Ethereum (ETH)

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Ethereum (ETH) is a decentralized computing platform founded by Vitalik Buterin 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 story of why Bitcoin and Ethereum forked; and why EOS can't.

6 days ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $6.70 tipped

A time not long ago The year is 2009, and just as the year was starting Bitcoin is born on 3 January. Its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first block containing a reward of 50 bitcoins. This genesis block had a message embedded on it reading 'The...

New Trend in Crypto Space? Here's Where The Big Money is Shifting

6 days ago 1 minute read Ed-california $4.62 tipped

A new report released by Outlier Ventures, published on August 13, shows a new trend emerging in the crypto space: development and focus seems to be shifting from the use of cryptocurrencies to its use in convergence applications. The report, called...

First Look into RealT

6 days ago 7 minute read TwiceCrypto $3.83 tipped

Investing in Real Estate is one of the most popular ways to grow your money as long term investors look to options in the property market for building their wealth. Not only does it generate rental income which is an additional revenue stream, the va...

Blockthane's CryptantCrab PSA #2

3 hours ago 1 minute read Blockthane $0.05 tipped

Who knew getting crabs can be so exciting? The tournament is coming up with 33 ETH to be won.  As a new player, you should have already gotten your 2 crabs if you're looking to enter. If you haven't, read PSA #1 to see which kind of crabs are best fo...

The meaning of cryptocurrency in everyday life

4 hours ago 2 minute read nervi $0.06 tipped

We hear about cryptocurrencies on a daily basis in various sources of information. It appears in newspapers, television and of course on the internet. Let's think about whether at this moment cryptocurrencies make sense and are valuable in our lives?...

AIGO Ecosystem and Platform: Integrating Blockchain into e-Commerce!

10 hours ago 2 minute read nejibens $0.07 tipped

AIGO is one of the most useful startup projects nowadays, because its concept is attractive, and its coming platform is expected to be largely needed by the crypto community in the near future. Let's explain this project a little bit more in this art...

Telx launched worlds first crypto backed sim wallet

19 hours ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.05 tipped

Cryptocurrency backed mobile and tele communications company telx technologies announced launch of first cryptocurrency backed sim card that will send transition to other users thru Sms. According to a medium post of telx technologies the sim card ca...

Halving Litecoin, what's going on? (future price analysis)

22 hours ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.26 tipped

The Halving of Litecoin (that is the halving of the reward for the miners), was the great event of this summer 2019; practically all the websites, both in the sector and in the generalist ones, have given coverage to the news and the promises of phar...

24/08/2019 Price Update: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litcoin, OX(ZRX), STEEM, Steem Base Dollars (SBD), Basic Attention Token, Bitshare, PVT (pivot coin), DAI, XRP, EOS

23 hours ago 1 minute read Danoskie $0.14 tipped

  Hello,How is you day going?It's another edition of DAILY CRYPTOS PRICE UPDATE.Today: 24/08/2019NB: The prices of these cryptos are based on the time I posted this post. Only one of them is a stable coin which is DAI.Sources: Binance, Coinbase and P...

What is Zcash (ZEC)?

1 day ago 1 minute read nervi $0.41 tipped

Open source project of payment network based on blockchain with own currency? Before you - Zcash The project is being developed by the American company Zerocoin Electric Coin Company with a patent for the name and logo of Zcash. The company's CEO is...

VideoCoin - Using Blockchain to Solve Video Encoding & Content Distribution

1 day ago 2 minute read LiteLiger $0.35 tipped

Using Blockchain to Solve Video Encoding & Content Distribution Today i want to share couple of words about Videocoin (VID) a multipurpose coin that is going to change how things are done in terms of Content Distribution, Online video encoding and a...

How to Earn High Profits by Bounty Hunting?

1 day ago 2 minute read nejibens $0.20 tipped

Nowadays, earning some profit by bounty hunting is not an easy mission, because there are so many scams among the ICO/IEO projects, and you are risking to waste your valuable time and effort to get worthless tokens, or to get scammed after long weeks...

My review site project where you take part! (crypto only)

1 day ago 1 minute read Cal_tv93 $0.17 tipped

So there are so many sites out there reviewing different crypto projects and even scam investing sites, but none of them let the reader write their own review of the listed company. I want to change that and even tho that the site is now I'm working...