What is Ethereum?
Ethereum was proposed in late 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, a cryptocurrency researcher and programmer. It is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. Ethereum enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications.
The value token of the Ethereum blockchain is called Ether. It is listed under the diminutive ETH and traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. It is also used to pay for transaction fees and computational services on the Ethereum network. More About Ethereum
Best Ethereum Wallets (2017 Update)
Note: It is very important to secure and back up your Ethereum wallet. Once you create an account, make sure to backup your wallet. Always store your wallet information (private keys) in a safe and secure place in a printed form or on a secondary storage media such as a USB drive. Never keep your wallet data on your computer.
Exodus is a Bitcoin and Altcoin desktop wallet with beautiful design and an intuitive interface. It gives blockchain asset investors a platform to secure, exchange and manage wealth inside one application. It is the first desktop multi-asset wallet with ShapeShift built in. You can keep your Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Augur, Golem and Dogecoin all in one place and easily calculate and organize your savings with their pie chart portfolio. The backup wizard will allow you to keep your wallet safe and ready for later use (Windows, Mac and Linux).
Jaxx is a good Bitcoin and Altcoin wallet for all your devices (Windows, Apple and Linux desktop, Android and iOS mobile and tablet, Google Chrome and Firefox extensions). It provides a simple and intuitive interface for many altcoins. Your private keys are never shared with Jaxx’s server and are safely stored on your machine.
Jaxx is not just a Bitcoin wallet, it also support a lot of other major altcoins including: Ethereum (ETH and ETC), Dash, Augur (REP), Litecoin (LTC), Zcash (ZEC) and RSK.
ShapeShift has been integrated directly into Jaxx to allow for in-app conversion between all currencies Jaxx supports.