Ethereum is more than just a currency. It’s a platform for a broad range of decentralized apps, or dapps, built on the Ethereum blockchain. The Ethereum currency, Ether (ETH), is the second most popular behind Bitcoin and has seen a recent rise in value.
What makes Ethereum so attractive is its potential uses. Automated or self-executed transaction protocols, known as Smart contracts, are just one example of how Ethereum could revolutionize the way finance is conducted.
Speaking of revolutionary software, many of the decentralized finance (DeFi) apps, like asset management tools, crypto exchanges, and lending platforms, are built on Ethereum.