A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. In other words, a column is a compression member. The term column applies especially to a large round support (the shaft of the column) with a capital and a base or pedestal which is made of stone, or appearing to be so. A small wooden or metal support is typically called a post, and supports with a rectangular or other non-round section are usually called piers. For the purpose of wind or earthquake engineering, columns may be designed to resist lateral forces. Other compression members are often termed "columns" because of the similar stress conditions. Columns are frequently used to support beams or arches on which the upper parts of walls or ceilings rest. In architecture, "column" refers to such a structural element that also has certain proportional and decorative features. A column might also be a decorative element not needed for structural purposes; many columns are "engaged", that is to say form part of a wall.
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Client-side ETH wallet that allows for the storage of Ethereum tokens, as well as USD and EUR.
Ethereum Mist DApp
An open-source Ethereum wallet that can use several DApps and has several advanced features.
The fastest and most secure way of interacting with the Ethereum blockchain
Eidoo is a multicurrency wallet with a single backup passphrase and HD security level.
Offers an assortment of hardware wallets and Chrome extension for multiple cryptocurrencies.
One of the original hardware wallets, now offers 2-FA in addition to open-source software.
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Bancor is a Decentralized Liquidity Network that allows you to hold any Ethereum token
ForkDelta is a decentralized Ethereum Token Exchange with the most ERC20 listings of any exchange
Offers multiple CNY and USD to crypto pairs, not available in the U.S.
Highly anonymous, specializes in quick conversion of several crypto pairs
Japan-based exchange that offers negative trading fees and no deposit fee.
Popular exchange in New Zealand, offers hundreds of trading pairs.