Published On: Sun, Jul 24th, 2016

Ethereum Classic Jumps Into Top 10 Altcoins In Less Than a Day

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The  Ethereum Hard-Fork has been a highly divisive event on the cryptocurrency landscape. The hard fork, along with a rescue soft-fork in the weeks prior, has been a godsend to those who invested in The DAO, a smart contract built on Ethereum that ended in one of the most catastrophic implosions in Crypto history. With 12% of the extant Eth tied up in the DAO, The majority of Ethereum hashpower decided to hard-fork to refund DAO investors their money and ‘start fresh.’
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Dissent Spawns Ethereum Classic
 
The methods taken to enact this change on the Ethereum blockchain dissatisfied many, however, and a not insignificant portion of people involved in Ethereum saw this as a bailout, and a unilateral, censorial action on the part of Vitalik Buterin and his group of developers. This dissatisfaction Spawned Ethereum Classic, an alternative Ethereum implementation that acts as though the hard fork never happened, alternate blockchain and all.
Those who follow Crypto events closely probably aren’t surprised by this development, but there’s a unique twist to this split. Ethereum Classic, (ETC) is being actively traded. It’s been picked …

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