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This article was considered for deletion at Wikipedia on April 10 2014. This is a backup of Wikipedia:Ethereum. All of its AfDs can be found at Wikipedia:Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ethereum, the first at Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ethereum. Purge

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Ethereum is a crypto platform which includes the ether cryptocurrency. Using a Turing-complete programming language the platform can be used to implement such things as digital contracts, a decentralized DNS, and a decentralized currency exchanges. Is is considered by many to be a second generation cryptocurency,[1] where Bitcoin is first-generation. The currency was initially described by Vitalik Buterin and others in late 2013 and early 2014,[2] and will be released in fall 2014.


The currency has received attention in Wired,[3][4] the Globe and Mail,[5] and Silicon Angle.[6] It has been criticised by Daniel Kraswiz for being yet another alt-coin,[7][8] to which Buterin has responded that many new businesses do not become massively successful and alternative cryptocurrencies should be no different. [9][10]

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External Links


  1. Schneider, Nathan. "Code your own utopia: Meet Ethereum, Bitcoin'€™s most ambitious successor". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  2. Buterin, Vitalik. "Ethereum: A Next-Generation Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Application Platform". The Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. "A Futurist on Why Lawyers Will Start Becoming Obsolete This Year". Wired. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. Finley, Kurt. "Out in the Open: Teenage Hacker Transforms Web Into One Giant Bitcoin Network". Wired. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  5. Gray, Jeff. "Bitcoin believers: Why digital currency backers are keeping the faith". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  6. Cox, Ryan. "Can Ethereum kill Bitcoin with self-executing contracts?". SiliconANGLE. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  7. Krawisz, Daniel. "The Problem with Altcoins". The Mises Circle. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  8. Kraswiz, Daniel. "The Coming Demise of the Altcoins (And What You Can Do to Hasten It)". The Mises Circle. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  9. Buterin, Vitalik. "In Defense of Alternative Cryptocurrencies". The Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  10. Buterin, Vitalik. "The Altcoin Debate Continues". The Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
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