Ethereum Classic Price Tops $22.04 on Top Exchanges (ETC)

Ethereum Classic (ETC) traded 0.7% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on January 25th. One Ethereum Classic coin can currently be purchased for about $22.04 or 0.00094162 BTC on exchanges. Ethereum Classic has a market cap of $3.07 billion and approximately $257.92 million worth of Ethereum Classic was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Ethereum Classic has traded 7.5% higher against the dollar.

Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day:

  • Bitcoin (BTC) traded 2.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $23,405.52 or 1.00000000 BTC.
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) traded up 0.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0871 or 0.00000372 BTC.
  • Litecoin (LTC) traded 3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $90.81 or 0.00387981 BTC.
  • UNUS SED LEO (LEO) traded 2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $3.54 or 0.00015132 BTC.
  • Monero (XMR) traded 0.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $174.53 or 0.00745695 BTC.
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) traded up 2.2% against the dollar and now trades at $132.70 or 0.00566948 BTC.
  • DEI (DEI) traded 1.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.26 or 0.00001097 BTC.
  • Pax Dollar (USDP) traded up 0.1% against the dollar and now trades at $1.00 or 0.00004269 BTC.
  • Bitcoin SV (BSV) traded down 3.7% against the dollar and now trades at $41.20 or 0.00176019 BTC.
  • Zcash (ZEC) traded 0.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $46.05 or 0.00196743 BTC.

About Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the EtcHash hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was July 23rd, 2016. Ethereum Classic’s total supply is 210,700,000 coins and its circulating supply is 139,097,653 coins. Ethereum Classic’s official website is ethereumclassic.org. The Reddit community for Ethereum Classic is https://reddit.com/r/ethereumclassic and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Ethereum Classic’s official message board is forum.ethereumclassic.org. Ethereum Classic’s official Twitter account is @eth_classic and its Facebook page is accessible here.

According to CryptoCompare, “Ethereum Classic is an attempt at keeping the Ethereum blockchain unaltered by the part of the community that opposed the hard fork and the return of The DAO funds. It started trading on Poloniex and is getting more and more traction.The Ethereum Classic mission statement is:”We believe in decentralized, censorship-resistant, permissionless blockchains. We believe in the original vision of Ethereum as a world computer you can't shut down, running irreversible smart contracts. We believe in a strong separation of concerns, where system forks are only possible in order to correct actual platform bugs, not to bail out failed contracts and special interests. We believe in censorship-resistant platform that can be actually trusted – by anyone.”Our block explorer data: total coins supply, total network hash rate, last block number and total difficulty are freely provided by https://gastracker.io/In 2017, the Die Hard fork was implemented in ETC, removing the Ethereum difficulty bomb. Currently, there are no plans to move to Proof of Stake like Ethereum, although developers at the IOHK institute are developing a new PoS protocol for Ethereum Classic.Ethereum Classic has undergone a network upgrade code-named Magneto. Magneto is inclusive of the Ethereum Berlin upgrade which contains a series of EIPs optimizing gas and transactions which have implied security enhancements important for the network.After a series of 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic network in 2020, a change to the underlying Ethash mining algorithm was considered by the community to prevent being a minority proof-of-work chain in the Ethash mining algorithm where Ethereum is dominating the hashrate. This modified Ethash is also referred to as EtcHash or Thanos upgrade.Etchash is a heavyweight PoW algorithm used by Ethereum Classic. It uses the DAG file that is loaded into GPU memory at the moment of miner launch. An epoch change takes place every 60000 blocks and leads to an increase in size of the DAG file by 8 MB.”

Buying and Selling Ethereum Classic

It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum Classic directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade Ethereum Classic should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Changelly, GDAX or Coinbase. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy Ethereum Classic using one of the aforementioned exchanges.

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