The volume of questions I receive from readers and viewers about how to buy Bitcoin, and how to acquire secondplace cryptocurrency Ether, has definitely picked up in recent weeks. The public is interested in crypto again - maybe it was the recent block halving, or maybe it's the summer weather finally loosening pursestrings... who knows, really?
Whatever the cause, the masses are becoming interested in 2016 - took you folks long enough, but I'd rather everyone arrive to the Bitcoin party fashionably late than not at all, to be sure.
So how to buy a Bitcoin with a normal person thing like a credit card or bank account? How to buy its newer feisty relative, the Ether? (No, it's not a Pokemon Go creature, believe it or not.) And, perhaps more important, how do you store your newly bought Bitcoin or Ether?
All these questions answered by the team on tonight's tech tutorial:
Okay, wait, you're hesitant to ask... what exactly is Ethereum? You've heard about Bitcoin and you understand some of the many reasons why someone might want to buy Bitcoins... but what does Ethereum do, precisely?
Thankfully, there's a short video (1 minute, 28 seconds) on Ethereum's official YouTube channel with 108,000 views that answers just that very question!
"How will the Internet work in the future?" a somewhat pretentious sounding narrator asks.
"It will use Ethereum," he answers himself immediately. But self-serious tone aside, the video does a good job of explaining the potential scope of this new blockchain technology. Watch below:
Full disclosure: Not financial advice, provided for educational purposes only. Not intended as a recommendation to buy or sell any cryptocurrency or asset. At time of publication, I do hold some bitcoins and ethers in my long term portfolio.