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.

Loopring Bi-Weekly Update — 11/03/2019

6 Nov 2019 4 minute read 2 comments Loopring

Note: all our blog posts and updates are released on our website as well — Research & Development Protocol We have been preparing the multiparty computation ceremony required for Loopring 3.0’s...

An Important Update on LRC’s Long-Term Incentive Program

6 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Loopring

On August 30, 2017, we kicked off the Long-Term Incentive Program (LTIP) to reward LRC’s long-term holders. The lock held for 18 months minimum, and thus participants have been able to withdraw from the LTIP since February 22, 2019. As of today, ther...

Ron Paul Promotes Bitcoin

6 Nov 2019 1 minute read 1 comment kingscrown

Ron Paul is a politican but if we read more, hes way more than this. He is articles author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985,...

Review of the Cent platform – Gamification of social media

5 Nov 2019 9 minute read 0 comments Cryptodeepdive

    In the last couple of weeks, I have been reviewing cryptocurrencies that try to do things differently and have been working throughout the long outdrawn bear market to actually deliver on their promises. One of the things that really stand out t...

The Blockburn DApp in beta testing is available.

5 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

The Blockburn DApp in Beta version is available to download and test it. The testnet tokens can be found at TG room ask any admin at the Room and after download it you can test the wallet and stake $BURN DApp. The Blockburn Project is the first defla...

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

5 Nov 2019 6 minute read 1 comment Mr.CryptoWiki

Distributed Ledger Technologies have promised much in the way of revolutionizing existing industries, but resolution of the technical challenges, a preliminary step before the mass adoption of technology, has burst the bubble of overly enthusiastic p...

The Beginners Guide

5 Nov 2019 9 minute read 0 comments CEDCryptoCoin

The Beginners Guide In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about Tewkenaire, its mechanics, and how to start your endless faucet of TRX gains using the smart contract.   Smart Contract?   A smart contract is a pi...

Update on BTC, ETH and XRP

5 Nov 2019 1 minute read 3 comments CryptoSwitzerland

This is only a short update that was sent today on my open Telegram channel. Subscribe there if you want more or if you got any questions, advices, remarks.  Next big article will follow here as soon as one of those bad boys enters a major move.  B...

Dolomite Launching Limit Order Margin Trading on Friday

5 Nov 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Dolomite

We’re excited to announce that this Friday the 8th margin trading will go live on Dolomite! At launch you will be able to open leveraged short or long positions on our ETH/DAI trading pair, with more pairs to come in the future. DEX margin trading ma...

Unibright - 4th of November 2019 - Clients, Ethereum Mainnet Initiative, Decentralized Oracles

4 Nov 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Dan

The Unibright CTO Stefan Schmidt aims to post an update each week in the official Unibright telegram to keep the community informed. Here is this week's update: 4th of November 2019 - Clients, Ethereum Mainnet Initiative, Decentralized Oracles ht...