Understand why Ethereum exists, and you’ll get why it’s a big deal

The world’s second-most-valuable cryptocurrency is also its most interesting — but in order to understand it, you must first understand its origins.

MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review

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Founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 — Day 2 at Copper Box Arena on December 8, 2015 in London, England — John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch

By Mike Orcutt

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MIT Technology Review
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