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Ethereum logo 2014.svg
Ethereum logo
Purpose Smart contracts, Dapps, ICO platform
Tech Currently PoW. Planned PoS
Supply 38,739,144,847 XRP (as of 29 December 2017)
Price $91.7522511362 USD (5 minutes update)
Whitepaper Ethereum: Homestead documentation

Ethereum’s meteoric rise came about due to the hype over Smart Contracts. It recently had a very large amount of ICOs on its platform and a lot of interest from the developer community. It is a Turing Complete language meaning that pretty much any kind of program can be written on it. It aims to be a platform on top of which Dapps and Smart Contracts can be written. It uses its own programming language, Solidity.


  • Turing Complete allows a very broad range of Dapps to be programmed on the platform
  • Largest following amongst blockchain developers
  • Arguably the best developer tools
  • Large corporate support through the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA)
  • Concise programming language suitable for blockchain


  • A repeat of the DAO hack on other software developed on the platform due to the room for error and unfamiliar programming language
  • Slower uptake due to unfamiliar programming language
  • Superior tech may overtake it
  • Uncertainty surrounding PoS shift





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External links

  1. Siluk, Shirley (2 June 2013). "June 2 "M Day" promotes millibitcoin as unit of choice". CoinDesk. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.