Sometimes called the Bitcoin 2.0 and it does seem to be a pretty good alternative to BTC. It took many by surprise with its price hike from $6 at the start of 2017 to $400 just few months later.
With companies as large as J.P Morgan Chase, Microsoft or Intel backing it – it is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
What is interesting about Ether, is that the coin is just a part of a much larger Ethereum blockchain platform. The New York Times describes this platform as “a single shared computer that is run by the network of users and on which resources are parceled out and paid for by Ether.”
Ether continues to gain ground and more and more business move to Ethereum blockchain solutions as the time goes by.