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​​What Is Wrapped Ether (WETH) and How to Wrap It?
Wrapped Ether (WETH) is a token pegged to Ether (ETH). WETH is used in several platforms and DApps that support ERC-20 tokens. While ETH is used to pay for network transaction fees, it doesn't have the same functionality as ERC-20 tokens. You can easily convert ETH into WETH through a process known as wrapping. You can also convert WETH back into ETH at any time. Both wrapping and unwrapping follow a 1:1 ratio, meaning there are no extra costs apart from transaction fees. You can wrap your ETH manually by interacting with the WETH smart contract, which will store your ETH and give you back the exact same amount of WETH. Ethereum's DeFi ecosystem is large, and using WETH provides more opportunities for staking and investing. There are many versions of WETH, but some are more popular than others. You can even find wrapped ETH on other blockchains to use in their ecosystems. Popular uses for WETH include NFTs trading, providing liquidity to liquidity pools, and crypto lending.
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​​What Is Wrapped Ether (WETH) and How to Wrap It?
About Lesson

If you use Ethereum, most tokens you trade and invest with are likely to use the ERC-20 token standard. Using this technical standard has become a popular option for Decentralized Applications, wallets, and projects as it offers practicality to most users. However, this fact has presented a problem for Ethereum’s native coin, Ether. 

Ether doesn’t follow the same rules as ERC-20 tokens, but there is a demand to use it in ERC-20 DApps too. Wrapped Ether is the solution to this problem, and you may have already come across it. Let’s see why it’s become a useful tool for investors and holders across so many projects and DApps.

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