Ethereum is an open-source, public blockchain-based distributed platform. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine, The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), to execute scripts using an international network of public nodes. It provides a cryptocurrency toke "ether", that can be transferred between users. Ether is a necessary element for operating the distributed application platform Ethereum. It is a form of payment made by the clients. Ether ensure that developers write quality application and keep the network healthy.
Ethereum was described on a paper by a programmer, Mr. Vitalik Buterin In 2013 and proposed the development of Ethereum in a scripting language and published white paper. In January 2014, the Etherum cryptocurrency was announced by Vitalik Buterin at North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami, USA. Formal development of the Ethereum software project began in early 2014 through a Swiss company, Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (EthSuisse). The Development was funded by an online public crowdsale during July–August 2014.
Ethereum is not just a digital currency. It is a blockchain-based platform with many features like the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and its currency is ether for peer-to-peer contracts. Ethereum’s blockchain stores applications negotiation and facilitation. It provides a decentralized way to verify and enforce the details. The decentralized makes it difficult to fraud. Ethereum aims to provide greater security and bring down the associated costs.
It provides user authentication, via seamless integration of cryptographic signatures
Ethereum Provides you as much storage as you want
It provides fully customizable payment logic; easily create your own payment system without any reliance on third parties.
Everything in the Ethereum ecosystem can trivially interact with everything else.
Because of Technology Development the world is becoming more digital, so the craze of making payments in digital is increasing Because of the characteristics like effective and secure transaction, Lower cost, Decentralized system. Ethereum is new player in Cryptocurrency market as its value is increasing so its become second valuable cryptocurrency
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