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.

Update 1: Cats cryptocurrency prediction experiment versus machine learning

11 Apr 2019 1 minute read 8 comments Piet246

After my first experiment which can read below i have a new idea for an experiment. I want to let Machine Learning predict the price of BTC based on the data of CoinMarketCap. CoinMarketCap has a free API which you can use to import the data. On my w...

Bringing Cryptocurrencies to Life: Bancor Network

10 Apr 2019 5 minute read 6 comments Niklas Spille-Scheich

Let's do the Time Warp (again): It's 1943. Two worldwide wars within two decades have left the world crumbling. While people are still busy killing each other, other people are busy developing plans for lasting peace - and they, kind of, worked; we'v...

Will the markets stay bullish throughout 2019?

10 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Blockspectator

Taking a look at the Bitcoin chart, we had the blowout date on April 2nd where the markets had massive buys on the open order books. A good proven and time-tested sign that this is a time where OTC desks are going wild, and they’re filling major ord...

What exactly is Coinbase’s newest listing- Augur?

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Blockspectator

Coinbase recently announced that they would be providing a listing for three further cryptocurrencies. These were EOS (EOS), Maker (MKR) and Augur (REP). The coins will be made available to trade on their Coinbase Pro platform, and will be launched i...

The Newest Micro Nation + Blockchain technology = Liberland

9 Apr 2019 3 minute read 2 comments pheonixdown-dee

  For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the idea of creating my own country and how / why borders and countries are formed in general. After my visit to the Vatican a few years back I was shellshocked to hear that it is not...

Zilliqa | Solving the great scalability problem

9 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Blockspectator

Zilliqa advertises themselves as being able to achieve a speed of 2828 transactions per second. This is a significant claim. However, several projects in crypto claim to have 10K transactions per second, some even 100K. It seemed for a period; every...

10 billion Euro poof and its gone!

8 Apr 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Piet246

As i have written in my blog i got into crypto at the beginning of 2017.  I got a bit adicted because of FOMO and was checking my portfolio non stop even at night sometimes. I waited for the dips to buy more crypto so i could HODL them after that.  ...

The State of the Bear: A Good thing for Companies?

7 Apr 2019 3 minute read 2 comments pheonixdown-dee

  On January the 15th, 2018 Ether hit $1,389.18. For months the media and prominent figures were claiming, “we are in a bubble.” It was obvious even then, but it didn’t stop people from believing the market would keep going up. Generally, we all kne...

Has Ethereum's Constantinople Hardfork Really Worked?

7 Apr 2019 4 minute read 13 comments Sal Miah

Ethereum is a prominent project in the blockchain space- second only to Bitcoin by market cap. However, as blockchain technology improves and new platforms join the market, serious competition has arisen. Ripple ousted Ethereum in the №2 position wit...

TRON Outperformed Ethereum in Q1 2019

7 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments rex_regulus_rey

     TRON has finally made it. TRON has finally outperformed Ethereum in terms of number of users, of USD volume and of number of transactions. It was an achievement that every TRON supporter waited for since the mainnet launch late last year. Given...