Ethereum (ETH) News, Price Predictions, Opinions and Analyses Created by Users

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.


More Compound (COMP) added to Coinbase Earn - Upto $50

15 Oct 2020 2 minute read 61 comments Mynima

Introduction Just another a quick public service announcement update today, thanks to SugarFix for letting me know about this one. A while back now Coinbase Earn gave us an intro to the Compound (COMP) token and platform. This appears to be an extens...

I will buy ethereum instead of Bitcoin. Here’s why.

30 Sep 2020 4 minute read 32 comments Dzoelx

A glance at the charts shows you two glowing cryptocurrency assets – bitcoin and ethereum. Sitting at the first and second position, bitcoin and ethereum has dominated modern cryptocurrency markets. Both playing important roles in the growth of block...

September Publish0x Ambassadors Leaderboards Contest Completed: Another $160 in ETH Paid Out!

21 Oct 2020 1 minute read 17 comments Igor Tomić

Wooohooo... our ambassadors have once again done a great job in September, and it's time to distribute the rewards to those who have gotten the best results. Thank you to all of you who have referred your friends, family, or suggested to new users to...

Ethereum 2.0 Will be Here for X-Mas, Yet The Price Doesn't Reflect That.

13 Oct 2020 5 minute read 15 comments CryptoChartWizard91

Judging from the recent success of the latest Ethereum 2.0 Testnet - dubbed Zinken - it seems that there is a possibility that we might be getting ETH 2.0 as a Christmas present this year! The Zinken testnet, birthed from a failure of the previous Sp...

Crypto debit cards: an overview and comparison of existing options

3 Oct 2020 7 minute read 31 comments piliz

You might have heard of the MCO Visa card, or the Uphold card, but these are not the only options available if you want to seamlessly spend your crypto coins when you go shopping. I have gathered a list of the main cards that allow you to do so, thei...

PayPal goes crypto: How big is this exactly?

23 Oct 2020 4 minute read 10 comments Dzoelx

Source The biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization – bitcoin took a huge leap and blazed through $12, 000 and had its sight set on $13,000 with the news of getting listed on the world’s most reputable international money transfer service, Pay...

Introducing Charged Particles

22 Oct 2020 4 minute read 16 comments benlakoff

Although this is an “Introducing Charged Particles” piece, we’ve actually been quietly working behind the scenes on this for nearly a year now. Charged Particles was started in January 2020 as a protocol fusing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-F...

How Much Ethereum Should You Own!?

1 Oct 2020 3 minute read 7 comments johnwege

Ethereum; the second largest cryptocurrency in-terms of market cap, and perhaps the largest in-terms of use and adoption.  I believe everyone should have some ETH in their portfolio, but what is the right amount? And does owning ETH have the potentia...

The ECB prepares its "digital euro".

3 Oct 2020 4 minute read 21 comments Roberto D.

Central banks have been thinking about this for quite some time. A digital currency under their control that pushes the countless electronic currencies that have proliferated over the last decade to the margins. A day ago, the European Central Bank a...

ETHwriter: Coinbase Earn Targets Mobile Smart-Contracts with Compound

17 Oct 2020 4 minute read 36 comments Thomas Wolf

Coinbase has just launched another opportunity to earn $10 to $53 USD in free Compound (COMP) by demonstrating a smart-contract setup in Coinbase Wallet mobile app linked to Coinbase accounts.“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I wor...