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Questions tagged [ether]

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

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Is there any Ether mixer / tumbler available?

Quick checking around there are exactly two references to an Ether Mixer - this non functioning and here (r/ethereum) 24 days ago. Unless I am missing something how can I hide the source of an ETH ...
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How to access and import presale ether without the json wallet file

I purchased ether presale. I have the public key, which shows the amount, and I have a text password I created at the time of purchase. I do not have a json drop file. How do I import my wallet? I ...
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Is there a way to mine Ether on a Mac?

All I see is Windows and Linux support only, why is there no guide for mining ether on a Mac? Is there a way to mine on a Mac?
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Sent Ether does not reach recipient on Testnet (Morden)

I'm trying to send Ether from an account of mine to a friend's account. I'm using the Ethereum Wallet application on Windows, my friend uses the Ethereum Wallet application on a Linux VM. The network ...
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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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Is it possible to brute force account creation in order to steal ether?

Ethereum users could generate new accounts for each transaction they make, which would greatly increase the number of accounts being used to receive ether. Would it be possible (and profitable) for ...
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Secure paper wallet creation for ETH using JS

I am about to start the process of transferring my ETH to paper wallets for safe keeping. Currently the funds are stored on an online exchange. History shows that this is a very bad idea. It is not ...
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How to import a account from testnet?

I recently traded BTC for 1 Ether using shapeshift.io The transaction was successful, but there is no record of Ether in my local account. Here is the tx reference. I fear that I have made a ...
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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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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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Ethereum Wallet Password Recovery [duplicate]

I recently moved some ETH to the Ethereum Wallet, but I must have committed a typo by accident when creating the password, as I cannot send it from the account now. Can someone please help me ...
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What is the strength of Mist wallet encryption?

I would like to know what is the strength of the encryption the Mist wallet provides with the password-protected files, and if I can just throw these files around (even uploading them to the internet) ...
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Alethone Hashing but no wei added

Alethone finished synchronizations, the clircles were all full grey and green, then it started hashing showing numbers around 20. However, nothing is added and it shows zero wei. I did that for a ...
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How to sell ETH for USD or EUR?

What is the process to get Dollar or Euro from Ether to my bank account? The easiest is to sell ETH into BTC on Poloniex, then I transfer my BTC to Kraken and on Kraken I sell BTC into Euro and the ...
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Where to check total circulation of ETH, creation of ETH and supply of ETH? [duplicate]

Where can I check stats on how many ETH will there be created (what is the limit), how it will reduce in its creation, what are the caps (if any). I understand that there isn't limited amount like in ...
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How to access ethaddress.org funds if the private key is blurred out?

Tried out the paperwallet and sent 1 ether to the address on the screen as a test. After that I noticed the private key on it is blurred out. I generated another and found the same thing on the ...
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Is Trezor compatible with Ethereum

Can I use the Trezor hardware wallet for cold storage of ETH?
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How do I release 25 ether from a Wallet Contract I accidentally created a few months back?

When I first started with Mist, I sent 25 ether to a Wallet Contract. It showed up on Mist for a few weeks and disappeared. I see the transaction here: 0x7de54cbb5ab805bfbb96014f415799712d5ada35 ...
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How can I get notification from geth when I receive ether?

I'd like to get notification from geth when my account receives ether. I'm thinking to type api command eth_getBalance in every minute, in order to check if my account receive ether or not. However, I ...
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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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What's the advantage of using mainnet over testnet for contract tokens?

Let's say that I crowdfund a project by selling shares in form of tokens on the Ethereum platform to investors. It seems that I can do this on the testnet without any disadvantage. Are real Ether ...
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What happens if MyEtherWallet will go offline?

I created a wallet on myEtherWallet. Let's assume that in the future this website doesn't exist anymore. Is there any way to access my ether? Or will they be gone in the blockchain?
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What are all the usages of ether? [duplicate]

I know that gas is used to keep contracts running but what are other usages for ether? Is ether used for buying all kinds of virtual tokens, will you need ether to use dapps or how is ether going to ...
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Transaction monitoring for deposits?

How do I monitor deposits for the account on ethereum? I saw some APIs that do this and I have tried to do the same on js web3 with filter but without any luck. What I would need is to get all the ...
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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 tell ...
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Can I recover an account with just the Private key (no json file) [duplicate]

I have read a few things lately That in order to securely store an account, one should save the json file and private key. I'm wondering If the json file is really needed though. Say I were to lose ...
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How to withdraw from live.ether.camp?

So last week I went on live.ether.camp and clicked the "Get Address" button then entered a seed phrase which I saved and still know. Then it told me my address was ready. I then bought 78 ethers on ...
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How many ethers will ever exist? [duplicate]

What is the total number of ethers that will be generated/mined? See https://forum.ethereum.org/discussion/1451/how-many-ethers-will-ever-exist
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What (if anything) in Bitcoin is better than Ether in the application area of a payment system? [duplicate]

I know of course that there is much more about Ethereum being a smart contract platform. I only refer to the characteristics of a cryptocurrency. If Ether is used for plain payment purposes similar to ...
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Potential security issues warning banners with Ethereum

I'm testing ethereum and the foundation websites states that Frontier is an early access to the Ethereum network. Bugs and security issues might be present. Before downloading you have to agree ...
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Trying to mine - AlethOne on OSX is not doing anything

I have geth on an OSX retina iMac 5K and got it working and synchronized. Tried running AlethOne and it just sits there displaying Status 11:05:57 New block#0 regardless of whether I "start mining" ...
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Is it possible to send transactions to multiple recipients?

In other blockchain based platforms, it's possible to send transactions to multiple recipients. For instance, if I want to send 13 ETH to Alice and 7 ETH to Bob, Bitcoin has sendmany. Is it possible ...
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MIST - How to send all coins in account

Mist shows that I have 1 ETH in my account. When I check etherscan see exactly 0.99895 ether in my account.... I would like to send all 0.99895 ether to another address. When I try to send exactly ...
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What is the full block reward? [duplicate]

The Ethereum launch process states that with the release of Homestead, the Ether mining will be at 100% rather than 10% of the usual reward rate. Does that mean the full block reward would be 50 ...
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Which Ethereum accounts have the most Ether?

Where can someone get a list of all the ethereum accounts and sort it by the # of ether they have?
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What is the set number of Ether in existence during POW and then POS? [duplicate]

How many Ether exist during POW and then POS? Is it unlimited inflation?
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Etherbase ID changed after depositing funds to Mist wallet?

So it appears that my Mist wallet hadn't fully sync'd to a node, yet it produced a Etherbase ID for me to use.. I dumped the address into Kraken for a withdrawal, and realized after sending things ...
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Will Bitcoin and Ethereum be linked/bridged?

Will Bitcoin be linked to Ethereum in the future? If so - how will it link, and when is this planned to happen?
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Can I send gas to another user?

Gas is purchased using Ether, does that mean I can send gas as a separate coin?
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I bought ether in the presale. Is there a time limit to claim that ether?

There is no mention in the documentation about whether I have to claim ether before a particular date. Is there a time-limit on claiming ether? I've also heard that the mining algorithm will change at ...
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How to integrate Ethereum support into CoinSpace?

CoinSpace is a fork of the Hive Bitcoin Wallet and is in active development at github. I'm am interested in adding Ethereum to the wallet in the same way Litecoin is supported. I'm looking for any ...
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What is the expected Ether issuance schedule after transition to PoS? [duplicate]

Is there anywhere I can read the latest Ether issuance schedule plan? I understand what it is now (5 eth / block plus uncle rewards), but what will it be after proof of stake? I've read conflicting ...
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Why is an account not accepting the Ether sent to it?

If you check out the account 0xe358b3b9f29c67cb810c5184e6fde27d66ce036c you will see several incoming transactions with 100 Finney each. Yet the overall balance is 31 Finney. How is that possible? If ...
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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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If the supply of Ether is finite, are there any mechanisms to deter hoarding?

The supply of bitcoin is capped at 21 million. The supply of Ether is similarly capped at ~90 million. If we are to assume that Ethereum will become more popular as time progresses, and if we also ...
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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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What are digital tokens? How are various tokens generated on Ethereum?

I've heard in various talks, Ethereum can generate any token (besides ether), representing anything from bitcoin (through btc-relay), litecoin, dogecoin, digital assets, shares, ownership ...
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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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Why is ether divisible to 18 decimal places?

1 ether is 10^18 wei, the smallest denomination. Why does ether have such a high degree of divisibility?