Ethereum is a decentralized open-source blockchain system that enables its own cryptocurrency, Ether. Moreover, the ETH works as a platform for many other cryptocurrencies, as well as for the execution of decentralized smart contracts.
More so, Ethereum was first explained in a 2013 whitepaper by Vitalik Buterin. Buterin, along with other co-founders, secured funding for the project in an online public crowd sale in the summer of 2014 and officially launched the blockchain on July 30, 2015.
Even more, Ethereum’s own purported goal is to become a global platform for decentralized applications, enabling users from all over the world to write and run software that is resistant to censorship, downtime, and fraud.