How do I create an Ethereum wallet?

Creating an Ethereum wallet is as easy as installing software on your mobile device or laptop/desktop. When you install the app, your Ethereum wallet is automatically created. You can then receive ether (ETH) to your wallet immediately, store it safely, and use it as you please.

There are a number of Ethereum wallet apps on the market from a variety of vendors and with different features to choose from. We welcome you to try the Bitcoin.com Wallet. It's a fully non-custodial wallet, meaning you - and only you - have access to your Ethereum and other digital assets.

Read more: How do I buy ETH?

Why do I need an Ethereum wallet?

Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges are a popular place for many newcomers to buy their first ether (ETH). However, when you buy ether on a cryptocurrency exchange, the exchange retains control over your ETH. Not only does this expose you to the risk of the exchange getting hacked or going bankrupt, it also means you have to ask for permission to withdraw your ETH, wait longer to withdraw, and generally pay higher transaction fees for withdrawals. Cryptocurrency exchanges are best used only for trading—not for storing or using your ether.

Read more: What is ETH used for?

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What is Ethereum?

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How to buy ETH

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Who created Ethereum?

Understand the origin and early history of the Ethereum protocol.

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How was ETH initially distributed?

Learn about the 2014 crowdsale, the initial distribution of ether (ETH), and why it's important.

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What's a smart contract?

Get the basics on the "software" that runs on the Ethereum shared computer.

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What are ERC-20 tokens?

Learn the basics of the Ethereum token standard, what ERC-20 tokens are used for, and how they work.

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What's a DApp?

Understand the basics of decentralized applications on Ethereum; their features and their limitations.

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What's decentralized finance?

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a catch-all term for financial products that live on decentralized blockchain-supported protocols like Ethereum.

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What is Ethereum's monetary policy?

Learn about the issuance rate of ETH and how it's governed.

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What is ETH gas and how do fees work in Ethereum?

Transactions in Ethereum are measured by computational effort, and that effort is delineated in 'gas.' One unit of gas is equivalent to 0.000000001 ETH.

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What is EIP 1559?

Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559 overhauls the fee market in Ethereum. While it may not affect the fees paid by end users, it is expected to create downward pressure on the total supply of ETH, potentially turning ETH into a deflationary asset.

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What is Ethereum 2.0?

ETH 2.0 is an updrade to Ethereum that aims to increase the speed, efficiency, and scalability of the Ethereum network while not compromising its security or decentralization.

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