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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ETH may have just entered the bullish zone (TA Master)

2 weeks ago 2 minute read raven $11.76 tipped

Ether (ETH) is selling at a very low price at the moment, at about half (186 USD) of its 2-year average price (362 USD). This is illustrated by the thick light blue line below. ETH price is half the 2-year average The 26 (blue) week MA is still abov...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Twenty-Two - Down 81%

6 days ago 4 minute read starthere $6.12 tipped

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EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Ten - UP 39%

22 hours ago 5 minute read starthere $4.84 tipped

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Who is involved in the development of Ethereum 2.0.?

1 day ago 3 minute read starke_kunst $3.65 tipped

There are four stages in the development of the Ethereum network: Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis, and Serenity. Serenity (Ethereum 2.0) should be the final system upgrade as the entire network moves from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. Today the ne...

Build A Crypto based Republic: A Recipe (to Escape the Fiat Apocalypse)

4 days ago 19 minute read thunderboltkid $3.07 tipped

Yes it is possible.  The tools are all there.   The Design Goal? "If Grandma can't use it, you can't deploy it..."   The Recipe? 1- ADD - sovereign people with a clear political will AND a great vision of what their future prosperity, freedom and...

Is Alt-season here to stay.

2 days ago 2 minute read Conortrades1 $2.54 tipped

BTC/USD, XRP/BTC, XRP/USD, XRP/EUR. 10/11/2019 The Reversal head and shoulders pattern is one of the Best indicators to use to see a reversal trend in the Charts. Also if you break Major Support/Resistance line it is very very significant to its cont...

An Important Update on LRC’s Long-Term Incentive Program

1 week ago 1 minute read Loopring $2.17 tipped

On August 30, 2017, we kicked off the Long-Term Incentive Program (LTIP) to reward LRC’s long-term holders. The lock held for 18 months minimum, and thus participants have been able to withdraw from the LTIP since February 22, 2019. As of today, ther...

Exchange ERC-20 Tokens With Uniswap

15 hours ago 3 minute read The Part Time Economist $1.34 tipped

The Uniswap protocol is a decentralized exchange that allows users to easily exchange ERC-20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Uniswap offers many advantages over traditional centralized exchanges and does not require KYC verification, trading fees...

Loopring Starts zkSNARK Trusted Setup Multi-Party Computation Ceremony

5 hours ago 2 minute read Loopring $1.30 tipped

Headquarters for the ceremony is at https://loopring.org/#/ceremony, where participants and observers can keep up with the progress. This is the final step before the Loopring v3 beta will be used in production! Why is the ceremony necessa...

Upbit Lists EXCL Again + Tips

4 days ago 1 minute read exclusivecoin $1.13 tipped

We had a big cleanout in exchanges. CoinExchange died )sadly), CryptoBridge went scam (WTF), OpenLedger went scam long ago (WTF WTF). So we had just Bittrex for now since our launch (we had also Cryptys in 2014, went scam).   UpBit was clearing their...