# ethereum

Ethereum is the community-run technology powering the cryptocurrency ether (ETH) and thousands of decentralized applications.



Blast is a unique Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) platform that offers native yield for ETH and stablecoins, such as its own USDB. The yields are generated from ETH staking and Real-World Asset (RWA) protocols, which are then automatically passed back to users. This L2 is designed from scratch to incorporate these yields natively, making it EVM-compatible and an optimistic rollup. It introduces a higher baseline yield for users and developers, creating opportunities for new Dapp business models not possible on other L2s.


### What Ethereum is open access to digital money and data-friendly services for everyone – no matter your background or location. It's a community-built technology behind the cryptocurrency ether (ETH) and thousands of applications and smart contracts (computer programs living on Ethereum) you can use today. The Ethereum network is a network of computers all over the world that follow a set of rules called the Ethereum protocol, and it acts as the foundation for communities, applications, organizations and digital assets that anyone can build and use. Ethereum allows you to coordinate, make agreements or transfer digital assets directly with other people. You don't need to rely on intermediaries. And because no government or company has control over Ethereum it is impossible for anyone to stop you from receiving payments or using services on Ethereum. As mentioned before, Ethereum is not controlled by any particular entity and it exists whenever there are connected computers running software following the Ethereum protocol and adding to the Ethereum blockchain. Each of these computers is known as a node. Nodes can be run by anyone, although to participate in securing the network you have to stake ETH (Ethereum’s native token). Anyone with 32 ETH can do this without needing permission. ### Why Ethereum helps people and communities to coordinate in a resilient, open and trustworthy way on the internet. It also gives people the tools to have self sovereignty over their digital assets, and is particualrly important for people who have had to handle uncertainty around the security or soundness or mobility of their assets due to external forces outside of their control. The core value of Ethereum is that you can interact with the internet without trusting a central authority that could change the rules or restrict your access. The internet was meant to be a free and open space for everyone, and Ethereum builds on this premise, allowing you to control your own assets and identity, instead of them being controlled by a few mega-corporations.

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Easily and cheaply bridge $50 for up to 50 L2s in a single transaction. Perfect for funding your Zora and Base transactions. Gas.zip is the fastest one-stop gas refuel bridge for over 100+ chains and counting. Users can instantly bridge to multiple destination blockchains with a single inbound transaction. Gas.zip has a deposit contract deployed on Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, Base, Polygon and Avalanche that splits a user's inbound deposit and instantly settles it across all selected destination chains.


Odos is a decentralized exchange aggregator that optimizes order routing across multiple blockchain protocols, accessing over 700 liquidity sources and thousands of token pairs. It uses a proprietary algorithm for Smart Order Routing (SOR) to find the most efficient paths for swaps, ensuring users get the best rates while maintaining self-custody and security. Odos stands out by allowing atomic multi-token swaps in a single transaction, aiming to save on gas costs and reduce market impact for its users.