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  • Writer's pictureMichael Paulyn

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: Which is Better?

Updated: Apr 10

While Bitcoin and Ethereum are the top placeholders, these digital tokens are worlds apart in their operations. There's an ongoing debate on the best cryptocurrency; with significant pluses and minuses, it's interesting to see what'll unfold. In this blog, I discuss Bitcoin and Ethereum and examine which is better.

What Is Bitcoin?

When most of us hear cryptocurrency, the first that usually comes to mind is Bitcoin (BTC), developed in 2008 by someone or a group under Satoshi Nakamoto. As the world's premier cryptocurrency token, Bitcoin has become the gold standard for all other digital tokens.

Bitcoin makes secure peer-to-peer payments possible globally, without any bank, financial institution, or other. If you live in Asia and want to pay someone in Africa, you can easily do that without third parties. All this information on every transaction is recorded on the blockchain ledger, ensuring transparency.

What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum (ETH) was created in 2015 by Vitalik Buterin, the mastermind creator, for smart contracts used between individuals without, and the mastermind creator, which is for smart contracts used between individuals without any lawyers or notaries. This decentralized computing platform gives the power back to the average person, which this project used to make peer-to-peer payments, but it is much more than that.

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: Which Is Better?

Regarding the never-ending discussion on whether Bitcoin or Ethereum, they seem almost neck and neck, but the truth is their real-world applications are very different.

While Bitcoin can be great for its legal tender, much like what we've seen in El Salvador, it's ideal as a medium for exchanging goods and services. A significant problem with Bitcoin is its volatility, which can, at best, be challenging if it's used as money to buy everyday products if the value is never consistent.

First, Ethereum isn't for transactions. Instead, it's for smart contracts. These smart contracts are considered the Ethereum blockchain, ideal for anyone doing contract jobs across different time zones.

Bitcoin is seen as boring and stagnant, depending on who you ask, while Ethereum is more dynamic and future-forward. Many crypto experts and investors agree that these two digital tokens will be the top placeholders for all digital tokens for the foreseeable future.

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