Ethereum is both the second most popular world cryptocurrency and platform for creating decentralized online services based on the blockchain technology.
It was created by Vitalik Buterin — a Canadian developer with Russian roots in 2015. The absolute majority of blockchain startups are made on Ethereum base.
The market capitalization of Ethereum on August 19, 2019, was 21 021 570 585 USD. The creators of Ethereum have planned 4 stages of currency development, called Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis, and Serenity. The current stage is Metropolis.
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