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

2 weeks ago 2 minute read raven $11.73 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...

What Is Metaverse (ETP)? - [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Metaverse]

3 weeks ago 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.51 tipped

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP - Price Prediction & Analysis November 2019

1 week ago 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $6.17 tipped

October brought some promise back into the overall cryptocurrency markets after the entire total market cap was able to grow by a total of $27 billion from $225 billion to $247 billion. This latest price jump came toward the end of October, saving th...

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2 weeks ago 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.17 tipped

There’s a phrase or two you’ll often hear in the crypto media: “it’s in its nascent stages”, “crypto is still maturing”, “the market is still growing” - something to the effect of cryptocurrencies and blockchain networks needing time to grow and blos...

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

6 days ago 4 minute read starthere $6.11 tipped

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What is Qtum (QTUM)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding QTUM]

1 week ago 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $5.96 tipped

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Shocking Github Data Reveals the True State of Many Blockchain Projects

3 weeks ago 2 minute read Mappo $5.47 tipped

Over $700 million is sitting in dead projects It is without a doubt that there are more projects than necessary listed on many sites such as coinmarketcap.com. The number of cryptocurrencies listed is just shy of 3,000 although many people rarely lo...

Maker DAO and finances within the Blockchain

2 weeks ago 4 minute read lenonmc21 $5.23 tipped

Did you know that with Maker DAO, the most important decentralized finance project of the whole ecosystem of block chains, you can freeze Ethereum and opt for a loan in DAI. DAI is a stable cryptomone that has its value tied to the dollar, this means...

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

23 hours ago 5 minute read starthere $4.84 tipped

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Who is involved in the development of Ethereum 2.0.?

1 day ago 3 minute read starke_kunst $3.64 tipped

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...