What is Geth?

For those who are new to Ethereum blockchain, Geth is a popular client that provide the command line interface for running a full ethereum node in 'Go'.

Go + Ethereum = Geth

By installing and running geth, you can take part in the ethereum live network and

  • mine real ether
  • transfer funds between addresses
  • create contracts and send transactions
  • explore block history and much much more

Supported Platforms are Linux, Mac Os and Windows. It supports two types of installation: binary or scripted install for users. See Install instructions for binary and scripted installs provided in latest update.

Developers and community enthusiast are advised to read the Developers' Guide, which contains detailed instructions for manual build from source (on any platform) as well as detailed tips on testing, monitoring, contributing, debugging and submitting pull requests on github.

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