What Is Ethereum and Why Should You Care?

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The Street

By Rob Lenihan Many people have heard of bitcoin but very few are familiar with Ethereum, which is important to the future of the crypto industry. In 2013, a computer programer named Vitalik Buterin published a white paper entitled “A Next Generation Smart Contract & Decentralized Application Platform.” The title may not be particularly catchy, but that white paper introduced ethereum and now ether, its native token. Most often people use Ethereum to talk about Ether. Ethereum is the underlying technology, while Ether is the platform-bound token. This is the principle of most crypto projects: …

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