What is Ethereum ?
Ethereum is a distributed public blockchain network that enables smart contracts and decentralised applications (Dapps) to be run and accessed by anyone in the world.
How is it different than bitcoin?
Bitcoin was a pioneer in the blockchain revolution by establishing a public, permissionless, distributed ledger system to validate, store, and replicate transaction data on computers all over the world.
Ethereum expands these concepts by harnessing the underlying idea of a decentralised network, but expanding it to service computer code.
While Bitcoin offers one particular application of blockchain technology, a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, Ethereum allows users to develop applications on the platform that offer services such as voting, gaming, managing medical & financial records etc.
What is ether?
Ether is a decentralised digital currency, also known as ETH. In addition to being a tradable cryptocurrency, Ether powers the Ethereum network by paying for transaction fees and computational services.