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.


2 days ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.35 tipped

A Swiss bank has announced that it has signed a partnership with a cryptocurrency exchange to offer its customers the opportunity to buy bitcoins and ethereum in euros directly from their online platform. Imagine what could happen if all the world's...

When are cryptocurrencies born? Bitcoin was invented in 2008, but cryptocurrencies come first (explained simply)

2 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.24 tipped

Cryptocurrencies arise when a group of computer experts gathers around the cypherpunk manifesto written by Eric Hughes, first understanding the importance that privacy would have in the future and the role that cryptography would play in protecting i...

The Controversy McAfee is launching a Token to immortalise Jeffrey Epstein: The Man accused Of Child Exploitation.

2 days ago 1 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.03 tipped

John McAfee is a well known name in the Crypto sphere as a polemic, philanthropic,controversy and Genius security Guru that made Billions as a Programmer from his Software company McAffee. He is the owner (there are people also thinking that he's jus...

COI - Carbon Offset Initiative

2 days ago 5 minute read Brainerdpaul $0.26 tipped

Over the years, the changes that have taken place in the world's climate have made it increasingly urgent to address them, and the current situation has not led to a solution to this eminent problem. The continuous pollution of the atmosphere with a...

Why Chiliz so Bullish?

2 days ago 1 minute read andreaskanel $0.06 tipped

  Introduction to CHZ Chiliz is a digital asset for sports supporting the Socios site which is  a well-known fan meeting-point platform. It is an ERC-20 token based on Ethereum platform, Chiliz holders can vote in Socios and also they can crowd-manag...

A Honest Review Of a Honest Dice Site; TrustDice, is it really worth the time?

2 days ago 2 minute read Hippos4ever $0.14 tipped

I dont like to fluff my pieces with alot of pictures, or even that many words so jumping right into it... TRUSTDICE.WIN Pros; -Has a faucet, balance does NOT need to be empty to collect it. -VERY attractive rewards program associated with site use (I...

Upbit Lists EXCL Again + Tips

2 days ago 1 minute read exclusivecoin $1.10 tipped

We had a big cleanout in exchanges. CoinExchange died )sadly), CryptoBridge went scam (WTF), OpenLedger went scam long ago (WTF WTF). So we had just Bittrex for now since our launch (we had also Cryptys in 2014, went scam).   UpBit was clearing their...

Footbattle - Become a football manager on the blockchain

2 days ago 2 minute read Kristoffer $0.26 tipped

Footbattle is a open economy football manager game that is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain for it’s game properties. All players are tokenized assets that resides in the user’s personal wallet, and can be traded freely on the open market. The game...

Build A Crypto based Republic: A Recipe (to Escape the Fiat Apocalypse)

3 days ago 19 minute read thunderboltkid $2.97 tipped

Yes it is possible.  The tools are all there.   The Design Goal? "If Grandma can't use it, you can't deploy it..."   The Recipe? 1- ADD - sovereign people with a clear political will AND a great vision of what their future prosperity, freedom and...

When do cryptocurrencies collapse? What are flash crashes? What does dump mean? Let's find out

3 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.07 tipped

The recent difficulties of bitcoin on the market, with the price that has now almost halved its value compared to the maximums reached in the first half of this 2019, have rekindled doubts above all among the neophyte traders, those who may have ente...