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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)Scalability TechnologyEthereum Virtual Machine CompatibilityTransaction CostTransaction Confirmation TimeTotal Github StarsDecentralizationGenesis Block Date
Bitcoin
Layer 1
Currencies
Proof-of-Work
No
Around $5
Few minutes
65,000+
High
January 3, 2009
Ethereum
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few dollars
Few tens of seconds
35,000+
High
July 30, 2015
Celo
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Plumo light client protocol
Yes
1 cent
Few seconds
2,480+
Medium
April 22, 2020
Avalanche
 C-Chain
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Snowman protocol
Yes
Few cents
Sub-1-second
High
NEAR
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Sharding
No
Few cents
Few seconds
2,500+
Medium
April 22, 2020
AURORA
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Yes
Few cents
Few seconds
500+
Medium
July 21, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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