After Bitcoin, Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency based on value. The estimated market cap is at $500 billion. It is an open-source blockchain-based platform that creates and shares business, financial services and entertainment applications.
Ethereum distinguishes itself from Bitcoin as a programmable network that works as a marketplace for different services, apps and games.
Things you can use Ethereum for:
1. Ethereum is a decentralized public ledger for verifying and recording transactions
2. Users can create, publish, monetize and use applications on the platform
3. use Ether cryptocurrency as payment
4. the platform creates and shares business, financial services and entertainment applications.