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Rank

Ethereum Classic, ETC

$5.37 ( -0.91% )

Market Cap

$624 817 923

24 Hour Volume

$277 980 406

Available Supply

116 313 299

Ethereum Classic / US Dollar Chart, ETC/USD ()


Open price: 0.0
High price: 0.0
Average price: 0.0
Close price: 0.0
Low price: 0.0
Change: 0.0%

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Exchange
Pair
Volume
Volume (%)
1.
ETC/USDT
55 362 808 USD
20.18 %
2.

EXX EXX

ETC/USDT
49 983 848 USD
18.22 %
3.
ETC/USDT
41 289 340 USD
15.05 %
4.
ETC/USDT
12 229 721 USD
4.46 %
5.
ETC/USDT
12 228 792 USD
4.46 %
6.
ETC/TRX
9 272 618 USD
3.38 %
7.
ETC/OKB
6 936 069 USD
2.53 %
8.
ETC/BTC
4 659 927 USD
1.70 %
9.
ETC/USDT
4 178 445 USD
1.52 %
10.
ETC/USDT
4 156 724 USD
1.52 %
11.
ETC/USDT
4 081 700 USD
1.49 %
12.
ETC/USDT
4 002 867 USD
1.46 %
13.
ETC/USDT
3 934 065 USD
1.43 %
14.

ZB ZB

ETC/USDT
3 513 713 USD
1.28 %
15.
ETC/BTC
3 370 550 USD
1.23 %
16.
ETC/USDT
3 158 524 USD
1.15 %
17.
ETC/USDT
2 968 089 USD
1.08 %
18.
ETC/BTC
2 746 763 USD
1.00 %
19.
ETC/BTC
2 745 993 USD
1.00 %
20.
ETC/USDT
2 681 131 USD
0.98 %
21.
ETC/USDT
2 257 723 USD
0.82 %
22.
ETC/BTC
2 026 064 USD
0.74 %
23.
ETC/USDT
2 020 051 USD
0.74 %
24.
ETC/USDT
1 997 514 USD
0.73 %
25.
ETC/USDT
1 914 046 USD
0.70 %
26.
ETC/BTC
1 890 183 USD
0.69 %
27.
ETC/ETH
1 722 313 USD
0.63 %
28.
ETC/ETH
1 565 769 USD
0.57 %
29.
ETC/USDT
1 507 229 USD
0.55 %
30.
ETC/USDT
1 443 051 USD
0.53 %
31.
ETC/BTC
1 202 505 USD
0.44 %
32.
ETC/USDT
1 117 745 USD
0.41 %
33.
ETC/BTC
1 114 326 USD
0.41 %
34.

MXC MXC

ETC/USDT
1 049 890 USD
0.38 %
35.
ETC/BTC
878 137 USD
0.32 %
36.
ETC/USDT
804 873 USD
0.29 %
37.
ETC/BTC
780 998 USD
0.28 %
38.
ETC/ETH
740 966 USD
0.27 %
39.
ETC/USDT
672 284 USD
0.25 %
40.
ETC/USD
617 314 USD
0.23 %
41.
ETC/ETH
590 466 USD
0.22 %
42.
ETC/ETH
590 436 USD
0.22 %
43.
ETC/BTC
581 084 USD
0.21 %
44.
ETC/ETH
578 889 USD
0.21 %
45.
ETC/USDT
479 532 USD
0.17 %
46.
ETC/BTC
462 742 USD
0.17 %
47.
ETC/BTC
455 119 USD
0.17 %
48.
ETC/BTC
419 285 USD
0.15 %
49.
ETC/BTC
377 091 USD
0.14 %
50.
ETC/ETH
376 157 USD
0.14 %
51.
ETC/USDT
373 083 USD
0.14 %
52.
ETC/USDT
370 086 USD
0.13 %
53.
ETC/BTC
359 968 USD
0.13 %
54.
ETC/VET
359 621 USD
0.13 %
55.
ETC/USD
337 660 USD
0.12 %
56.
ETC/USD
335 432 USD
0.12 %
57.
ETC/USDT
333 574 USD
0.12 %
58.

ZBG ZBG

ETC/USDT
324 694 USD
0.12 %
59.
ETC/EUR
301 073 USD
0.11 %
60.
ETC/USDT
289 662 USD
0.11 %
61.
ETC/USDT
275 567 USD
0.10 %
62.
ETC/KRW
272 001 USD
0.10 %
63.
ETC/BTC
267 062 USD
0.10 %
64.
ETC/BTC
267 062 USD
0.10 %
65.
ETC/BTC
259 868 USD
0.09 %
66.
ETC/BCH
251 166 USD
0.09 %
67.
ETC/KRW
250 519 USD
0.09 %
68.
ETC/USD
227 650 USD
0.08 %
69.
ETC/BTC
210 377 USD
0.08 %
70.
ETC/USDT
188 371 USD
0.07 %
71.
ETC/ETH
182 349 USD
0.07 %
72.
ETC/ETH
182 349 USD
0.07 %
73.
ETC/BTC
157 715 USD
0.06 %
74.
ETC/BTC
120 826 USD
0.04 %
75.
ETC/USDT
115 786 USD
0.04 %
76.
ETC/USD
108 650 USD
0.04 %
77.
ETC/BTC
108 061 USD
0.04 %
78.
ETC/EUR
108 022 USD
0.04 %
79.
ETC/EUR
101 570 USD
0.04 %
80.
ETC/BTC
77 064 USD
0.03 %
81.

MXC MXC

ETC/BTC
75 608 USD
0.03 %
82.
ETC/USDT
68 927 USD
0.03 %
83.
ETC/BTC
68 130 USD
0.02 %
84.
ETC/USD
64 922 USD
0.02 %
85.
ETC/ETH
64 430 USD
0.02 %
86.
ETC/ETH
57 044 USD
0.02 %
87.
ETC/USD
56 182 USD
0.02 %
88.
ETC/BTC
50 664 USD
0.02 %
89.
ETC/HT
46 644 USD
0.02 %
90.
ETC/USDT
46 227 USD
0.02 %
91.

ZB ZB

ETC/QC
43 905 USD
0.02 %
92.
ETC/BTC
43 023 USD
0.02 %
93.
ETC/USDT
42 126 USD
0.02 %
94.
ETC/ETH
40 423 USD
0.01 %
95.
ETC/BTC
39 101 USD
0.01 %
96.
ETC/ETH
39 065 USD
0.01 %
97.
ETC/ETH
38 069 USD
0.01 %
98.
ETC/HUSD
33 769 USD
0.01 %
99.
ETC/BUSD
33 742 USD
0.01 %
100.
ETC/KRW
30 624 USD
0.01 %
101.
ETC/BTC
28 996 USD
0.01 %
102.
ETC/ETH
28 996 USD
0.01 %
103.
ETC/BNB
26 138 USD
0.01 %
104.
ETC/RUB
25 077 USD
0.01 %
105.
ETC/BTC
25 055 USD
0.01 %
106.
ETC/BTC
23 458 USD
0.01 %
107.
ETC/ETH
22 514 USD
0.01 %
108.
ETC/USDT
20 425 USD
0.01 %
109.
ETC/ETH
19 274 USD
0.01 %
110.
ETC/USDK
19 267 USD
0.01 %
111.
ETC/RUB
16 097 USD
0.01 %
112.
ETC/GBP
15 472 USD
0.01 %
113.
ETC/XRP
15 130 USD
0.01 %
114.
ETC/BTC
14 795 USD
0.01 %
115.
ETC/BTC
13 983 USD
0.01 %
116.
ETC/ETH
13 599 USD
0.00 %
117.
ETC/BUSD
13 118 USD
0.00 %
118.
ETC/BNB
12 789 USD
0.00 %
119.
ETC/BTC
12 734 USD
0.00 %
120.
ETC/USDT
12 691 USD
0.00 %
121.
ETC/ETH
11 881 USD
0.00 %
122.
ETC/UAH
10 665 USD
0.00 %
123.
ETC/USDT
8 892 USD
0.00 %
124.
ETC/USD
8 734 USD
0.00 %
125.

ZB ZB

ETC/BTC
8 518 USD
0.00 %
126.
ETC/BTC
6 888 USD
0.00 %
127.
ETC/BTC
6 076 USD
0.00 %
128.
ETC/ETH
5 521 USD
0.00 %
129.
ETC/USDC
4 090 USD
0.00 %
130.
ETC/ETH
2 446 USD
0.00 %
131.
ETC/ETH
1 822 USD
0.00 %
132.
ETC/ETH
1 429 USD
0.00 %
133.
ETC/ETH
870 USD
0.00 %
134.
ETC/USDC
561 USD
0.00 %
135.
ETC/BTC
453 USD
0.00 %
136.
ETC/BTC
317 USD
0.00 %
137.
ETC/USDT
78 USD
0.00 %
138.
ETC/ETH
62 USD
0.00 %
139.
ETC/USDT
58 USD
0.00 %
140.
ETC/BTC
40 USD
0.00 %
141.
ETC/KRW
30 USD
0.00 %
142.
ETC/BCH
16 USD
0.00 %
143.
ETC/BCH
16 USD
0.00 %
144.
ETC/BTC
8 USD
0.00 %
145.

EXX EXX

ETC/ETH
6 USD
0.00 %
146.
ETC/BTC
0.0 USD
0.0 %
147.
ETC/USDT
0.0 USD
0.0 %
148.
ETC/USDT
0.0 USD
0.0 %
149.
ETC/BTC
0.0 USD
0.0 %

About Ethereum Classic


Ethereum Classic is a blockchain platform with open source code, distributed network, and peer-to-peer payment system. It allows creating smart contracts and decentralized applications using instruments for developers and Ethereum Virtual Machine.

It is the former original Ethereum initially created by Vitalik Buterin. Only in 2016 he performed a hard fork and headed the project with a branch blockchain. The blockchain he left is still developed as a classic project with support from enthusiasts who were against the decision of the Ethereum Foundation. According to the Declaration of Independence and a Crypto-Decentralist Manifesto, they believe in the blockchain’s immutability and concept ‘Code is Law.’

Project history: split in Ethereum

The history from day one when Vitalik Buterin established the crypto project is documented on the Ethereum (ETH) page. Here you will find out what happened after the split caused by The DAO.

In April 2016, the crowdfunding project The DAO was launched on the basis of the Ethereum smart contracts. In May, its leaders conducted a token sale which resulted in raising ethers equal to $152 million from 18 thousand participants. At the same time, cybersecurity specialists discovered critical vulnerabilities in its smart contracts, including recursive calls. They warned investors and The DAO team but no one was quick enough to take action.

In mid-June 2016, hackers attacked The DAO, which was then holding 11.5 million ethers. Using a combination of vulnerabilities, the criminals created a copy of the organisation to obtain ETH multiple times. According to the smart contract, they had to wait 28 days to withdraw the almost stolen 3.6 million ethers (~$60 million). Vitalik Buterin and his colleagues from the Ethereum Foundation suggested using this hole to roll back the blockchain.

The vulnerabilities were not the fault of the Ethereum team but many people from its community became participants of The DAO and could have lost their investments stuck there. Panic already affected the ETH price: for 16–18 June, it fell from $20.59 to $11.33. The solution to the problem could have been a hard fork, which necessity was brought up to debate and vote. Interested members of the Ethereum community had to stake in coins (with their return at the end of the vote).

The total turnout on 15 July 2016 gave the following result: holders of 3,964,516 ETH (87%) voted for the hard fork with branching, while 577,899 ETH (13%) opposed the violation of the immutability principle. The leaders of the Ethereum Foundation followed the will of the majority and performed hard fork DAO Bailout on 20 July. Technically, it was a fork of the blockchain, and many simply started using the new chain from block No. 1 920 000 by updating the client software. Buterin’s project retained the name Ethereum and the ETH ticker for the coin.

Project history: the origin of Ethereum Classic

Those enthusiasts who lost both the debate and the voting, as well as a small part of the development team, decided not to betray the idea of blockchain immutability. From block No. 1 920 001, they continued to use the original chain with a preserved record of the hackers’ dishonestly acquired wealth. The formed team added Classic to the name of the independent project and took another ticker for the coin — ETC.

The official date of Ethereum Classic origin can be considered 20 July 2016. However, community members prefer to keep counting from 30 July 2015 — the date of the Ethereum mainnet launch and the creation of the genesis block. There is a logic in this: they put together the same distributed network and add records to the same uncorrected blockchain. And it was not they who branched off from Ethereum but vice versa.

In its organisational and legal form, the project has become similar to Bitcoin, since it also does not have a central body, a registered legal entity, or managers. Development is carried out by 13 independent teams at once. They perform separate tasks concurrently, propose protocol enhancements through ECIP, and release alternative clients and wallets.

Ethereum Classic cryptocurrency features

The cryptocurrency of the payment system is called classic ether but often out of habit it is shortened to ‘ether.’ It also has fractional parts: wei is the minimum fraction (there are a quintillion weis in 1 ETC), and gwei is a billion wei (there are a billion gweis in 1 ETC). The platform also uses gas — a unit of payment for speeding up transactions and for making operations in smart contracts.

Classic ethers are used for the same thing as ETH in Ethereum: transactions between users, payments in applications, payment for creating smart contracts or dApps in EVM, payment for gas consumption, and simply as an investment instrument. They are also mined thanks to the Proof-of-Work algorithm and the Ethash function.

In March 2017, developers and the community discussed a change in monetary policy. In Buterin’s Ethereum, the emission has always been and still remains unlimited. Ethereum Classic decided to limit itself to the final amount of 210.7 million coins. At the same time, they decided to start reducing the block mining reward by 20% every 5 million blocks. People supported the initiative by voting, and on 11 December 2017, the emission limit became effective along with the 5M20 schedule and the first reduction in reward:

Period name Date Block height Block reward
Era 1 30 July 2015 1 5 ETC (initial)
Era 2 11 December 2017 5 000 001 4 ETC
Era 3 17 March 2020 10 000 001 3.2 ETC
Era 4 15 April 2022 15 000 001 2.56 ETC
Era 5 7 May 2024 20 000 001 2.048 ETC

 

The blocks themselves in this blockchain are created a little faster — in 13 seconds versus 15 seconds in Ethereum. And the average speed of processing operations is slightly less — 14 transactions per second against 15 TPS in Ethereum. There are no bottlenecks with long waiting times since the load on the network is insignificant.

There is no official software for using ETC but there are recommendations on the project’s website. Among them, there are four full-fledged clients listed as trusted: Core-Geth, Hyperledger Besu, Multi-Geth, and OpenEthereum. There are also 4 web wallets and 5 in-browser wallets that are suitable. It also lists 9 hardware and 28 software wallets.

Ethereum Classic price dynamics

Ethereum Classic was listed on exchanges on 24 July 2016 at a price of 0.9288 USD. The next day, it set an all-time low of 0.6024 USD. And then the ascent began: by 2 August, the price rose to 2.76 USD, which was the high of 2016.

ETC’s ups and downs in 2017–2018

Chronology of strong trends with a significant increase or decrease in the ETC price, which led to year’s highs and lows:

  • The year 2017. During a flat period on 19 January, a low was set at 1.17 USD. From 1 to 14 September: 21.94 USD ⤵ 9.13 USD. From 16 November to 20 December: 16.88 USD ⤴ an all-time high of 44.05 USD.
  • The year 2018. From 1 to 14 January: 34.17 USD ⤴ 42.96 USD (a high). From 15 January to 5 February: 40.50 USD ⤵ 16.53 USD. From 6 November to 6 December: 9.88 USD ⤵ 3.52 USD (a low).

ETC price changes in 2019

For 2019, the Ethereum Classic chart showed eight notable trends:

  1. 📉 A downtrend from 6 January to 6 February: the price fell from 5.50 to 3.76 USD.
  2. 📈 An uptrend from 18 March to 7 April: the price rose from 4.44 to 7.67 USD.
  3. 📉 A downtrend from 8 to 25 April: the price fell from 7.20 to 5.40 USD.
  4. 📈 An uptrend from 9 May to 2 June: the price rose from 5.57 to 9.52 USD, a high of the year.
  5. 📉 A downtrend from 25 June to 16 July: the price fell from 9.25 to 5.35 USD.
  6. 📈 An uptrend from 19 to 26 August: the price rose from 5.56 to 7.35 USD.
  7. 📉 A downtrend from 5 September to 23 October: the price fell from 7.06 to 4.26 USD.
  8. 📉 A downtrend from 7 November to 17 December: the price fell from 5.26 to 3.47 USD, a low of the year.

Ethereum Classic prediction for 2020 and coin’s prospects

In the first half of 2020, ETC followed market trends. Compared to ETH, its direct competitor, at first it showed zeal in dynamics but then fell behind.

New Year’s uptrend: the low start date was 2 January when ETC started at 4.26 US dollars and ETH at 127.41 dollars. Already on 29 January, ETC reached 12.32 US dollars and entered a flat, during which, on 5 February, it set year’s high at 12.34 US dollars. Its flat ended on 14 February at 11.98 US dollars. ETH grew steadily until 14 February, on that very day it set its high at 284.22 dollars. As a result, the trend from 2 January to 14 February showed an increase: +181.2% for ETC and +123.1% for ETH.

Correction from 15 February to 8 March with a decrease in prices: ETC — from 10.39 to 6.49 US dollars, and ETH — from 264.73 to 200.69 dollars. The collapse of 9–12 March with a fall in prices: ETC — from 6.93 to 3.96 US dollars (a low of the year), and ETH — from 201.99 to 112.35 dollars. As a result, the general downtrend from 15 February to 12 March showed a drop: −61.9% for ETC and −57.6% for ETH.

The first price recovery from 1 April to 2 May: ETC — from 5.03 to 7.48 US dollars, and ETH — from 135.63 to 215.33 dollars. During the second recovery of the market, ETC did not show itself due to a flat — on 2 June, its price was 7.20 US dollars. And ETH reached the 247.78 dollar mark by the same day. As a result, the general trend from 1 April to 2 June showed an increase: +43.1% for ETC and +82.7% for ETH.

In January, Vitalik Buterin hinted at the integration of the Ethereum Classic blockchain into Ethereum 2.0 in the form of a shard. Donald McIntyre from the ETCDEV team proposed this back in April 2019. If this idea is included in plans for the near future, then the correlation between the coins will increase. It is even possible that ETC holders will receive a proportional amount of ETH.

Here are the ETC price predictions for 2020 from technical analysis experts:

Analysts August 2020 October 2020 December 2020
Digital Coin Price $10.23 $5.12 $9.94
Long Forecast (EFA) $5.96 $5.06 $5.40
Trading Beasts $5.25 $5.11 $4.92
Wallet Investor $3.60 $0.74 $2.25

 

Ethereum Classic roadmap

This project is one of the few that updates the roadmap by adding all the important events there. Its first milestone was the launch of the mainnet, since then the creators do not hide even negative events (for example, 51% attacks) and planned but failed ones (for example, testing ECIP with a refusal to apply it). It makes no sense to copy everything from ethereumclassic.org, let’s take only the latest events from 2020:

  • 11 January 2020: activation of the Agharta update, where the core developers implemented the opcodes of the Constantinople and St. Petersburg updates of Ethereum.
  • 3 February 2020: Core-Geth launch — this is a new client from the ETC Core team that has left the Multi-Geth development team.
  • 17 March 2020: entering Era 3 — block reward decreased by 20% to 3.2 ETC.
  • 3 April 2020: ethereumclassic.org website update.
  • 1 June 2020: activation of the Phoenix update, where the core developers have implemented the functions of Ethereum’s Istanbul update.
  • Q3 2020: adding fork monitor and ethstats panels to the website; the likely implementation of Ethereum’s Berlin update; discussion and possible change of gas range.

We will add new items to this list as the roadmap is updated and new announcements of upcoming innovations that could affect the Ethereum Classic exchange rate to the US dollar appear.

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