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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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What are the incentives of holding ETH if developers and businesses can issue their own cryptocurrency for use in their Dapps running on Ethereum?

Will these new Ethereum based cryptocurrencies be able to transact freely between fiat and other cryptos outside of Ethereum? Or would they be able to only convert between ETH? The only way ETH ...
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Where was the example web app to send Gavin Ether?

I once found an example webapp where you could send Gavin ether through a webform. Anyone know where it was?
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Can I create my own Ethereum 2 network? [duplicate]

I'd like to fork Ethereum code (hypothetically) to create my independent Ethereum-like network (another world-like computer network with its own structure). How can I reset or create new sets of ...
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Unable to receive ether in testnet account [closed]

I have set up a test net account using the ethereum wallet on my PC. I have left my miner on in the test environment for several hours and failed to mine test ether. I have also tried getting ether ...
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Where does the consumed ether/gas go?

I'm a bit new to ethereum and I'm finding it a bit difficult to understand how gas and Ether relate. So every call we do to a smart contract costs gas. Where does the gas that the user pay goes to? ...
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Can I exchange real money for ether? [duplicate]

And if yes, how? noob here, so this is probably a stupid question!
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Test Net not syncing

I sent my presale wallet to the main account of my Mist Eth Wallet using MyEtherWallet.com. It said it sent and my presale wallet is empty but it has not showed up on my Mist wallet yet. Also it says ...
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What to try Ether as CLI options on test network to learn

I'm pretty new for Ether, i have invest a little in it, but now i think its will be fun to learn more about it. i want to running linux to try out a Ether CLI node so i can developer up to it over ...
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ETH deposit to mist wallet, but balance not showing [duplicate]

I made an ETH deposit to my Mist wallet, but the wallet does not show any balance after 100 confirmations. The wallet is new and blockchain is still syncing. Any idea how I can solve this issue?
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Incoming transaction confirmed but not showing in Mist wallet

I trasnferred E10 from Kraken on 05-04-16 13:20:09 +0100 to address 0x023d29a271b2a2406ceedf208f7e36e9e24ff23d with the transaction ID ...
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My ethers didn't show up [duplicate]

Yesterday I have installed the Ethereum-Wallet on my Mac. When it was installing, a popup showed up to exchange some bitcoins into ethers using an app called Shifty. I made the transfer, and the ...
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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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Would it possible to propose converting most of The DAO's stake to Digix Gold?

Suppose that the majority of the stake holders of The DAO decide having a 100% ETH stake is risky due to its volatility. Would it be possible to propose converting, say, 50% of The DAO's stake to ...
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Strange popup window trying to send ether when I run aleth zero. What should I do?

I ran aleth zero and mined with aleth one a while back. I had mined some ether from a mining pool. Now when I run aleth zero (updated client for windows), I get an annoying and unstoppable pop up ...
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What is a Sybil attack?

The term "Sybil Attack" comes up often when discussing network security with researchers. What is it? How much of a concern is it to the Ethereum network? What are some effective ways to prevent it?
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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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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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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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How to handle ether deposits like exchanges do?

One of the core philosophies of Ethereum is decentralization. However, there are still many valid use cases to provide centralized wallet services, exchanges being one of the most well known examples. ...
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Compare ether values in contracts

in a contract: msg.value is an amount in wei, and I can write 2 ether == 2000 finney as per the docs. Is there a simple way to compare an amount in wei (specifically msg.value) with a concatenation ...
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How to produce a hash from a very long seed on ether.camp?

If the seed on ether.camp is more than 64 chars then I get: [Error] Error: Invalid hex string hexWrite (eth-utils.js:17402) write (eth-utils.js:17477) fromString (eth-utils.js:17010) Buffer (eth-...
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Smart contract based betting

Let’s say I want to enter into a bet with my friend that if it rains 10 days from now, I will pay him $100. If it doesn’t, he will pay me $100. Would it be possible to take advantage of smart ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...