Ethereum is a blockchain based platform capable of running smart contracts;
an autonomous digital contract capable of self-execution conditional to a pre-written coded agreement. The platform is designed to support the creation of DAPPS (decentralised applications) on its blockchain. Tokens are created using Ethereum as a editable template to avoid having to create a completely new blockchain. .
To power this platform a "digital fuel" is required; ETHER serves that purpose. Ether is the cryptocurrency, ethereum is a platform and thats an important distinction to understand. .
Ether is different to Bitcoin as it isnt a form of money. Although it holds value, one (BTC) is a more of a currency while the other is fuel/gas. .
If I really had to compare BTC to ETH, I'd say BTC is a flip phone (simple p2p) while ETH is a smart phone (like an iphone, endless possibilities with DAPPS) //
BTC maximalists either just ❌ed me or put a 🎯 on my head 😂 after that comparision. Uh oh!