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.

Review of the 8GB AMD Radeon RX480 for ETH Mining

2 days ago 1 minute read AverageVancouverite

The 2016 AMD 8GB Radeon RX480 for ETH Mining Specs: Algorithm: Ethash (Ethereum) Hashrate: Over 25 MH/s (Can go up to 29.5 MH/s)  Power use: Up to 150 Watts The Review: Released in the second quarter of 2016, AMD's 8GB Radeon RX480 remains a solid...

When Flippening?

2 days ago 1 minute read CPix

Back in 2017, as Ether was on a path to 120x from $10 at the start of the year to $1200 12 months later, many speculators thought that Ethereum had a shot at a larger market cap than Bitcoin. Even though Ethereum got dangerously close, this never cam...

Blockade Games delays Neon District release to summer 2020

2 days ago 2 minute read Kyt Dotson

Upcoming cyberpunk dystopia game, Neon District, will have its release date pushed back to the summer months of 2020 by its developer Blockade Games, according to a letter published to the game’s community by Chief Executive Officer Marguerite deCour...


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MakerDao needs a Treasury to provide Compensation to its Workers post foundation (focus on workers for now)

2 days ago 7 minute read murdersintent

 I originally wrote this as a forum post at This first section is a bit of a preamble. MakerDAO (Decentralized...

LocalCryptos Review [2020] Best Alternative to LocalBitcoins

2 days ago 6 minute read

LocalCryptos is the best peer-to-peer crypto platform for Ethereum and Bitcoin. it is currently the best alternative to localbitcoins and available in 100 different countries with a community of 100,000 traders across the world. There are nearly 40 d...

GPU Mining - ETC/ETH (Beginners How-To Guide)

2 days ago 4 minute read Mynima

This is my third in a series of guides for beginners on mining for fun. Before I begin there are a couple of things to remember; Firstly unless you have an extensive mining setup you're unlikely to get rich (or break even) and Secondly I take no resp...

Weekly Crypto News Roundup - 19th- 26th of January

3 days ago 2 minute read pheonixdown-dee

Every week, I will be collecting some news stories / opinion pieces that I have found to be interesting in the crypto world and condensing them down into one easily digestible article. All the article and images are taken from a news source that I li...

Who Is Going to 'Save' the Blockchain?

3 days ago 3 minute read gkrash

When Satoshi created bitcoin, he solved an old problem for implementing digital cash. So called "double spending" was an issue that had troubled experts in the fields of math and cryptography for quite some time. To put it simply, prior to bitcoin, t...

WhatsApp - 1.5 billion to help mass adoption?

3 days ago 1 minute read Adam Funnell

Social messaging apps are popular among cryptocurrency communities. As Telegram seems to be filling up with more and more scammers and spam, not to mention the recent problems with the SEC, more and more of my conversations for business and networki...