What is Ethereum?

The second largest cryptocurrency in the world.

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Ethereum was launched back in 2015 — and has now become the second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin by market capitalization. However, unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum wasn’t created to be a digital currency. Instead, its purpose was to build a secure, global, decentralized platform that takes the transparency of blockchains and extends those features to a…