An open-source decentralized platform that introduced the concept of smart contracts into the blockchain space. Through these smart contracts, developers using the Ethereum network are able to create their own decentralized apps and tokens.
One of the most well-known digital currencies that uses blockchain technology. It was invented by a mysterious creator known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and popularised the term “blockchain” and lead to the global development of blockchain technology. Bitcoin is often known as “digital gold” and has many features that were inspired by gold such as a finite supply and the need to have miners do work to release more bitcoin into circulation and maintain the network.