Following Dogecoin’s lead, Ethereum Classic rallied to a new all-time high and Bitcoin Cash doubled as altcoin forks have started to gain traction.
Ethereum Classic News
Ethereum Classic is a blockchain-based smart contract platform for powering decentralized applications, or DApps.
This blockchain and its native cryptocurrency, ETC, are the result of a split in the Ethereum network following the infamous DAO hack of July 2016, in which an attacker compromised 3.6 million Ether (ETH) — one of the largest hacks in history — creating a rift in the Ethereum community on how to respond: accept the hack had happened and fully commit to the ethos of censorship-resistance and immutability, or gauge community sentiment informally and save the funds through a hard fork. Supporters of the first option maintained the legacy chain and transaction record after the fork, resulting in Ethereum Classic.
While the network is cross-compatible with Ethereum applications, with shared architecture and programming language support, the network later adapted a completely new monetary policy and design roadmap from its progenitor. In March 2017, Ethereum Classic adopted a fixed supply cap and ETC issuance rate more similar to Bitcoin than Ethereum. The network has also committed to proof-of-work consensus in contrast to Ethereum’s long-planned transition to proof-of-stake.
Four gigabyte devices will soon be able to find a new home on ETC.24047
Ethereum Classic is using an idea Vitalik Buterin had in 2014 to help fend off 51% attackers.16279
The quest to protect Ethereum Classic continues.12044
Game theory suggests ways for Ethereum Classic to deter double-spend assaults, say MIT researchers.12734
Regulatory compliance requirements are becoming increasingly important.3015
Would any well-intended miner propose a deep chain reorganization?3204
Will Ethereum Classic's community accept this new solution from Charles Hoskinson's IOHK?12394
Enacting such legislation effectively could be a major challenge, however.5551
- Charles Hoskinson's IOHK submitted a decentralized treasury proposal to the Ethereum Classic community
Would a 20% block reward reduction matter in the long run?8165
Major changes could be coming to the network.7923
Multiple Ethereum Classic blockchain attacks leave significant discussions on what actually happened.11040
ETC’s bad month isn’t over yet.5178
It’s a clash of the crypto titans.5853
ETC quickly sidelines an interesting offer from Charles Hoskinson.14536