockchain applications are usually referred to as DApps
(decentralized application), since they are based on the decentralized
Ethereum Virtual Machine,
For more information on Ethereum, see
Last update: 2017.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction of Ethereum
►What Is Ethereum
Ether Market Price Value
List of Cryptocurrencies
Ethereum Mist Wallet
geth - Go Ethereum
Testnet - Ropsten network
Private Ethereum Network
64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network
Private Network with Custom Genesis Block
Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts
MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet
Managing Ethereum Account
ethereumfaucet.info - Mining Ether with Browser
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