Year 2017 was the year where we were witnesses of huge increase of adoption rate and the price of almost all the cryptocurrencies. Many people said that 2018 will be decisive year, especially because institutional fund will start to invest in cryptocurrencies and that will change our traditional economy.
First cryptocurrency that feel change in price and adoption rate was Bitcoin. Bitcoin was first cryptocurrency ever developed as alternative to the traditional payment method. With Bitcoin and its network, people could make internet transaction directly without intermediate. It took years before this technology started to grow.
Many people said that developing Ethereum was the causes of the general public interest in cryptocurrencies at all. Ethereum is a protocol based on blockchain technology and smart contracts. With smart contracts, users could get funded for their ideas and project through Ether, official currency of Ethereum.