Ethereum (ETH)

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Ethereum (ETH) is a decentralized computing platform founded by Vitalik ButerinCharles Hoskinson, and many others. Development began in 2014, with the official release occurring in mid-2015. Described by Buterin as a decentralized computing platform, Ethereum is a more wide-ranging application of the Decentralized Ledger Technology pioneered by Bitcoin

Ethereum was designed with the intention of having a scripting language for application development, which Bitcoin lacks. Dapps (decentralized apps)  are now some of the most intense research and development areas in the digital currency space. As mentioned by Buterin, Ethereum trades some security for versatility, though the development team is working extensively on improving security and scalability. 

Though it does take inspiration from Bitcoin, it differs in many ways. One notable difference is that the consensus mechanism algorithm gives ASICs less of an advantage. Block times range from 10 - 15 seconds as opposed to Bitcoin’s 10 minutes. One notable incident in Ethereum’s history occurred in 2016, when a smart contract flaw resulted in the theft of approximately $50 million worth of Ether. This subsequently resulted in a hard fork, splitting the Ethereum blockchain in Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Ethereum itself, like Bitcoin, has inspired many projects, including rival platforms that seek to address the shortcomings of Ethereum. These platforms include EOS and Tron, which at the moment are its two closest competing platforms. Ethereum’s purpose of creating a platform for decentralized applications is its most vaunted aspect, as dapps are widely considered to bring the next era of adoption as specific, well-developed and user friendly crypto-based applications bring legitimacy to digital assets in the wider world.

In this tag, read Ethereum (ETH) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

ETH may have just entered the bullish zone (TA Master)

2 weeks ago 2 minute read raven $11.45 tipped

Ether (ETH) is selling at a very low price at the moment, at about half (186 USD) of its 2-year average price (362 USD). This is illustrated by the thick light blue line below. ETH price is half the 2-year average The 26 (blue) week MA is still abov...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Twenty-Two - Down 81%

6 days ago 4 minute read starthere $6.01 tipped

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EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Ten - UP 39%

15 hours ago 5 minute read starthere $4.56 tipped

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Will Bitcoin Run Start Soon?

3 hours ago 2 minute read Jtaxman $0.20 tipped

Bitcoin for the better part of the last few months has mostly traded pretty flat in a band between $8000-$11000. Currently it’s on the lower end of this range due to some uncertainty in the market. It also oddly enough seems to be following the world...

Cryptocurrencies: Tunisia denies its intention to issue its own CBDC shortly

5 hours ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.28 tipped

In the last few days, rumors had become more and more insistent that Tunisia was close to issuing its own CBDC (I talked about it in this article); these rumors had been confirmed in an article published by the Russian news agency Tass and had seemed...

China did 2 Huge Things For Bitcoin Now

5 hours ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.15 tipped

Damn this stuff looks amazing. Huge Article on the Frontpage of Chinese Media. Chinese state newspaper today (Xinhua) Bitcoin: The First Successful Application of Blockchain Technology Alibaba partners with Lolli If you never have better register t...

Ripple What do you need to know? [A Guide To Understanding Ripple]

5 hours ago 9 minute read DoRi $0.07 tipped

Image source Ripple (XRP) is a cryptocurrency, but slightly different from most digital currencies. Ripple is in the hands of one company. This makes the currency more centralized than other cryptocurrencies. Although Ripple is getting better known,...

The War Riders Weapon Sale is Live

6 hours ago 1 minute read egamersio $0.07 tipped

War Riders’ weapon sale is now available for everyone. The MMO blockchain game has made tremendous progress in the last months, and the alpha version of the game will begin shortly after the weapon sale. After completing some multiplayer action and t...

Exchange ERC-20 Tokens With Uniswap

8 hours ago 3 minute read The Part Time Economist $0.14 tipped

The Uniswap protocol is a decentralized exchange that allows users to easily exchange ERC-20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Uniswap offers many advantages over traditional centralized exchanges and does not require KYC verification, trading fees...

Road To Riches: The Ups and Downs Of Going All-In On Crypto

11 hours ago 2 minute read salahchiva $0.02 tipped

The guarantee of a troublesome, developing innovation that could totally supplant cash as we probably am aware it, caused an advanced age dash for unheard of wealth of speculators planning to become quite wealthy by purchasing crypto resources. One b...

Analyst: Ethereum Still on Track for Move to $260 as Network Activity Spikes

11 hours ago 1 minute read salahchiva $0.03 tipped

Ethereum has been intently following Bitcoin's value activity in the course of recent days and weeks, and this relationship has persevered when ETH dropped medium-term as BTC was met with critical selling pressure inside the lower-$9,000 locale, whic...

The binary blockchain receives the support of the Taiwanese giant of HTC smartphones

12 hours ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.09 tipped

EXODUS1, the first blockchain smartphone distributed by the Taiwanese giant HTC; today the company announced that with the launch of the next version the smartphone will be integrated with a chain binance to allow the exchange of cryptocurrencies and...

Ethereum: weekly market analysis (from 11/6 to 11/12 2019 on BTC / ETH pair)

16 hours ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.13 tipped

BTC / ETH a week of timid rises The week just ended was a week of gains for ETH, but the bulls' action was rather timid; on the 30D chart what we see is the same scenario that we reported last week, the price, after testing the R1, was reported near...