Aeternity, a highly technologically innovative public blockchain, was launched in 2016 by German-born computer scientist Yanislav Malahov and team, and was publicly fundraised in 2017. The Aeternity main network was launched on November 28, 2018.
Aeternity has made many innovations in its functionality, including the bitcoin-NG protocol, stateful channels, smart contracts, and oracles.
AE is the native currency of Aeternity blockchain.
AE currently (February 10, 2019) market capitalization ranks around 50 global cryptocurrencies. Check: https://coinmarketcap.com/
The AE token was first released in the ERC20 token on Ethereum. With the Aeternity main online line, AE will gradually migrate to the main network and will be fully migrated after September 2019. Token migration official website: https://migrate.aeternity.com/