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.


Cardano vs. Ethereum 2.0: Key Differences and Which Is Better?

23 Feb 2024 3 minute read 3 comments Guarda Wallet

Cardano and Ethereum are opposite blockchains, but they continue to be compared. The reason is that Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson was also instrumental in the birth of Ethereum. Another reason is that both blockchains thrive on their smart contra...

Crypto Dilemma: To Cash Out or HODL on the Forever Train?

24 Feb 2024 2 minute read 4 comments johnwege

Most of us joined the cryptocurrency market with hopes of making money and changing our lives financially. However, the longer that you have been investing in the market, you will learn that there is a stigma against selling your crypto. Once you hav...

DeFi 102: Real-world Assets (RWAs) Pros and Cons

22 Feb 2024 4 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Modular VS. Monolithic Blockchains

24 Feb 2024 2 minute read 1 comment Ether Crunch

Monolithic Blockchains: All tasks are carried out in a single layer. Nodes in these layers carry out all processes: validating transactions, executing consensus, etc. Additionally, all transaction data is stored on this layer, making it a full...

Will Liquity's New Model Change the Stablecoin Game?

23 Feb 2024 3 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Don’t Make This Crypto Mistake: The #1 Regret That’ll Haunt You!

21 Feb 2024 2 minute read 2 comments johnwege

The longer you are in the cryptocurrency market, the more you begin to realize that everyone has much more in common than they originally thought. We are all on the same journey, but just at different points on that journey. Some have already made it...

Everything About Account Abstraction: VeChain smart wallets launch, Polygon’s zkEVM prover, Plena’s crypto custody, Ethereum gas fees surge

22 Feb 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Pillar

We are welcoming you to our weekly digest! Here, we discuss the latest trends and advancements in account abstraction, as well as bring some insights from Etherspot’s kitchen. Please fasten your belts! VeChain introduces programmable smart contract w...

How To Invest in Scroll Before Token Launch

23 Feb 2024 1 minute read 1 comment Cryptofab

Okay, confess: I have a soft spot for anything with a hint of gamification. So when I stumbled upon the Rhino Run on Scroll, my inner explorer did a little jig. This isn't just any points-chasing game, though. It's a way to invest in a new Ethereum l...

Is Ethena A "Stablecoin"? And Should You Avoid It Like the Plague?

23 hours ago 6 minute read 0 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Uniswap at a Crossroads: How Voters Could Shape the Future of a DeFi Pioneer

23 Feb 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

For those new to the space, Uniswap is a decentralized exchange, or DEX, built on Ethereum. A DEX allows people to swap cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens without needing a middleman, instead using smart contracts that match buyers and...