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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.


Bear market; a long-lasting test?

23 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Dzoelx

You saw those red candles, right? They could get ugly, very ugly and this is the actual time they get too bad. 2021 was the prove that investing in cryptocurrency can be life-changing, 2022 is otherwise. Anyways it isn't actually a prove that invest...

How I'm supplementing my Crypto income

19 Sep 2022 3 minute read 2 comments Suerte Panda

Bienvenidos mis ositos, tu siempre eres mis queridos! (Welcome back little bears you are always my dears!) Crypto winters suck don’t they? This time last year I was having the time of my life. Visiting Latin American cities, making new friends, and d...

The mood is easing after a detailed breakdown of the data bitmap that would influence a rate rise before November — 2022/09/23

23 Sep 2022 8 minute read 0 comments CryptEducator

With the end of the September interest rate hike and the terminal interest rate trend brought by the dot-matrix, risk market sentiment continued to be positive. With the closing of US stocks in the early morning hours, the BTC and ETH, driven by the...

How to Build Own "ETH 2.0" Pledge Node

20 Sep 2022 2 minute read 0 comments CryptEducator

I see a lot of little friends are very interested in #ETH's POS pledge, and let's talk about this topic tonight. The first step is to understand what kind of pledge you want to choose. The first two types of pledges are not so different, they both ne...

5 Sites You Should Check Out if You Love Cryptocurrencies

24 Sep 2022 2 minute read 4 comments Blockchain Dude

Cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm and they’re not stopping any time soon. This digital currency revolution is here to stay, which is fantastic news for anyone who has even the slightest interest in investing. If you’re new to this space,...

stakefish Ethereum Validator in Turmoil as Amazon Hack Results in $235,000 Stolen

24 Sep 2022 4 minute read 7 comments Allen Taylor

stakefish, one of Ethereum’s largest validators, is in a state of turmoil after 25 percent of its employees depart. How to run an Ethereum validator. The Merge was a day of excitement in more than one way, as the stakefish story shows. An Amazon ha...

Significant Push Has Been Made in the Crypto Regulation Legislation

23 Sep 2022 3 minute read 1 comment Cje95

If I were, to sum up, this year when it came to crypto legislation or regulation I would have to chalk it up to a huge L overall. We had not only a ton of boneheaded Congressional comments to work through but anytime any decent legislation was propos...

Red Hot Crypto Peppers

24 Sep 2022 2 minute read 5 comments Suerte Panda

Bienvenidos mis ositos, tu siempre eres mis queridos! (Welcome back little bears you are always my dears!) How long, how long will I slide? Well, separate my side I don't, I don't believe it's bad Slittin' my throat, it's all I ever I heard your voic...

Gods Unchained - An introduction and my thoughts on the game

20 Sep 2022 6 minute read 9 comments Patch

I have for a little over a week been playing some Goods Unchained. A Play 2 Earn card game that takes some familiar aspects and gives them enough of a twist. Enough so that it still feels familiar yet new. Also worth noting is there is no cost to ent...

The 5 Worst Cryptocurrency Investing Mistakes You Could Make

20 Sep 2022 4 minute read 1 comment Blockchain Dude

Cryptocurrencies have been captivating the world with their potential for disruption and revolution. While there are many benefits of investing in cryptocurrencies, it can also be a trap for newbies who aren’t well-versed in the space. Cryptocurrenci...