Ethereum (ETH) News, Price Predictions, Opinions and Analyses Created by Users

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.


The Most Common Bitcoin Mistake

16 Jan 2021 3 minute read 33 comments johnwege

Most everyone in the cryptocurrency markets has made a fair share of mistakes; myself included. But there is one easily avoidable stake that most of us have probably made at some point or another.  By avoiding this mistake it will guarantee that your...

Ethereum, ETH, and the "World Computer" Explained for Beginners

20 Jan 2021 4 minute read 12 comments The Part Time Economist

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17 Jan 2021 3 minute read 54 comments Smoljanović

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19 Jan 2021 3 minute read 14 comments johnwege

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Ethereum Gas Prices Suck! What Can You Do About It Now?

21 Jan 2021 3 minute read 25 comments Mark Anstead

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17 Jan 2021 4 minute read 24 comments Steven_BA

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Top Things You Should Know About Ethereum (ETH)

7 Aug 2020 11 minute read 424 comments MuyAsk

Hey guys :) I’m back with another comprehensive Q&A piece, this time for the leading open-source platform for decentralized applications – Ethereum (ETH). Ethereum is a decentralized smart contract computing platform that enables developers to build...

TrustSwap - Low Cost Escrow Services on the Ethereum Blockchain

16 Jan 2021 4 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

TrustSwap is the Ethereum based SmartLock, SmartSwap, SwapDrop blockchain-powered escrow service developed by Uptrennd founder Jeff Kirdeikis. In this post, I will try to explain what problems TrustSwap solves, how it works, some of the advantages th...

DeFi 2.0 on Tezos: DAO Baker - part 1

18 Jan 2021 5 minute read 10 comments Allen Walters

This article was first published on XTZ.news. I will be posting my articles there and with a few days delay, I will post here on Publish0x. For all Tezos news you can follow me here, or follow @XTZNews on twitter for more content. This first introduc...

My Latest ETH Passive Income Stream

18 Jan 2021 1 minute read 10 comments Sapphire

Giving Birth To A New Stream Creating Passive Crypto Income Streams is something I have been heavily engaged in for a number of years, although 2020 was the year I began to gain significant traction, as well as seeing the fruits of my work and resear...