Frequently Asked Questions


What is Ethereum?
  • Ethereum is a distributed public block chain network that focuses on running the programming code of any decentralized application. More simply, it is a platform for sharing information across the globe that cannot be manipulated or changed.
What is ether?
  • Ether is a decentralized digital currency, also known as ETH. In addition to being a tradeable cryptocurrency, ether powers the Ethereum network by paying for transaction fees and computational services. Ether is paving the way for a more intelligent financial platform.
How is it different than bitcoin?
  • Bitcoin was a pioneer in the block chain revolution by establishing a public, permissionless, distributed ledger system to validate, store, and replicate transaction data on computers all over the world. Ethereum expands these concepts by harnessing that same block chain capability for computer code. While Bitcoin offers one particular application of block chain technology, a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, Ethereum allows for scripts of code to be run as a global computational network. This concept has a wide range of potential applications such as voting, global supply chains, medical records, the financial system -- the opportunities are endless.


How do I post a job?

The process to posting a job is simply:

  1. Enable your repo
  2. Label your issue with your bounty (e.g gitman:1)
How will I get paid?

You will get paid the amount of Ether that is specified for the job.

How do I work on a job?

To work on a job, simply find a job in Gitman and click "Start Work". This will then create a branch for you to work on and submit your pull request. Then the owner will approve/deny your pull request.

Do I need an Ethereum wallet?

Yes. You will need an Ethereum wallet to receive or send funds. We recommend using MyEtherWallet.

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