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Ether (ETH) is the native cryptocurrency for Ethereum, a blockchain platform designed for executing smart contracts

Who invented Ethereum?

Ethereum was first outlined by its creator Vitalik Buterin in an official whitepaper that arrived in 2013.  Having first taken interest in Bitcoin two years earlier, Buterin quickly became an expert on the new technology, learning all he could while…

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What is the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Ethereum and Bitcoin share many similarities. In this article, we’ll try to highlight the most fundamental differences between them. The biggest difference is the purposes or ultimate goals of these projects. Bitcoin aims to be a store of wealth, a digital…

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Where did Ethereum come from?

Ethereum was first mentioned in 2013 in a whitepaper by Vitalik Buterin, a developer who was working on Bitcoin at the time. Buterin believed that Bitcoin should be made more customisable. He believed Bitcoin should go a step further than…

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What are smart contracts?

As mentioned in an earlier article, the purpose of Ethereum is to be a platform on which smart contracts can run. But what are these? Let’s explain with a simplified example of what Ethereum might be able to do in…

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