Crypto Conversation: Ethereum Shines, Too

What’s Hot in Crypto this Week?

Ethereum. Now, here’s the deal. Bitcoin is the blockchain everyone knows. It was the first cryptocurrency and blockchain platform, and as such it remained synonymous with the idea of digital currencies. Its fame and status have kept it in first place in terms of market capitalization (= number of coins x price), which has grown to over $213 billion.

But Ethereum is the one everyone is using. Ethereum was the first cryptocurrency to introduce a blockchain system that could also facilitate all sorts of “decentralized applications,” or dApps. It opened the door for all of the blockchain use cases that Bitcoin, which is only intended for the transfer of its digital asset BTC, doesn’t allow for.