If you’ve ever wondered, “what is Ethereum?”, then read on for more information about its founding team, how to buy it, and the differences between Ethereum and Bitcoin.

What is Ethereum?

To understand Ethereum, let’s compare it to a currency we already understand – Bitcoin. Ethereum is a decentralized platform for applications. Both Bitcoin and Ethereum are decentralized platforms, but they differ in a few key ways.

While Bitcoin is designed to process transactions and help people exchange money, Ethereum aims to function as a kind of decentralized computer, supporting a new type of application (a “dApp”) in the process.  A good analogy is to think of Ethereum as the blockchain version of the “App Store”.

Additional links for Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin on Twitter

Ethereum on Twitter

Ethereum GitHub whitepaper

Official Ethereum website

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Image credit: Ethereum logo

 

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