Yes, Ethereum is a real currency. It is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of fraud or third party interference.
Ethereum is used as a digital currency, but it is also used to run decentralized applications (dapps) and smart contracts. These are applications that run on the blockchain, which is a public ledger of all Ethereum transactions.
Ethereum is different from Bitcoin in that it can be used to build dapps and smart contracts. This makes it much more versatile than Bitcoin, which is primarily used as a digital currency.
The price of Ethereum has fluctuated widely since it was first created in 2015. It reached its all-time high in January 2018, when it was worth over $1,400 per coin.
However, the price then crashed and fell to around $100 in December 2018.
Despite the volatility, Ethereum remains one of the most popular cryptocurrencies. It is the second largest by market capitalization after Bitcoin, and it is widely used on decentralized applications.
Investing in Ethereum is risky, but many believe that it has great potential as a long-term investment. Only time will tell whether Ethereum will become a real currency or not.