Ethereum

Ethereum Price

(ETH)
$3,202.19 (-0.2%)
Rank #2
Market Cap$384,953,291,898 USD
24h Volume$9,814,082,719 USD (1.53%)
Circulating Supply120,215,726 ETH
Total Supply120,215,726 ETH

Ethereum Price Chart

What Is Ethereum's Price Today?

Ethereum (ETH) is trading at $3,202.19 USD, increasing by 1.53% since yesterday. Ethereum has traded $9,814,082,719 USD in the last 24 hours.

Ethereum (ETH) is the #2 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of July 14, 2024, with a market cap of $384,953,291,898 USD.

How Much Did Ethereum Raise?

The Ethereum ICO (initial coin offering) raised $16,000,000 USD at a price of $0.31 USD. The Ethereum ICO began on July 22, 2014 and ended on September 02, 2014.

What Is Ethereum Cryptocurrency (ETH)?

Ethereum is a decentralized smart contract platform and the second most popular cryptocurrency in the world (by market cap). It has the of developers out of any crypto project. To a large degree this is a result of something that Ethereum offers that Bitcoin doesn’t: programmability.

Ethereum can do all sorts of cool things – smart contracts are endlessly versatile – while Bitcoin can only support basic functions.

The reason that Ethereum’s market cap went so high toward the end of 2017 was supply and demand. A majority of ICOs () were happening on Ethereum crypto.

In most cases investors had to buy into an ICO with Ethereum and so Ethereum’s price skyrocketed. Whether something similar will happen in the coming years remains is up for debate.

What most people agree on, however, is that the day of ICO is done. With increased regulatory scrutiny, and an extremely high failure rate for 2017 era ICOs, it’s unlikely that this business model will ever again thrive the way it did several years ago.

That doesn’t mean Ethereum has no future though. The next hottest tech happening on Ethereum is DeFi, . This is a way for people to take out loans, earn interest and trade synthetic derivatives without any centralized authority clearing the transactions.

It’s a groundbreaking new technology and it’s all happening on Ethereum. Given that many DeFi applications require Ether to work, it’s possible that the ETH price will go up again in the next year or two as usage and demand rise.

How Does Ethereum Work?

Ethereum is a crypto that’s currently growing up. Initially this crypto project was imagined as a blockchain, that’s the same type of consensus mechanism that Bitcoin uses. However, Ethereum with its massive pool of developers ( than any other crypto ecosystem) is slowing building out a (POS) consensus mechanism.

Once this is finished Ethereum will transition to POS. The minimum amount of Ethereum needed for staking will be 32, however, with an ETH price whereby each coin costs hundreds or thousands of dollars most people won’t be able to afford that investment.

That’s why staking pools will allow for people with less Ethereum to pool their resources and stake together.

People who stake Ethereum for a profit earn a reward in Ether. Since it’s always possible to do an ETH/USD trade it’s possible to quickly convert profits into dollars, or any other cryptocurrency.

The amount of money it’s possible to earn staking will change depending on how many people are already doing it. However, on average staking will pay about a 4 to 6% ROI.

How Many Ethereum Coins Are There?

There are currently 120,215,726 Ethereum coins circulating out of a max supply of 120,215,726.

Ethereum Fundamentals

Start date
July 30, 2015
% of supply in circulation
100%