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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Top Things You Should Know About Ethereum (ETH)

7 Aug 2020 11 minute read 962 comments MuyAsk

Hey guys :) I’m back with another comprehensive Q&A piece, this time for the leading open-source platform for decentralized applications – Ethereum (ETH). Ethereum is a decentralized smart contract computing platform that enables developers to build...

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1 Nov 2022 2 minute read 74 comments KuCoin Blog

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KuCoin Introduces Zero-Fees for Trading BTC and ETH

13 Oct 2022 3 minute read 30 comments KuCoin Blog

KuCoin Introduces Zero-Fees for Trading BTC and ETH As we celebrate KuCoin’s fifth anniversary, we are removing trading fees on nine popular BTC and ETH spot trading pairs. The limited-time offer of zero KuCoin fees will give our users an exciting op...

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11 Dec 2022 3 minute read 14 comments johnwege

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3 Feb 2023 6 minute read 3 comments StealthEX

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5 Dec 2022 3 minute read 15 comments johnwege

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ETH vs. SOL: Key Differences Between Ethereum and Solana

24 Aug 2023 7 minute read 19 comments StealthEX

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24 Dec 2022 5 minute read 20 comments StealthEX

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13 Apr 2023 2 minute read 13 comments johnwege

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How Much Ethereum Do You Need?

20 Nov 2022 4 minute read 17 comments johnwege

When it comes to cryptocurrency, there is only one purpose that you need to have. To accumulate as much Bitcoin and Ethereum as you possibly can. These two coins are considered the only two real “blue-chip” assets in this market, and most of the rest...