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.

Charity Works to support California Fire Foundation

22 Nov 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Art

Today Bernard Marx has launched a series of Photographs with all proceeds going to the CFF ( A few of the works are priced to give an idea of what we would want to be donating per piece. However, offers are welcom...

ETH and EOS Will Continue to Face Congestion Problems — This Project Won’t

21 Nov 2019 5 minute read 1 comment Sal Miah

Protocol congestion is a perennial problem in the blockchain ecosystem. Various measures have been implemented to avert congestion, but most struggle to offer a long-term solution.   Protocols have tried increasing their block size to increase the nu...

SECBIT Delivers a Security Audit Report for Loopring Protocol 3.0

21 Nov 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Loopring

After three months of code review and analysis, SECBIT Labs has just finished its Security Audit Report for Loopring Protocol 3.0 beta3. We cannot wait to share the report with our community and would also like to take the opportunity to comment on s...


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Crypto Influencer Joseph Lubin: What You Need to Know

21 Nov 2019 4 minute read 0 comments

Joseph Lubin is one of the eight founders of Ethereum, the blockchain-based, open-source platform, as well as the founder of ConsenSys, a blockchain software technology company based in Brooklyn, New York that builds decentralized applications on Eth...

Tron Can Dethrone Ethereum!!!

20 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments andreaskanel

  According to Udi Wertheimer, a very famous Bitcoin developer believes that Tron can overcome Ethereum by a lot of reasons like the aggressive marketing, the transactions speed and many other features.     It is common truth that Tron has a lot of...

BTC & ETH/USD updates !

20 Nov 2019 1 minute read 1 comment CryptoSwitzerland

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. The New Algorithms of Total Control.

20 Nov 2019 25 minute read 2 comments Anonymous

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. The New Algorithms of Total Control.  Has Bitcoin simply become a mental training exercise to get us used to the idea of Electronic Money? What are the Biggest lies being put out by the Big Banks and Governments?  The...

The transition to Ethereum 2.0: how would it happen?

20 Nov 2019 1 minute read 2 comments starke_kunst

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin tried to dispel community doubts about the long-term future of the platform by shedding light on some details of the upcoming transition from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and the final transition to Eth...

The Rise of Coworking Spaces

20 Nov 2019 3 minute read 2 comments pheonixdown-dee

  When you think of a freelancer, you often think of a home office. Allowing you to schedule your day and give yourself flexible hours. But then again, it’s not for all people. Some can get “cabin fever.” This is why we are seeing a rise in co-worki...