Ethereum also has a unique aim as compared to Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies. While Bitcoin, which was created by the enigmatic developer named Satoshi Nakamoto, as a resourceful alternative to fiat, centralized, and regulated currency issued by the government, Ethereum intends to be a platform that facilitates the development of trustworthy programs, contracts, and applications while utilizing a currency of its own in order to conduct business within the platform. Although Ethereum can also be considered as a digital currency, its primary motive is to facilitate and monetize the operations within its platform rather than establishing itself as an alternative currency. Even though Ethereum shouldn’t be considered as a competition to Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies, its popularity among the investors soon pushed Ehtereum right behind Bitcoin in terms of market cap and is competing against all cryptocurrencies as of now. Even though Ethereum might rank second on the cryptocurrency rankings, the Ethereum market cap of $25,483,988,714 USD is much less than that of the Bitcoin market cap of $168,259,882,356 USD but is still way more than the Dash market cap of $650,015,908 USD and Golem market cap of $49,535,134 USD.