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.

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12 Nov 2019 5 minute read 3 comments starthere

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

12 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

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...

Cryptocurrencies: Chinese CBDC could be issued within the first few months of 2020

12 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Jack Lee, managing director of HCM Capital, said in an interview with CNBC published today, that the Chinese central bank will issue its CBDC within two or three months and that this tool will be used to further strengthen the monitoring of capital f...

China recognizes bitcoin as the first successful application of blockchain technology

12 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

In recent weeks we are witnessing a radical reversal in China's approach to Bitcoin; after hastily backtracking on mining, which went from being a company to be suppressed to the status of strategic industry for the country, today the Xinhua News Age...

(IJCH) The King is Dead, Long Live the King (or Why "The Flippening" King may NOT be Ethereum)

12 Nov 2019 3 minute read 1 comment JaiChai

Source   Source IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (meaning: My warped, personal opinions and musings) Source (Base Source) From the Author: Salutations. I am JaiChai. And if I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you before, I'm delighted to make your acqu...

Cardano To The Moon Launching Stake Platform!!!

11 Nov 2019 1 minute read 1 comment andreaskanel

  Great news for Cardano since another part of the Shelley phase will begin very soon at the moment at 12 of November starting the Testnet and if it’s succesfull the staking program will launch. The users of Incentivized Test-net, will be able to ear...

New notes in Tom Badley DAI Series!

11 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Art

  📯NEW NOTES from Tom Badley DAI banknote Harriet Tubman on the 50! Priced at face value 👇 https://opensea.io/assets/0x677d8fe828fd7143ff3cee5883b7fc81e7c2de60/710 ☝️ Also released 100 DAI featuring Samuel Slater. Slater was an early English-Ame...

DAOWallet FAQ

11 Nov 2019 3 minute read 0 comments DAOBet

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Who is involved in the development of Ethereum 2.0.?

11 Nov 2019 3 minute read 4 comments starke_kunst

There are four stages in the development of the Ethereum network: Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis, and Serenity. Serenity (Ethereum 2.0) should be the final system upgrade as the entire network moves from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. Today the ne...

Tunisia: its national currency is on the blockchain platform, the E-Dinar is born

11 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

The Russian news agency Tass, with an article dated last November 7th, confirmed that Tunisia is the first country in the world that is moving money management on the blockchain platform; this is of interest to the Russians because it will be a Russi...