As the adoption of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology increases, there will be need for more decentralized applications that can run on blockchain. Ethereum provides a decentralized platform and a programming language that allows people to develop and publish applications that run on Ethereum blockchain.
Ethereum has few big names like IBM and others associated with it, who are already using the platform.
Ethereum already raised $12.7 million during the presale of its ether units.
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