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.

If You Are holding Ethereum, You Should Also Consider These 2 Cryptos

4 Jul 2019 3 minute read 9 comments Ravir3z

Ethereum is a worldwide decentralized computer. Or at least that’s what it’s trying to be. It has many competitors, most notably EOS and (dare I say it) TRON.  There’s a lot of development left before Ethereum reaches a new level of adoption, like th...

Why Don't You Just Marry XRP?

4 Jul 2019 2 minute read 16 comments kryptik

The crypto winter is (probably) over. Thank God. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the bull-tards are thawing out and swinging their dicks like giant clubs on the heads of the remnants of the bear market. They are gobbling up tokens like...

Kaspersky survey: interest in cryptocurrency is high, but in Italy only 8% know how it works

3 Jul 2019 3 minute read 3 comments Roberto D.

A new global Kaspersky research found that lack of understanding and trust prevents users from using cryptocurrencies. The Kasperky report 'Uncharted territory: why consumers are still wary about adopting cryptocurrency' reveals that despite 29% of p...

Earn INSTAR Tokens for Your Insights!

3 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments ronalddays

Insight Networks is a blockchain-based market research company giving organizations a secure and private way to exchange data with their target market using blockchain technology.    Not only that it aims to keep users' data safe, Insights Network i...

The future of the economy? Cryptocurrencies

2 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

How cryptocurrencies are changing the economic scenario During the first years of life, the cryptomones were systems that were an end in themselves, locked up in the digital system, they were limited to the exchange between users connected to the wor...

The Blockchain Case for "Separating Money from State"?

2 Jul 2019 10 minute read 0 comments Thunderboltkid

Say what? "Separate Money from State"?  It has already happened. The clear separation of "money from state" can be traced back to the Crypto market peak of December 2017. On world of finance is the state controlled fiat system. The other is "the shad...

Looking At The Upcoming Ethereum Proof Of Stake Upgrade

1 Jul 2019 1 minute read 6 comments Scott Cunningham

If you’ve tried utilizing Ethereum for anything lately you might notice that you cannot send transactions. What’s happening is that it’s in a “spec freeze” while the Ethereum 2.0 developers are making the final changes for the launch of phase 0 whic...

Update 13: Cats cryptocurrency prediction experiment!

1 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Piet246

After a week in which BTC skyrocketed to  13.800$ and came down to earth back to 10.500$. I will give an other update of the prediction of Dikke Streep my cat. The expiment was as followed. I put 5 physical coins of cryptocurrency in front of the cat...


30 Jun 2019 2 minute read 3 comments moneyafric

At present investment in property can be categorized as one of the most shining investment facilities. In recent years registered property investment has a higher return than deposits, precious metals or even stocks.   The reason for property investm...

Consensys, everything you need to get started building on Ethereum

30 Jun 2019 1 minute read 2 comments BtcSapiens

Hi Publish0x, I think I have found the right place to start learning some tools and languages ​​to create and develop applications in Ethereum. The website we are talking about is and you can find the main tools and learnin...