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.


How to cash in on the Defi gold rush

12 Sep 2020 2 minute read 7 comments ManuelAR

There has been a lot of talk lately about new Defi protocols coming up. A lot of capital has rushed to Defi-backed tokens helping many people make a lot of money in the process. The catch is that investing in many of these projects is risky. Many of...

WhatsAround App : Earn Ethereum (ETH) for taking and rating photos

19 Sep 2020 1 minute read 36 comments BtcSapiens

Surprisingly, few people are currently using an app, which in my humble opinion is very promising, and perhaps one of the most interesting for people who are passionate on photography. Today it is time for WhatsAround, a social media platform which...

The Final Dump: Get Ready For Opportunities

6 Sep 2020 2 minute read 33 comments Thomas Wolf

Updated 9/7/20 - Pro Tip: When she bottoms out, BAT, Tezos, and XLM will likely have held their worth better than most and Tezos is at a particularly good investment point - unless, of course, Bitcoin is in a nosedive; in which case all bets are off....

My Crypto Portfolio

26 Aug 2020 6 minute read 14 comments johnwege

I don't know about you guys, but I have become somewhat obsessed with maintaining my portfolio.  Checking the prices each morning when I wake up, looking countless times through out the day and of course before I go to bed.  Not only that but I'm als...

MetaMask Now Available on Android and iOS

4 Sep 2020 1 minute read 18 comments Abhi K

On September 4, the MetaMask wallet was made available on both Android and iOS phones, ending the roughly year long beta testing period for the popular cryptocurrency wallet. Developed by ConsenSys, MetaMask is one of the most popular cryptocurrency...

Putting your Foot on the Gas: How-To Cancel/Replace ETH Transactions

20 Sep 2020 7 minute read 8 comments Mynima

Introduction I hope everyone that was due their UNI token airdrop has successfully claimed it. While claiming my airdrop and sending to Binance (for a little trading) I ran into a few issues that I thought would be good to share with folks. If you've...

DeFi & The Altcoin "Season" - What's Next?

29 Aug 2020 4 minute read 27 comments Thomas Wolf

Due to a massive increase in popularity with DeFi (Decentralized Finance) oriented tokens and crypto-related projects, many people fear an "Altcoin winter" is on its way.DeFi DEX's demonstrated a 500% lead over centralized exchanges in recent months,...

More Tether (USDT) moved on EOS block-chain

8 Sep 2020 1 minute read 12 comments PVMihalache

Tether, the most popular and controversial dollar-pegged stable-coin, has moved a big chunk to the EOS block-chain. This move becomes a routine, and the amount of USDT currently on EOS has reached 85 million. The last batch of swapped Tether was valu...

Token Staking: How To Earn Passive Income With Appreciating Crypto Tokens

25 Aug 2020 6 minute read 5 comments Thomas Dylan Daniel

Background: Decentralized Governance You’re probably familiar with stocks and equity. The way those work is simple enough: a company issues shares and sells them to raise money for operations. The shares represent ownership and therefore control of t...

The Road to Ethereum 2.0

10 Sep 2020 3 minute read 26 comments Violet64

Over the past multiple years perhaps the biggest thing everyone in the Ethereum community (and even the wider crypto community) has been looking forward to is Ethereum 2.0. The long-awaited upgrade to the Ethereum chain brings along many much-needed...