Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of property. This enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given long in the past (like a will or a futures contract) and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk.
The project was bootstrapped via an ether pre-sale during August 2014 by fans all around the world. It is developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit, with contributions from great minds across the globe.
Where can I Buy ethereum ETH in the UK?
There are lots of exchanges to buy and sell Ethereum for Pound Stering or Euros.
Coinbase – (now accepting faster payments in the UK)
Wirex – (Quick and easy GBP, no fees)
Coin Floor – (UK based but min £2k)
Ethereum blog – blog.ethereum.org
Ethereum on GitHub – github.com/ethereum
Ethereum wiki – github.com/ethereum/wiki
There are hundreds of Ethereum wallets, the safest way to store Eth is generally concidered to be a hardware wallet (See my guide).
In order to mine Ethereum you need to pick a mining pool, there are hundreds but here are a few popular ones.
https://eth.nanopool.org 1% fee
https://ethermine.org 1% fee
How do I Mine Ethereum ETH?
To mine etheruem you need a Graphics Card (GPU) with min 4GB memory, min 4GB RAM, an Ethereum wallet address and mining software.
Here is a guide – https://eth.nanopool.org/help