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.

Popular terms and phrases used in the cryptocurrency space

3 weeks ago 24 minute read Treeπ $0.35 tipped

Due diligence is important when looking into any asset class. However, doing one’s homework may be even more important when it comes to digital currency, as this asset class has been around for far less time than more traditional assets (like stocks ...

Metamask Android DApp restored at Play store.

3 weeks ago 1 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.09 tipped

Metamask Android DApp was Restored in the Play Store and after being banned in December 26, after careful consideration the Google staff Team unbanned it! MetaMask announced it this Sunday that,the DApp that is an browser extension  allowing users t...

Price analysis 2, Jan Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash.

3 weeks ago 1 minute read haidernasir $0.01 tipped

Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, XRP and BCH have almost lost 1% in its price in the previous 24 hours. Here a price analysis of five cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin is at $7,108.96 with a loss of -0.833260% in its price in the previous 24 hours. B...

New tensions between the technological giants and the cryptocurrency community, this time however it is not a mistake

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.79 tipped

In recent days, the tension between Google and the cryptocurrency community has skyrocketed after several prominent accounts have been banned videos related to crypto and blockchain from their youtube channels; the situation returned to normal within...

Six Cryptos that you must have on your Portfolio.

3 weeks ago 1 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.30 tipped

The Year is just starting and movements into the crypto space are getting traction and investors a looking to Cryptos that could make even more valuable their portfolio. *this is not an investment advice only an informative post about prominent Crypt...

Hodl ? Which crypto ?

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Snow Under Sun $0.11 tipped

Hodl is good if you holding the right coin. let's look at 1 year performance of major coins as of now. all values are in USD basis.   Bitcoin : %84 increase Litecoin : %26 increase Bitcoin Cash : %23 increase Neo : % 6 increase   Monero : %14 decreas...

My USDK Contest Ended, Here is How to Claim Tokens If You Dont Know

3 weeks ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.31 tipped

I had a nice giveaway on Twitter where people left addys and did retweets and comments. Giveaway was big since 5 people won 10 USDK each.   Now that USDK is not yet super known if you did not give me Okex exchange account then you may not know how to...

Parity loses the synchronization of the nodes, Ethereum is under attack

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.29 tipped

The news had started to turn in the late afternoon yesterday and now confirmation has arrived directly from Parity Technology; according to Sergio Demian Lerner, security expert, the attack was launched by sending blocks with invalid transactions to...

Ethereum Reddit and Other Helpful ETH Guides

3 weeks ago 4 minute read MintDice $3.79 tipped

Interested in learning more about Ethereum but unsure where to start? Luckily we live in the age of technology and there are many resources you can look into right from the comfort of your home computer or even your cell phone while you’re on the go....

If you have this Chrome extension your ETH is at risk!

3 weeks ago 3 minute read Roberto D. $0.08 tipped

An ethereum wallet known as a "shitcoin wallet" injects malicious code into users' devices. It is an extension for chrome, the browser for google online browsing, and is injecting malicious code to steal the data of the users who installed it; the ne...