Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, Ethereum has a rich story, charismatic creators and literally thousands of projects that offer the opportunity to come up with the Ethereum ecosystem. While Ethereum's fundamentals are impressive, the world's # 2 cryptocurrency is also widely traded for up to billions of dollars a day.

The point that made Ethereum different from what came before is that while users can buy and sell Ethereum to transfer and store value and profit from speculation, it also allows users to write code that can be run on the blockchain. This was the first time a decentralized, financial-based turing-complete architecture was created, and Buterin's creation immediately garnered widespread attention and support as more and more people began to hear about Ethereum.

Buterin first proposed the Ethereum concept in his Ethereum whitepaper in late 2013 and[...]