Ethereum homestead release approaching at block 1,150,000

You’ve all read it by now, the ethereum network is about to be upgraded to its second release. After frontier, which has been running very successfully without downtime since the start of day one, now it’s time for the second release of this successful open source project.

On an ethereum blockchain explorer such as etherchain, you can see which is the latest block:

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As you can see the latest block is now around 1,128,140. The block that will ‘activate’ homestead  (1,150,000) is probably due on 14 march.

It will be interesting to see what effect the release will have on the price. Ether (ethereum’s token) is currently trading over 10 euro and has seen spectacular price increase since about 1 month ago.
The release mainly focuses on stability and security

Buy-ether started!

We are pleased to announce buy ether; an informational website about Ethereum, currently available in two languages; English and Chinese. There is also a Dutch ether kopen version that offers these materials in the Dutch language.


The idea of this website is to provide information and to assist people in downloading the wallet, making transactions, dealing with exchanges and provide semi real-time course information. In addition we will provide an option to purchase and sell ether (ether is the underlying token of the ethereum network) with/ for bitcoin, but perhaps in the future also accepting credit-cards. A token, to clarify is a string of characters that contains value, it kind of functions as money, as it cannot be double-spend.

Our target audience are people that want to get involved and want to purchase some ether as an investment, but don’t know where to start.

There is not much ethereum for dummies material out there so we are glad that we can help. For an outsider, if bitcoin was difficult to grasp, ethereum is outright inaccessible and very tough to digest.