A few days ago, there were some questions as to whether or not Ethereum Classic was a real thing. By the look of things, Ethereum Classic is very real, as it is now trading on the Poloniex exchange. This alternative big-block fork is quite an interesting take on things, and it will affect Bitcoin in the long run as well.
Ethereum Classic Is On An Exchange
The Ethereum hard fork debacle has spurred some interesting debates, as not everyone is for this concept by any means. We have seen a similar trend in the Bitcoin world, where both Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic exist, both of which have a different idea as to how the block size solution needs to be tackled.
That being said, Ethereum Classic is rather different than Bitcoin Classic at this stage. It is not unlikely both the regular Ethereum blockchain, and the Ethereum Classic blockchain will coexist in the future. A more likely outcome is how one of the two will eventually die out, although it is hard to judge which one that will be right now.
To put things into perspective, Ethereum Classic is the “old” Ethereum blockchain that was left behind by the majority of miners when the hard fork occurred. Those who continue to support it are not in agreement with refunding The DAO for lost funds. After all, the team behind that concept knew about the problem on beforehand and did nothing [in time[ to thwart an impending attack.
Thus, Ethereum Classic was born, which continues on the old blockchain. Some people see the hard fork as censorship, and it is not hard to see where that sentiment is coming from. This project has gained some traction as of late, and Poloniex has decided to list this token as a tradeable asset. BitSquare followed a similar path earlier this week. There is even a dedicated Ethereum Classic mining pool.
Interestingly enough, Ethereum Classic – traded under the ETC ticker on Poloniex – has seen its fair share of trading volume already. While its value is hovering around the 0.00125 Bitcoin mark, there is over 8400 Bitcoin in trading volume in this market already. While it is unlikely ETC will be priced at the same value of ETH anytime soon, investors are showing a great interesting in this project right now.
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