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What is Ethereum?

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is often referred to as the second most popular cryptocurrency, after Bitcoin. But unlike Bitcoin—and most other virtual currencies—Ethereum is intended to be much more than simply a medium of exchange or a store of value. Instead, Ethereum calls itself a decentralized computing network built on blockchain technology.


Rodeck, D. & Curry, B. (2021, March 26) What Is Ethereum And How Does It Work? Forbes


  • Ethereum is an open-source blockchain-based platform used to create and share business, financial services, and entertainment applications.

  • Ethereum users pay fees to use dapps. The fees are called "gas" because they vary depending on the amount of computational power required.

  • Ethereum has its own associated cryptocurrency, Ether or ETH.

  • Its cryptocurrency is now second only to Bitcoin in market value.


Frakenfield, F. (2021, June 4). Ethereum. Investopedia

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