Ethereum is a ground breaking new blockchain based crypto-platform which builds on Bitcoin technology. This group will focus primarily on the developments within Ethereum, however, discussions of all the Bitcoin 2.0 efforts are welcome (ie. Mastercoin, Open Transactions, Bitcoin Side-Chains, BitShares, NXT, etc.). The primary difference which sets Ethereum apart is the inclusion on a Turing complete scripting language built into the foundation of the protocol. There is also a shift in focus from a transaction focused blockchain to a contract (small snippets of code) focus. Many people are very excited by the possibilities of DAO's (Distributed Autonomous Otganizations). Our group will spend a lot of our time discussing the possibilities of these new technologies.
For many of us, Ethereum represents the potential next step in blockchain technology. Bitcoin proved the power of crypto-currency, and Ethereum looks to build upon that success by building the first crypto-application-platform. If you are interested in the very cutting edge of decentralized technology we want you with us!