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Ethereum Classic (ETC) price, chart, coin profile and news
Find the latest Ethereum Classic (ETC) price, coin profile, news and history to get you started with Ethereum Classic trading and investing.
What is Ethereum Classic?
Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain. It’s an open-source, peer-to-peer platform where developers can implement dapps and smart contracts.
Smart contracts are decentralised applications (dapps) that are made to run exactly as programmed without downtime or third-party interference, and Ethereum’s popularity has seen it become one of the world’s largest digital currencies. In June 2016, the decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO), a venture capital fund running on the Ethereum platform, was hacked and more than US$50 million was stolen. However, the Ethereum community was split on how to respond to the attack. Some wished to modify the code and return the ETH to its original owners – however, this goes against the core principle of blockchain immutability. The majority of the community favoured code modification, so Ethereum underwent a hard fork to revert the hack. However, a smaller section of the community decided to keep the main code exactly as it was, with this currency coming to be known as Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic’s native token (ETC) is used to fuel transactions on the network and is responsible for governance.
Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the 25th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $2,951,071,022. The current price of Ethereum Classic is $21.09, which is 2.556% higher than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $21.62 and $20.54 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of April 01, 2023 06:04 UTC.
How we keep this Ethereum Classic guide up-to-date
- ETC price data is regularly updated through data feeds so you always have the latest information.
- Ethereum Classic performance data is regularly updated using automated comparisons and AI systems built by our technical experts Zak Killermann and Helen Hu.
Ethereum Classic at a glance
|Total ETC supply||210,700,000|
|All time high||US$167.09|
|All time high date||May 06, 2021|
|Notable team members||Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood|
|Token uses||Utility token, digital currency|
Ethereum Classic price performance over time
Historical prices compared with the price of US$21.09.
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum Classic, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of ETC is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Ethereum Classic or any other cryptocurrency discussed.
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