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.


The bakkt CEO, the well-known bitcoin futures platform, vying to become a US senator

2 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

While the institutional interest in Bitcoin continues to grow and, consequently, the Bakkt platform continues to grind record (the last one on November 28th with a whopping 42.5mln dollars in 24 hours) a new news has ignited the enthusiasm of the com...

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Tutorial: How to claim free $HEX with Ledger Nano?

1 Dec 2019 2 minute read 5 comments Mr. Sloth

If you held some btc on the 2nd of December 2019 you can still claim your free hex token.  What is HEX? HEX is an ERC20 token on the Ethereumnetwork issued by Richard Heart. He claims to build a new cryptocurrency but basically it is just an smar...

I earned more BAT on one post than a month of Brave Browser usage on Publish0x

1 Dec 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Solominer

I have been cross posting my content on Publish0x for a few months now. I usually get a few dozen views and make less than 10 cents a post. But the community really liked my Bear Sculpture post. I made 8x more than usually, which was 80 cents. That 8...

Price analysis 1, Dec Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash.

1 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments haidernasir

Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, XRP and BCH has lost more than 3% in their price in the previous 24 hours. Here the price analysis of five cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin is at $7,328.70 with a loss of -5.09% in its price in the previous 24 hours....

Scalability, decentralization, security: the cryptocurrency trilemma explained in the BlockShow

1 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Speaking at BlockShow Asia in 2019, which we have already dealt with on several occasions, Xinxi Wang, director of the Litecoin Foundation, returned to the age-old question known as the "scalability trilemma"; without going too far we explain that a...

Policing Our Own Community As a Tool to Prevent Government Interference via Cryptocurrency Regulations

30 Nov 2019 5 minute read 1 comment bettercallpaul

Policing Our Own Community As a Tool to Prevent Government Interference via Cryptocurrency Regulations A Novel Approach By W. Paul Alexander for  BetterCallPaulTV      The Problem The imminent collision with the giant train that is the United State...

Cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith arrested, his fault being attending a conference on ethereum

30 Nov 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

The arrest took place on Thursday, but the news began to spread only yesterday following the official confirmations released by the US authorities; Virgil Griffith, a US citizen but long-time resident of Singapore, a well-known hacker and developer o...

What is Birdchain.io?

30 Nov 2019 1 minute read 3 comments jordanjnr

Please if you find this post interesting entertaining or educative kindly leave a tip down below to support my work. Thanks and to the moon! Wait,who? What the heck is birdchain.io? Well,bird chain.io is a Dapp built on the Ethereum Blockchain that r...

Price analysis 30, Nov Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash.

30 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments haidernasir

Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and XRP has gained more than 2% in their prices, while BCH has lost almost 1% in its price in the previous 24 hours. Here a price analysis of five cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin is at $7,744.83 with a gain of 2.87%...