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Connect to Ethereum with a single line of code

Rapidly deploy decentralized applications with the world’s first and most programmable blockchain. Ethereum is a scalable, proof-of-stake network that reduces energy consumption by ~99.95%.

Disrupting the blockchain since 2015

Ethereum was built to tackle the world’s biggest problems - and that’s why 70% of blockchain projects are built on it.

Develop on the Ethereum Network

Create dapps that disrupt industries

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Meet the Foundation

The Ethereum foundation supports the network through funding

If you can dream it, you can make it

When you’ve got the most accessible and reliable Ethereum infrastructure, you can spend more time building apps your users will love.

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How does Ethereum measure up?

Use CaseConsensus Algorithm (Layer 1)Ethereum Virtual Machine CompatibilityTransaction CostTransaction Confirmation TimeDecentralizationGenesis Block Date
Ethereum
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few dollars
Few tens of seconds
High
July 30, 2015
Palm
Layer 2
NFTs
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Medium
March 30th, 2021
Polygon
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
High
July 30th, 2015
Optimism
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Optimism relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Arbitrum
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Arbitrum relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Starknet
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Validium
No
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Starknet relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Avalanche
 C-Chain
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few cents
Sub-1-second
High
September 20th, 2020
Celo
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
3-5 seconds
Medium
April 22, 2020
Linea
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Linea relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015

Get connected with multichain interoperability

Get the resources you need to build without limits. Ethereum is compatible with X other networks, allowing you to benefit from the platforms and knowledge of other communities.

EXPLORER

Etherscan

Use Etherscan to search, browse and analyze blocks and transactions on Ethereum.

TESTNET

Goerli Testnet

Test your blockchain application on Goerli, an Ethereum testnet, before launching it.

FAUCET

Goerli Faucet

Get the Goerli ETH that you'll need, in order to test your application on the Goreli Testnet.

Ethereum dapps are changing industries

Developers are doing amazing things with Ethereum thanks to a supportive foundation from Infura.

MetaMask

The most popular blockchain wallet, MetaMask, has driven the adoption of Web3 through providing end-to-end support for all digital asset management needs, giving users an easy and secure way to explore blockchain apps and allowing for self-custody of data.

Uniswap

A permissionless, decentralized exchange, Uniswap, with $1.2T+ trade volume, has lowered the barrier to liquidity provision and ushered in millions of people to the world of DeFi.

Chainlink

Another industry pioneer, Chainlink's decentralized oracle networks provide tamper-proof movement of data between smart contracts and off-chain systems, extending the functionality of blockchains to the real world. To date, Chainlink has enabled $6.47T of transaction value.

Hop in, we’re ready for liftoff

Follow these simple steps to get started with Infura + Ethereum.

Register for an Infura account
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Create a new project
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