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.


What is Cardano (ADA)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Cardano]

24 Oct 2019 7 minute read 8 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

There’s a phrase or two you’ll often hear in the crypto media: “it’s in its nascent stages”, “crypto is still maturing”, “the market is still growing” - something to the effect of cryptocurrencies and blockchain networks needing time to grow and blos...

Loopring Osaka DevCon 5 Recap

24 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Loopring

Loopring CTO Steve Guo and CMO Jay Zhou attended DevCon5 and other Osaka blockchain week events. Besides meeting and learning from the extraordinary Ethereum community, we also shared some DEX and zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) developments on our side...

Loopring Bi-Weekly Update — 10/20/2019

24 Oct 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Loopring

Welcome back after we took a Bi-Weekly break for the National Day holiday week in China! In that time, we’ve been at Ethereum Devcon in Osaka, continued protocol and Lightcone development, as well as a slew of operations activities. Note: we expect L...

random cryptocurrency / cryptoeconomics thoughts #6

24 Oct 2019 12 minute read 0 comments sixfour

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Why Decentralized Exchanges Crush the Speed of Centralized Exchanges

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read 4 comments Dolomite

I hear the argument a lot that besides better liquidity, the reason to use centralized exchanges right now is because of better trade speeds. But that never made too much sense to me. Out of people I’ve had that conversation with, a grand total of 0...

random cryptocurrency / cryptoeconomics thoughts #7

24 Oct 2019 7 minute read 0 comments sixfour

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The Best Exchange For Trading Loopring’s Token LRC

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Dolomite

What is Loopring? Loopring is an open protocol for scalable, non-custodial exchanges being built on Ethereum to power the next generation of decentralized exchanges. Loopring allows anyone to build high-throughput, non-custodial, orderbook-based dece...

random cryptocurrency / cryptoeconomics thoughts #8

24 Oct 2019 8 minute read 0 comments sixfour

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random cryptocurrency / cryptoeconomics thoughts #9

24 Oct 2019 7 minute read 0 comments sixfour

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random cryptocurrency / cryptoeconomics thoughts #10

24 Oct 2019 8 minute read 0 comments sixfour

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