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.


Coding your first smart contract using Remix IDE Ethereum and Solidity

18 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment BtcSapiens

Maybe you know this great tool, especially useful to learn about smart contracts, but also to create them, we are talking about REMIX, with this application you will get an opensource Integrated Development Environment (IDE) ideal to start creating s...

Just one coin short of whats needed to withdraw

18 Jun 2019 1 minute read 12 comments Solominer

Maybe because I signed up in the middle of the Bounty0x payment cycle I didnt get many, but I am just one BNTY short of withdraw.. Hah well there goes $0.40 I wont be getting.   I think Publish0x is a unique platform, so I guess I just need to be awa...

STEEM/ETH chart analysis

18 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Emad

hodling altcoins? don't miss the chance to make them make you richer! just holding crypto can make you a better off in future, but trading cross-coins can make you even better! I'm just expressing my thoughts on STEEMETH here, not a financial advise...

ERC-1155 Officially Recognised by Ethereum & Why This is Important

18 Jun 2019 4 minute read 4 comments egamersio

Another great day for Enjin Coin as Ethereum adopts the ERC-1155 Multi Token Standard. The hard work Enjin and the incredible community, devoted to developing the most innovative Token Standard will live forever on the Ethereum blockchain as it’s now...

Update 11: Cats cryptocurrency prediction experiment!

17 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Piet246

After a week that was mostly positive I will give an other update of the prediction of Dikke Streep my cat. The expiment was as followed. I put 5 physical coins of cryptocurrency in front of the cat. He chose Ethereum with his paw. Updated results so...

Ethereum 2.0 Gets A Launch Date

16 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment bitcoinflood

We thought maybe we would get it this year however sadly that will not be the case. Ethereum 2.0 was originally thought to be released towards the end of this year. However as you can see we are already half way through the year (where the heck that...

使用 Etherscan 追蹤某個地址的交易紀錄並獲取通知

16 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments trleee

Etherscan 有個很實用的功能 Watch List ,訂閱某個地址後,每當有任何交易,就會寄 Email 通知。 首先登入帳號後來這裡,點擊 Add New Address ,輸入地址、描述及通知方式,完成後再點擊 Edit 設定細項。       Disable Email Notifications關閉 Email 通知Notify...

Synthetix for Dummies

15 Jun 2019 8 minute read 12 comments TwiceCrypto

I was researching about decentralized finance when I first came across Synthetix from a tweet from @DegenSpartan. (Learned a lot from his views/knowledge about DeFi & Synthetix - definitely worth the follow!) It was really difficult to comprehend the...

Ethereum to Partner with Amazon- A Long Awaited Cryprocurrency Catalyst

14 Jun 2019 1 minute read 4 comments BitcoinCrazy

Ethereum to Partner with Amazon- A Long Awaited Cryprocurrency Catalyst Ethereum has had an amazing year.  While Bitcoin has surged 50%, Ethereum has more than doubled to $260, and has retaken the #2 cryptocurrency spot from Ripple's XRP.  Ethereum m...

Ethereum DeFi dApps Reign Supreme

14 Jun 2019 5 minute read 8 comments Rekt

There's an article on CoinTelegraph, that's trying to figure out why so many DeFi (or decentralized finance) coins, applications, and dApps are making use of Ethereum. And I think for people that are in the space, it's very clear. The ERC-20 backend...