You can find my original post for the bitprime blog here.
The Ethereum Network
Back in 2013, Vitalik Buterin, a Bitcoin programmer and publisher of the Bitcoin magazine, published the Ethereum whitepaper. Ethereum aimed to apply Blockchain technology beyond payments.
Ethereum is a general-purpose blockchain. Like many other Blockchains, it’s open-source, public and has its own currency: Ether or ETH.