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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The Big Questions for Bitcoin and Crypto on the Horizon

24 Jun 2022 5 minute read 4 comments johnwege

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Setting Yourself Up For Success During Bitcoin Bear Markets

22 Jun 2022 4 minute read 1 comment johnwege

Most people people think that people become rich by making the right decisions during the bull market.  Getting into the right coins, having perfect timing, making the perfect trade and the list goes on.  But, people who have been into crypto for a w...

What is happening Across the Bridge: Episode 3 - Across v2 Launch

25 Jun 2022 4 minute read 1 comment PVMihalache

The launch of Across V2 was one of the biggest events of 2022, and the migration was spectacular! The goal was to make Across easy to use, and the pre-launch campaign answered any questions about the migration and future plans. One of the main aspect...

What Montezuma’s Revenge can teach us about crypto winter

23 Jun 2022 3 minute read 5 comments Suerte Panda

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The best investment advice anybody can give you

23 Jun 2022 3 minute read 4 comments The Crazy Dude

Hey, I'm here again! Yes, the crazy dude who writes stuff on the internet! Do not forget to follow all my advice if you want to lose your wife because you have put the rent money in "coins that are worth cents but can be worth thousands of dollars"...

Uniswap Fees Overtake Ethereum Fees; Moody's Downgrades Coinbase

24 Jun 2022 3 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

Uniswap has surpassed Ethereum in network fees. Harmony was hacked and thieves got away with $100 million in ETH, and Optimism lost 20 million tokens in Interlayer snafu. A new Chainalysis report shows that, despite an increase in Layer 1 blockchains...

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23 Jun 2022 3 minute read 5 comments TheCryptoCurator

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How Can Uniswap (UNI) V3 Continue to Make Money in a Bear Market??

23 Jun 2022 5 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Beginner's Guide to Metamask

20 hours ago 2 minute read 0 comments AndrewCF

  There are a number of wallets out there which you can use for Ethereum or ERC 20 tokens – that is to say tokens that run on the Ethereum network.  One of the simplest ones to use and familiarize yourself with is Metamask.  In addition to supporting...

Bitcoin, Ethereum Electricity Consumption Nose Dives

22 hours ago 2 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

Ethereum’s electricity consumption dives 50 percent. Bitcoin’s electricity consumption took a nose dive, too. Ethereum miners are reporting less profitability in recent months. A Chinese newspaper warns that bitcoin will fall to zero. Is bitcoin dead...