By far the most widely known altcoin in circulation (until the flippening happens) and currently with the second highest market capitalisation of any cryptocurrency, Ethereum (and its cryptotoken Ether) has taken the world by storm since the beginning of 2017 increasing in value by more than 3000%. In their own words, Ethereum is simply "a decentralised platform that runs smart contracts", where smart contracts are defined as " applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference." Recently with the formation of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance currently boasting more than 100 global corporations as members and backers, and the many high profile ICO's being launched on the Ethereum platform, Ethereum's popularity and value are both increasing exponentially. With a little research on the project we can see that the possibilities of this fully trustless and decentralised method of settling contracts are almost endless! A quick visit to the Ethereum Foundation website reveals a number of ways to engage with the platform using tools that they provide; kickstart a project with a trustless crowdsale, create a democratic autonomous organisation, and even design and issue your own cryptocurrency! See the full Ethereum price and volume chart below.
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