Understanding Ethereum

a simple explanation of Ethereum and its native token Ether

Let me start by saying I am not a CFA or a registered investment advisor, nor am I a bitcoin maximalist or a crypto evangelist. However, I have spent much of the last decade researching and participating in the traditional financial system and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and the differences between the two are considerable. Many people are working on the bridge between, but those who are less acquainted with the crypto economy ought to mind the gap.