How to buy Ethereum (ETH)
What is Ethereum (ETH)
Ethereum is an open-source blockchain with its own cryptocurrency, ether (ETH). While the two names are often used interchangeably, technically Ether (ETH) is the actual token, and Ethereum is the blockchain technology behind the cryptocurrency. It's not possible to invest directly in Ethereum, but you can buy Ether.
Ethereum was founded by programmer Vitalik Buterin in 2015. It is a decentralized public ledger that validates and records transactions. It also enables developers to build, publish, and utilize smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps) without the need for third-party services. Ethereum has powered new cryptocurrencies, products, and services, including the trending non-fungible tokens (NFT). It has now become a marketplace for financial services, games, and apps — all of which can be paid for in ETH. ETH is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after Bitcoin.