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Ethereum Classic

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Price
$5.39
24 Hour % Change
4.63%
Market Cap
$663.34M
Volume (24h)
$346.79M
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24 Hour Low
$5.09
24 Hour High
$5.47
Net change
$0.238410
24 Hour Open
$5.14
All time high
$44.34
Total Supply
123.16M
Returns (24H)
4.05%
Returns (YTD)
20.09%
Volatility (30d)
0.38
Transaction Count (24h)
15,865
Average Transaction Fee (24h)
$0.001243
Value Transacted (24h)
$1.16M

About Ethereum Classic

Category
Software Platform
Value proposition
Global computer

Ethereum Classic, like ethereum, supports smart contracts and decentralized applications (dapps). It originated from a contentious hard fork of the ethereum blockchain that took place in 2016. Following the creation that year of a decentralized autonomous organization, dubbed The DAO, atop the Ethereum blockchain, hackers managed to exploit vulnerabilities and stole about $60 million of ether. After much debate, the Ethereum network’s code was altered to return the lost funds to investors. But some ethereum nodes objected to the fork on the grounds that it would mean that the blockchain would not be immutable, among other reasons, and decided that they would not run the updated software. These nodes continued to run and mine the pre-fork version of the ethereum blockchain, and it’s now known as ethereum classic.

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