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.


Which cryptocurrency is worth investing in 2019?

25 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments orton65

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CryptoExchange OOOBTC. Overview.

25 May 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Aurum

  The development of new crypto-biology projects, the launch of ICO and Pre-mine for them, has become commonplace. And every new exchange is trying to create the kind that it offers its users something completely new. And these unique features are on...

📣 Ethan CEO of Crowdholding - Earn Crypto by giving feedback

24 May 2019 8 minute read 101 comments Cyril

Today the presentation is from Ethan the CEO of Crowdholding.com - Crowdholding is a marketplace connecting startups, projects, and businesses with the community, the crowd. People can get paid, in crypto, to help the different projects listed on th...

OPINION: I don't think this is the alt-season we all think it is.

22 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Lunar Express

Somebody asked me about my opinion on the long term price action of ETH/BTC so here it is: I think that the current price action is moving in a counter trend and that we will move back into the trend when it's done. Which means, I believe there is a...

Ethereum Foundation will invest USD 30 million in development until 2020

22 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Exe8422

  The Ethereum Foundation announced its financial plan until 2020, stating the destination of the funds it manages for the development of this block chain and its smart contracts. The foundation manages around 0.6% of the total circulating value of t...

Matic Network - Ethereum's Scaling Solution

21 May 2019 7 minute read 4 comments Mike Bateman

It’s been awhile since I last wrote an article and it seems fitting that I begin writing again with a true winner in Matic Network. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my articles this piece is intended to get you familiar with the project, wha...

Crypto Takes A GIANT Leap Forward... in Almost Total Silence! Starbucks, Whole Foods, Petco + More Accept It, Right NOW!

21 May 2019 4 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

[GlobalCryptoPress.com/San Francisco News Desk] Am I dreaming?  This can't be true.If major retailers were REALLY accepting cryptocurrencies - there wouldn't be a crypto message board, subreddit, or telegram channel where you could avoid hearing abou...

Cobinhood exchange - Exit Scammed it Looks

21 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments kingscrown

Cobinhood used to be a good exchange last year as they had huge differences for arbitrage. At some point they started removing pretty much all tokens and exchanges like Bibox and Bitforex got new traction due to them. At some point they had hardly an...

Technical Analysis 101: How to Identify Market Patterns

20 May 2019 2 minute read 5 comments pheonixdown-dee

  As I continue my mission to create a crypto 101 to allow mass adoption, a lot of people who read my previous articles (How to earn crypto without investing or mining and How to Create a Wallet with My Ether Wallet), wanted me to dip a little bit i...

🔥 WhatsApp can now send and receive Bitcoin

20 May 2019 1 minute read 1 comment 215

A service has been developed to enable WhatsApp users to send and receive crypto money via the messaging app. WhatsApp users can now send and receive crypto coins, such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, through the popular messaging platform through the Lite....