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Ethereum Mainnet

Main Ethereum Network

Use Cases

Decentralized smart-contract and dapp platform.

Description

Ethereum Mainnet is the largest Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) network to date.

The Proof-of-Work network was established in July 2015. Ethereum Mainnet is an open source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality.

The network is supported by Geth, Parity, Nethermind and Hyperledger Besu, and many more.

Quick Facts

Testnet/Live: Live
Chain ID:1
Network ID: 1
Live Since: July 2015
Block time:~ 13 seconds
Consensus / block proposer: PoW – Proof-of-Work
Permissioned: No
Governance / Authorities: No central authority but 2 mining pools with more than 51% hashpower

Client support: All — Geth, Parity, Hyperledger Besu, Nethermind.
Block Explorer: Ethereum Block Explorer
Network Stats: Ethereum Network Stats
Faucet: Not applicable
Github: Ethereum Github
Website: Ethereum Website
Gas metrics: Ethereum Gas Metrics
Network Metrics: Ethereum Network Metrics

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