This is a subject I have been trying to learn more about. I've mainly been looking into Ethereum.
I know there's a lot of smart people around here, a lot smarter than me anyways. I have been trying to learn more, in a way I can understand how it works and what a cryptocurrency is. But finding teaching materials that explain it to a dummy are few and far between.
From my limited understanding, Ethereum in particular, is like a decentralized program that can be used to build contracts. These contracts run through every computer on the network and the people running the computer get paid ether, which is the currency.
Is this correct? Anyone care to add anything?
I am still learning.