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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.


05 Apr: Which Way Will $BTC Go?

5 Apr 2024 3 minute read 2 comments TheCryptoCurator

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." –Andy Warhol Powered by Wubits - better than X because it's real people, real connections, and real conversations. READ It's Frriiddaayyy Folks! Bitcoin is trading...

Etherspot x Rootstock — Account Abstraction makes its way into the Bitcoin scaling ecosystem

5 Apr 2024 2 minute read 2 comments Pillar

We are excited to announce a tremendous partnership between Etherspot and Rootstock. Through this collaboration, Etherspot brings cutting-edge Account Abstraction (AA) technology to Rootstock, which is merging the rapidly evolving capabilities o...

SEC Wants Community to Comment on 3 Ethereum ETFs

5 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Talha.Khalid

Amid the uncertainty over the approval or rejection of ether (ETH) exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission opened a window for the community to express their opinions on 3 of these financial products.   As p...

Having is better than Halving

5 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Kenzoo

Bitcoin halving is a moment. which is always awaited. But even though halving makes the price of cryptocurrency go up in the market, it still won't affect those who don't have Bitcoin or Altcoin. Having is better than Halving, because having means b...

BREAKING NEWS: Ripple's stablecoin is coming

5 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments KMatt

The cross-border payments company Ripple has announced its entry into the stablecoin market with a new issue that promises to be 100% pegged to reserves of short-term securities and other cash equivalent investments, i.e. equivalent to cash.The move...

The Fear Of Cryptocurrencies Does Not Fade, But We Do Continue To Finance The Banks!

5 Apr 2024 3 minute read 1 comment CryptoEntrepreneurs

Are you one of those who cling to their traditional wallets while trembling at the thought of investing in cryptocurrencies? Don't worry, you are not alone. In this world where all-powerful banks dictate our finances, fear of the new is more common t...

Unpacking the Latest DEX Innovations: TWAMM and JIT

4 Apr 2024 4 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Transaction Complexity in ETH, SOL, APT, and RDX

4 Apr 2024 6 minute read 0 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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Get Ready for the Cryptoverse: StealthEX Expands Its Top-Notch Collection to 1500 Crypto Assets!

4 Apr 2024 2 minute read 1 comment StealthEX

StealthEX is glad to share an awesome piece of news with all customers: you can now choose any cryptocurrency from a vast collection that has reached 1500 different crypto assets. Both rare and sought-after assets as well as popular cryptocurrencies...

04 Apr: Next Big Thing

4 Apr 2024 2 minute read 0 comments TheCryptoCurator

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