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HBAR (ℏ)

Incredibly fast. Predictably low fees. Finality in seconds.

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Dual role of HBAR

HBAR is the native, energy-efficient cryptocurrency of the public Hedera network. Hbars are used to pay application transaction fees and protect the network from attack through proof-of-stake.
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Network fuel

Developers use hbars to pay for network services, such as transferring hbars, minting fungible and non-fungible tokens, calling smart contracts, and logging data. For every transaction submitted to the network, hbars are used to pay fees that compensate validator nodes for bandwidth, compute, and storage.

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Network protection

Hedera is a public, open source, proof-of-stake network. When hbars are staked to network nodes, they have a weighted influence on consensus for validating transactions.

Weighted voting makes it difficult and expensive for a bad actor to maliciously affect consensus — it would require a centralized authority to own and stake over one-third of the network’s total supply of HBAR.

HBAR Reporting


Treasury Management Report

The Treasury Management Report describes the methodology used to report on Hedera’s management of the pre-minted supply of hbar as directed by the Hedera Governing Council’s Treasury Management and Token Economics Committee.

This report includes the following information:

  • The purposes of every pre-minted hbar as decided by the Hedera Council, including unallocated hbars.

  • Distribution details when the allocated hbars are transferred out or “released” to an individual or entity other than Hedera.

  • The network account and illiquid supply information to inform the real-time “released” and “circulating” supply calculations.

The 3rd generation public ledger

Bitcoin pioneered decentralized infrastructure and Ethereum brought programmability. But earlier proof-of-work blockchains consume massive amounts of energy and process transactions slowly in order to achieve acceptable levels of security. Heavy bandwidth consumption by these technologies leads to expensive fees, even for a simple cryptocurrency transaction.

The Hedera proof-of-stake public network, powered by hashgraph consensus, achieves the highest-grade of security possible (ABFT), with blazing-fast transaction speeds and incredibly low bandwidth consumption. By combining high-throughput, low fees, and finality in seconds, Hedera leads the way for the future of public ledgers.

Transactions
per second

average
fee

transaction
confirmation

Energy
Consumption
per
Transaction

1st
Generation

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Bitcoin

BTC

3+

TPS

$22.57

usd**

10-60

minutes

885+

kWh^^

2nd
Generation

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Ethereum

ETH

12+

TPS

$19.55

usd^

10-20

seconds

102+

kWh^^

3rd
Generation

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Hedera

HBAR

10,000+

TPS*

$0.0001

usd

3-5

Seconds

(w/ finality)

0.00017

kWh^^

*Cryptocurrency txns throttled at 10k tps and will increase in the future. Sharding to enable unlimited tps. For Hedera, the range is shown for transactions not requiring a transaction record but can receive a transaction receipt.

**Avg. Bitcoin tx fee from 2/20/21 - 5/21/21 from https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/charts/average-transaction-fee-usd?interval=3m.

^Avg. Ethereum tx fee from 2/20/21 - 5/21/21 from https://blockchair.com/ethereum/charts/average-transaction-fee-usd?interval=3m.

^^From https://ptvolts.com/sites/default/files/documents/sustainable-blockchain-power-transition.pdf.

The HBAR advantage

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Incredible throughput

The Hedera network achieves 10,000 HBAR cryptocurrency transactions per second, in a single shard and on-ledger, without compromising on network security or stability.

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Predictably low fees

Hashgraph consensus is incredibly lightweight, allowing for the cost per HBAR transaction to be very small — around $0.0001 USD. In combination with high throughput, micropayments using a token on Hedera, or hbars, is a practical reality.

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Finality in seconds

Never wait for block confirmations again. HBAR transactions achieve finality, on-ledger, within three to five seconds. Be confident in payment settlements and offer modern digital experiences within your application.

Network metrics

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TRANSACTIONS Number of transactions processed by the network in the 24 hours prior to last metrics update.

1,008,250
PER DAY
Hbar Icon Latency

LATENCY Time for a transaction to reach finality once submitted to the network. Averaged over 15 minutes prior to last metrics update.

5.12
SECONDS TO FINALITY
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ACCOUNTS Total number of accounts created on the network.

1,034,539
ON MAINNET
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API CALLS Based on the cost of $0.0001 USD for Consensus-Submit-Message and Crypto-Transfer transactions.

PER HBAR
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CIRCULATING Number of coins that are circulating in the market and in the general public's hands.

HBAR
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TOTAL SUPPLY Maximum number of coins that will ever exist.

50B
HBAR

Last metrics update: August 15, 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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Decentralized applications

Applications and microservices that use a public ledger provide greater transparency and trust than ever before. This makes entirely new things possible, like a music streaming service paying artists directly or a disintermediated ad network that doesn't require audits. A fairer, more secure, digital future is being decentralized on Hedera. Make it yours.

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Ecosystem

HBAR is used to pay transaction fees, make payments and micropayments, and protect the network through its proof-of-stake consensus.
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Ecosystem

HBAR is used to pay transaction fees, make payments and micropayments, and protect the network through its proof-of-stake consensus.
HBAR Holders & Staking
Developers and retail users can purchase hbar from an exchange or OTC. Hbar holders can use them pay for application transaction fees and stake them to Hedera network nodes. Staking maintains the security and integrity of Hedera’s network operations and rewards stakers with a small share of transaction fees.
Applications
Applications run on the Hedera public network. Developers pay transaction fees in HBAR cryptocurrency for each API call, to reward the network for processing transactions.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges, in some markets, can be used by application developers, end users, and Hedera node operators to buy and sell HBAR cryptocurrency. Hedera does not control which exchanges support hbars.
HEDERA NETWORK
When the Hedera network receives a transaction from an application, it validates it, places it into consensus order, and gives it a timestamp. For each transaction, the submitting application pays the network a fee that is split between network nodes, the Hedera treasury, and HBAR stakers.
NETWORK NODES
Every Hedera mainnet node contributes to consensus and stores a copy of the public ledger’s state. Hedera mainnet nodes submit transactions to the network on behalf of applications and perform network service operations. This has associated costs of bandwidth, compute, and storage, for which the node receives HBAR as compensation. Node operators can sell the HBAR they’ve earned for other cryptocurrencies or FIAT through an exchange.
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Staking

Every node on Hedera’s proof-of-stake network has a weighted influence on consensus — that weight is proportional to the number of hbars staked to a node. Transactions are placed into consensus after they're validated by nodes representing an aggregate stake of over two-thirds of the network’s total supply of hbars. Rewards are split between the node operator and accounts staked to a node, earning the staker a small share of transaction fees.

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HBAR FAQ

Found below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Hedera HBAR. Please visit our full FAQ for the entire list of questions.

What is the total supply of HBAR coins?

Hedera has a fixed supply of 50 billion coins.

What are the official HBAR cryptocurrency denominations?

gigabar 1 Gℏ = 1,000,000,000 ℏ
megabar 1 Mℏ = 1,000,000 ℏ
kilobar 1 kℏ = 1,000 ℏ
hbar 1 ℏ = 1 ℏ
millibar 1,000 mℏ = 1 ℏ
microbar 1,000,000 μℏ = 1 ℏ
tinybar 100,000,000 tℏ = 1 ℏ

On which exchanges is HBAR available?

HBAR (ℏ) may be available for purchase by developers and users to build and utilise applications on the network at the exchanges and OTCs listed in the Buying Guide.

What does the ℏ symbol represent?

Our Hedera corporate logo is a bold, uppercase HBAR (Ħ), but our currency symbol is a lower case, italicized HBAR (ℏ). The written way to express Hedera cryptocurrency is hbars, and is equivalent to writing US dollars. It can also be expressed as HBAR, which is equivalent to writing USD.