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 $6.87 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 $4.75 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 $3.95 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...

With Vitalik Admitting Ethereum's Blockchain Is Clogged Up More Investors Will Look For Alternatives Such as IOTA 

4 days ago 3 minute read Ra.Tomps $3.40 tipped

Let me start by stating I have been a very long-term DIE HARD Ethereum fan throughout the ages! When Ethereum hit the cryptocurrency industry, not many people could even understand why this “OS” type blockchain will be sooooooo important to the overa...

ETH Hovers Above $200 - Last Moment To Buy At This Price?

5 days ago 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $3.14 tipped

Ethereum has seen a nice 3.77% price rebound over the past 24 hours which has allowed the price for the cryptocurrency to rise back above the $200 level once again! Ethereum had been struggling this past month after dropping by a total of 14% over th...

Security Tokens vs. Utility Tokens: What are the Differences?

1 day ago 5 minute read MintDice $2.10 tipped

Blockchains are proving to be incredibly useful, and are estimated to reach a market size of more than $7 billion by 2024 according to Grandview Research. They are also set to drive many operations that were seen as inefficient in the past. Although...

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4 days ago 1 minute read CryptantCrab $1.78 tipped

With the tournament in sight, we are offering valuable discounts for all players. In particular, our Starter Pack will be going on sale for 0.1490 ETH, which includes 2 crabs, Double EXP, x4 Daily Rewards, and 3 Extra Team Slots!   The First Cryptant...

Unofficial Gods Unchained Weekly Recap (Aug 9th-16th)

1 week ago 3 minute read CryptozNewb $1.17 tipped

Welcome the the first (and hopefully not the last), of the Unofficial Gods Unchained weekly recap. The Gods Unchained beta is humming along nicely. You can find a match at any time of the day. The team has been hard at work, providing regular back-en...

Gods Unchained: Claim Your Tokens in This Paid to Play Paradise!

1 day ago 7 minute read Rukka Nova $0.92 tipped

Introduction and Thank You Note Hello everyone. Today I'm going to talk about Gods Unchained, a really cool game reminiscent of Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering that I got to know through @acidyo. First of all, thank you @acidyo for letting me kn...

BitMovio - Video Platform that Pays for Watching

1 week ago 1 minute read LiteLiger $0.87 tipped

BitMovio - Video Platform that Pays for Watching Today i want to talk about Bitmovio a platform that is currently on BETA, so everything you will be seeing here today is an unfinished product and not in many ways finalized.  By watching videos on th...