Ethereum (ETH) is a smart contract platform which allows developers to build decentralized applications. Applications build on this platform can use smart contracts and computer algorithms which execute themselves when data is supplied to the platform. It was Built in late 2013 by a digital token researcher & developer, Vitalik Buterin, It was published on July 30, 2015. ETH works as the transaction fees to miners on the Ethereum network. In 2016, Ethereum was cloned into two blockchain platforms: Ethereum & Ethereum Classic.