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10 Facts About Ethereum You Didn't Know

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    Ethereum was a crowdfunded project.

    For people who love the idea of a decentralized world where everyone pitches in, Ethereum is a dream come true—and a testament to the power of the net. One of the coolest facts about Ethereum is that it was started via crowdfunding.

    Vitalik Buterin, a programmer and Bitcoin enthusiast, came up with the idea in 2013. He lacked the funds, turned to crowdfunding, and by 2015, Ethereum was created and publicly traded. The rest is history! Tech giants love Ethereum.

    If you thought individual investors were the only ones placing their bets on Ether, you're wrong. Many major companies have started to place stakes in Ethereum as well.

    Companies like Microsoft, HSBC, and Barclays have all found uses for Ethereum in their systems. It's clear that everyone's beloved Ether will be increasingly relevant in big business models as years pass—how, though, remains to be seen.

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