Ether (from the Latin "aether" and the Greek "eithr," or "the upper and purer air") is believed to have been first synthesized about 1540 by German botanist and chemist Valerius Cordus (1515-1544), who called his discovery "sweet oil of vitriol" and praised its medicinal properties. Ether is the cryptocurrency generated by the Ethereum platform as a reward to Luminiferous aether (9,069 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article Luminiferous aether or ether ("luminiferous", meaning "light-bearing") was the postulated medium for the propagation of light. A description of the preparation of ether by Valerius Cordus, a German botanist/apothecary, was provided in 1561 by the editor of his works, Conrad Gesner. Fourcroy suggested that ether was formed by the removal of water from ethanol, which Saussere (1807) and Gay-Lussac (1815) confirmed. Boullay discovered that a small amount of sulfuric acid ... More recently, we have seen highly publicized efforts to legitimize something like an enhanced Ethereum-like currency, most prominently Facebook’s Libra, which has the backing of a large number ... In an earlier article, Ethereum World News had stated that Ripple (XRP) had revived the Codius project simply because it was the same guys working on the project. However, Stefan Thomas, the former Chief Technology Officer at Ripple, now runs Coil and is the man behind the revival of the Codius Smart Contract project and not as earlier indicated.
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