What Is Ethereum?
Ethereum was the first smart contract platform ever created, and at the time of this writing, it currently has the most adoption.
The creation of Ethereum and the “smart contracts” it enabled lead to a tech development boom.
While the Ethereum developers weren’t the first to come up with the concept of smart contracts (a term initially coined by a computer scientist named Nick Szabo in the 90’s), their platform and associated “Solidity” programming language made them possible.
Prior to Ethereum, most of the alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin were similar in nature. They were simply just coins to be sent back and fourth.
With these self executing contracts, developers were able to unlock more of the potential use cases for blockchain tech. Here are 10 examples..