What is Ether?
Ether is a currency unit using in intranet currency of Ethereum. Ether is to Ethereum as Satoshi is to Bitcoin, and also as Cent is to USD. Ether is used in many kinds of transaction, and also in other computing tasks in Ethereum intranet called GAS.
GAS limits every block, which causes the limitation on the number of the transaction could be handled on a block, in order to shape a specific size of every block, and easily let you know the contract cost immediately. The following table shows different units of Ethereum.
All the small units were named after the pioneers of blockchain and bitcoin. For example, Finney was named after Hal Finney and Szabo was named after Nick Szabo who was considered as Satoshi Nakamoto.
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