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What is Ethereum Classic – ETC?

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a “smarter blockchain, it is a network, a community, and a cryptocurrency that takes digital assets further”.  Value can be sent peer-to-peer and ETC allows for smart contracts that operate autonomously and immutable, they cannot be modified.




The principles of ETC

  • Technology: the longest running smart contract blockchain in existence


  • Community: a strong and principled community, many of whom have been around since the beginning.


  • Immutability: a conservative approach to changes here which avoids splits and protects your money

How did ETC come about?

It all started with the DAO – an Ethereum project.  The DAO (distributed autonomous organization) raised $ $162m in Ether (cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network) through a crowdsale in May 2016.  Anyone could participate as long as they had Ether. Unfortunately, in June, the DAO was hacked and $60 million worth of Ether was stolen.

The Ethereum community held a vote where the majority agreed to change Ethereum’s code to get the funds back to investors. The minority who did not agree with the decision continued to mine the old version of the blockchain, Ethereum Classic.

The Developers

ETCDEV Team is a full-time independent team of software engineers and professionals

ETCDEV team maintains Classic Geth, a main client for the ETC blockchain and has contributed original projects, such as; Emerald Platform, to help others develop on the ETC blockchain; Emerald Wallet for end users and SputnikVM as a standalone, modular, embeddable and IoT ready EVM.

Meet the Team


ETC goals

Our goal is to make ETC ubiquitous across the world with developers integrating our blockchain wherever they need. This will ultimately allow users to effortlessly experience blockchain’s benefits.”

Capped Volume

Ethereum Classic instituted an ECIP 1017 monetary policy end 2017. The rules stipulate that starting at block 5 million, the block reward will drop from 5 to 4 ETC – eventually the block reward will be zero.

There will be a maximum hard cap around 210 and 230 million ETC tokens making ETC deflationary.

Mining ETC

Ethereum Classic are mined on GPUs.

There are various mining pools available:-  https://investoon.com/mining_pools/etc

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