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Ether (ETH) is the main internal crypto-fuel of Ethereum and is used to pay transaction fees.

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Missing Eth after sending to contract

I tried following a tutorial on YT and my ETH has been missing. I keep on looking at the tos and froms but I can't seem to find where my ETH has been sent. This is the created contract address ...
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How do I convert my The DAO tokens into ethers using the withdrawal contract after the hard fork?

The DAO contract was attacked on 17th June 2016 where the attacker drained about USD 50 million worth of ethers using a recursive call vulnerability in The DAO contract code. The attacker drained ...
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How do I get a refund for the amount I paid in excess of 1 ether to 100 The DAO tokens

Anyone who bought DAOs in the last two weeks of The DAO crowdfunding phase paid more than 1 ether (ETH) per 100 The DAO tokens (DAO). The ETH amount in excess of 1 ETH per 100 DAOs was stored in The ...
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How do I backup my ether accounts?

I want to backup my accounts onto a USB or other external device for safe-keeping. How can I do that?
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What is the total supply of Ether?

In Bitcoin, the total supply is capped at 21 million BTC. Is the total supply of Ether capped? How much will be mined before the Proof of Stake (POS) transition, and how will POS affect the issuance ...
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Is CPU mining even worth the Ether?

I would like to start mining Ether, but my GPU isn't the greatest and I don't really want to spend the money on a dedicated rig. Is mining from my CPU (in a Linux environment) still worth the Ether? ...
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How can I check if an Ethereum address is valid?

I've read many times that you should never input an address by hand unless you want to accidentally send Ether into no-mans-land. I'd like to know what those checksums might be. Is there a way to ...
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How do I buy Ethereum with USD?

I am a complete noob at investing. I have never bought stock or invested in anything before but I have $300 I would like to turn into Ethereum. Could someone please tell me step by step how to ...
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How is the Mining Difficulty calculated on Ethereum?

Having read various pieces of documentation, it's still not completely clear to me what dictates the difficulty rise, and how Ethereum difficulty levels differ to Bitcoin. In the past week ...
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How do I import my presale wallet?

I purchased ether during the presale. Is there an easy way to import those ether and start using them?
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How to build an Ethereum hot wallet for an exchange

I’m developing an exchange. When a new user register on website we will create new eth wallet for them. When they deposit USDT on their wallet how can I transfer that USDT amount to another address (...
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How to get ether on public testnet?

I am a newbee to Ethereum and doing some research. I have installed the Ethereum Wallet app and synchronized the testnet. However, to deploy my first contract in testnet, it requires some Ether, so ...
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TheDAO hack FAQ: How did the attack happen on 17 June 2016?

Can anyone explain that how the DAO attack happened? Vitalik Buterin explained here that it was performed by splitting a DAO from the main DAO but calling the split function recursively. We know that ...
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What is ether? How is it different from other tokens such as bitcoin?

What is ether? How does it differ from past tokens such as bitcoin and litecoin? What are all the usages of ether?
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Can a contract with no payable function have ether?

The question in the title says it all. To the best of my understanding, the only way to deposit ether into a contract is by calling a payable function, and set msg.value larger than 0 (and of course, ...
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Is Ethereum wallet address case sensitive?

I sent some amount of ETH to a wallet. I checked the wallets balance on ether chain. I entered the address in the search field and noticed both lowercase and uppercase versions of the address seemed ...
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are there "public" ethereum nodes? or any recommendations on hosting solutions?

I've always ran apps on Heroku. Just developed a smart contract and I need to check the blockchain from the app. Are there public nodes I can connect to to get the info I need to show on my app? If ...
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How do I get a refund for my The DAO tokens that was split into a child DAO?

The DAO token holders that split away from the main The DAO into a child DAO will have moved the tokens (DAO) and the corresponding ethers (ETH) into the child DAO. As these DAO token holders have a ...
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How can I create a new public blockchain cloned from Ethereum?

Basically I know how to create a private blockchain, or Testnet, But how would you go about creating a complete fork of Ethereum, while changing the name of Ethereum to something custom ? For ...
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Is there any way to determine how long it took for the DAO attacker to deploy the attack?

Yeah, we heard that the DAO has been attacked. I am so curious about how long it took for the attacker to perform the whole transactions?
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The Ether denominations are called Finney, Szabo, and Wei. What/who are these named after?

This was recently asked on Reddit. To expand, who are Finney, Szabo, and Wei, and what did they do/contribute to the project that warranted being awarded denominations?
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send ethers from one contract to another

I am wondering how can I have ethers in my contract. I have 2 contracts associated with different accounts. I want to send ethers from one contract to another but how do I have ethers in my contract ...
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How to increase my privacy on Ether accounts?

What would be the best way, if any, that one could change their address/account in order to make themselves unknown or hard to identify by people they traded with? More specifically, if I send ETH to ...
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How fast should be an internet connection to mine ETH?

How fast should be an internet connection to mine ethereum and don't have connection issues? What about ping? And, how many GB of data would get downloaded over a month period? I have a 250GB limit.
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How to apply pyethrecover.py on v3 .json/transfor v3 .json to .v1

I'm trying to get pyethrecover.py running via Python on one of my .json files that were created by Ethereum-wallet for Mac. It seems that my .json file is v3 and the pyethrecover.py only works for v1 ...
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How to create a token smart contract that sends tokens after recieving payment in ether?

Hey everyone I am launching an ICO. I need to create a smart contract that holds a certain amount of tokens that I created. Then when ether is sent to the smart contract address for my token. It will ...
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Insufficient funds for gas * price + value

Sending Address has over 1 Eth in current Balance. Using the Geth console, I can send many transactions of any amount less than .033 eth.sendTransaction({to:'...
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Does metamask store private key on server or anywhere else?

I have created my private key using myetherwallet using offline option. Now Metamask allows us to import account by providing private key or Json File that has private key. Does metamask store ...
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What's a fallback function when using address.send(...)?

This code is in my contract: contract A { address x = 0x1234...; x.send(10); } What would fallback function in the contract at address 0x1234... look like? contract B { ... } ...
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How would stablecoins work on Ethereum?

The idea of a stablecoin in Ethereum is to create a token that is pegged to the price of say $1 USD. What are the main ways of achieving a stable cryptocurrency? What DApps are implementing them and ...
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Where can I find test-ether for the Kovan Test Network?

I have tried getting some using my github account but my account got flagged immediately and the program wasn't recognizing my account (Since it wasn't public due to being flagged). Are there any ...
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How to withdraw Ether from The DAO?

As I understand, everyone who invested in The Dao recieves tokens which enable to propose and vote in the DAO. And anyone holding tokens could anytime withdraw the Ether invested if he is not ...
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Passing ether with call to Solidity function

I have deployed a contract to testnet which appears to function. I have a function named contribute which gets the ether from the msg.value. The function is below and doesn't take any arguments. I ...
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What is the size (bytes) of a simple Ethereum transaction versus a Bitcoin transaction?

Alice owns an empty Ethereum wallet. Receives 1 ETH then sends 1 ETH to Bob. Alice owns an empty Bitcoin wallet. Receives 1 BTC then sends 1 BTC to Bob. What are the transaction sizes in bytes (...
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How to unlockAccount account using private key instead of password

I am working with https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/JSON-RPC api + curl . And implementing custom api using this php library: https://github.com/Achse/geth-jsonrpc-php-client below method is ...
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What is the purpose of Testnet?

I'm just getting into cryptocurrencies so forgive me if there are some basics I am missing out on. I have got a bitcoin account up and running and will soon be buying a few just to test things out, ...
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How to accept bitcoin and transfer tokens from smart contract to sender ethereum address

I have created sample tokens Smart Contract with the payable feature/constructor, if someone pay from their Ethereum address to Smart Contract will get instant token into their Ethereum address. But ...
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Sent transaction between ETH and ETC accounts

Halp! I sent a transaction between an ETH account and an ETC account by accident! How can I recover the ether?
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What is Ethereum's inflation rate? (how quickly will new ether be created)

It seems like the answer is still in flux, but it would be nice to have a single answer to this question that we can update over time.
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Ether Historical Prices

I am looking for historical datasets of the price of Ether. Similar to Bitcoin closing market price on blockchain.info or Coindesk OHLC dataset. Datasets in raw form are preferred (.json or .csv). ...
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How to spend ether from multiple accounts?

I would like to know how to send ether from multiple accounts. For example, suppose I have 3 accounts with 5 ether in each account, how do I send the total (15 ether) to an account in a single ...
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Is it possible to create ICO crowdsale seamlessly accepting multiple assets?

Most of the ICO crowdsales accept ETH only. Some accept BTC. Very few accept other assets. I was thinking about creating crowdsale that would accept as many assets as possible. While creating, ...
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do the contracts of ethereum have the access to the nonce of the blocks?

by this question I mean when we try to develop a gambling game contract we need some random input, can we just use the nonce data from some certain blocks? (I just start learning blockchain, I'm from ...
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How does EIP-1559 make Ethereum fees better?

I have a few questions that are mostly related to each other. I don't understand how EIP-1559 makes it a better way than the current one about fees. Since EIP-1559 brings priority fees and miners ...
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Contract 'throw' - ether sent by the contract also reverted?

If a contract throws a exception (using 'throw') is any ether sent by the contract to other contracts or external accounts also reverted? I understand that any contract callers have the ether value ...
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Buy function not working with solidity 0.4.2

I don't know if there is any such change in latest Solidity version that is preventing execution of this function: function buy() returns (uint amount){ amount = msg.value / buyPrice; ...
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What gives ether it's intrinsic value? [duplicate]

Trying to understand how ethereum and blockchain work. I keep hearing that miners are needed to do the computations to unlock a block (don't know if that's the correct term). My question is this: ...
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Add user details to smart Contract

What is the best way to store users data on smart contract? Suppose we have n number of users and we want to store each username and his other details, should we have to create a smart contract ...
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Reinstalled MetaMask, account lost?

I had 3 accounts under my MetaMask Chrome extension. One of them had some small deposit. I have reinstalled the extension and used seed phrase to get access again. However, I can see only one account (...
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Which accounts contributed to The DAO's extraBalance account?

Anyone who bought DAOs in the last two weeks of The DAO crowdfunding phase paid more than 1 ether (ETH) per 100 The DAO tokens (DAO). The ETH amount in excess of 1 ETH per 100 DAOs was stored in The ...
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