If Bitcoin is digital gold, Ether is digital oil. Ethereum's smart contract technology is quickly becoming a building block of web 3.0 and the new decentralized digital economy. The potential here is staggering, but we are still in the very early days. Ethereum could become a multi-trillion operating system for the next generation of blockchain apps, or it could be the next tulip bubble. Either way, we will be paying very close attention. We will get back to more traditional INVESTING 101 episodes next week, but I was on too much of an Ether kick to let this one guy. Had to fill the HyperChangers in on why this is such an exciting piece of tech. LINK - Ethereum Foundation website: https://ethereum.org/foundation LINK - Ether transactions per day: https://etherscan.io/chart/tx LINK - Ether address growth: https://etherscan.io/chart/address LINK - Bitcoin transactions: https://blockchain.info/charts/n-transactions?timespan=all LINK - Market caps of different cryptocurrencies: https://coinmarketcap.com/ LINK - Vitalik launches Ethereum w/ $100K from Peter Thiel: https://www.coindesk.com/peter-thiel-fellowship-ethereum-vitalik-buterin/ LINK - Ethereum + ICO's on Techcrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/08/how-ethereum-became-the-platform-of-choice-for-icod-digital-assets/ LINK - Ethereum + ICO's on Quartz: https://qz.com/1004892/the-bancor-ico-just-raised-153-million-on-ethereum-in-three-hours/ LINK - Vitalik Buterin at Techcrunch disrupt: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/vitalik-buterin-explains-ethereum-in-his-own-words-at-disrupt-sf/ HyperChange Website & NEW MERCH :) http://hyperchangetv.com HyperChange Patreon: http://patreon.com/hyperchange HyperChange Instagram: http://instagram.com/Hyperchange HyperChange Twitter: https://twitter.com/HyperChangeTV HyperChange Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyperChange/ Music by Marko: https://soundcloud.com/markothedon & Fritz Carlton: https://soundcloud.com/fritzcarlton Disclaimer: This video is purely my opinion and should not be regarded as factual information. I am not a financial advisor. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Do not assume any facts and numbers in this video are accurate. Always do your own due diligence. As of 11/8/2017 HyperChange host (Galileo Russell) is invested in Ether and Bitcoin through a Coinbase account.