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Best Ethereum Mining Hardware (2018 Updated)

Best Ethereum Mining Hardware (2018 Updated)

Last updated on February 26th, 2018 at 04:04 pm Ethereum (ETH) is a popular choice for graphics card (GPU) miners. In 2018, Ethereum smashed its long-term $400 ceiling, and reached more than $1,000. Ethereums Ethash algorithm is one of many algorithms designed for optimal mining on GPUs. Generally speaking, a GPU is good for mining all GPU-mineable cryptocurrency (including Ethereum Classic , Monero , Zcash , and Vertcoin). This situation gives GPU miners enviable flexibility, in order to be able to switch between over 40 coins that are based on their current profitability. If youre new to mining Ethereum , there are 4 important things you should know: Ethereum intends to switch to a Proof of Stake scheme called Casper. Although this switch has been delayed, its reasonable to expect that it will occur in late 2018. Ethereum mining will no longer be possible after that, unless a hybrid Proof of Work/Proof of Stake model is implemented. If so, rewards to miners will be significantly reduced, with perhaps half of all new coin rewards going to holders instead. Ethereum mining currently requires a GPU with at least 3 gigabytes of Video RAM (VRAM). This VRAM requirement is expected to grow to 4 gigs in 2018. The Ethereum Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) file is stored in VRAM by miners. The DAG grows in size by remaining proportionate to the mining difficulty. About once every epoch (or 30,000 Ethereum blocks), a new DAG is generated, which must be downloaded in order to continue mining. You can view the current epoch and other Ethereum network stats here . (At the time of this writing, the epoch was 162.) Note that the performance of older cards will degrade with each new epoch. Up to a point, more VRAM will also improve performance. The present difference between a 4- and 8-gi Continue reading >>

Bitcoin, Ether And Ripple; Updated Price Charts And Outlook

Bitcoin, Ether And Ripple; Updated Price Charts And Outlook

Get daily market analysis from our in-house experts Choose from more than 25 webinars each week Put your questions to our experts in real-time Q&As Register now Want to hold off on improving your trading? Click here to dismiss. With your broad range of free expert guides, you'll explore: The basics of forex trading and how to develop your strategy Foundational knowledge to help you develop an edge in the market What's ahead for major FX pairs, Gold, Oil and more Download a Free Guide Want to hold off on improving your trading? Click here to dismiss. Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple; Updated Price Charts and Outlook Fundamental analysis and financial markets. - Bitcoin may push back to $10,000 if resistance fails. - Ethereum needs a push, Ripple builds on support. Bitcoin (BTC) Breakout May Lead to a Test of $10,000 Shortly After a few days of trading within a narrow range, the latest Bitcoin chart may see the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization test $10,000 of more, but an upcoming resistance zone needs to be broken to confirm higher prices. BTC currently trades at the top-side of an ascending triangle and above the 78.6% Fibonacci resistance level ($8,523) and a breakout would see the digital coin target the $9,300 - $9,900 resistance zone. Bitcoin (BTC) Price Chart Daily Timeframe (October 8, 2017 February 12, 2018) IG Client Sentiment data show 68.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short Bitcoin at 2.13 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 2.7% higher than yesterday and 11.5% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 8.0% higher than yesterday and 15.4% higher from last week. We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests Bitcoin prices may continue to fall. Ye Continue reading >>

Ethereum Price News In 2018: Heres The Latest Update

Ethereum Price News In 2018: Heres The Latest Update

Ethereum price news in 2018: Heres the latest update It has been a rough couple of months for cryptocurrency. From record highs in December to the lows at the beginning of the year, many currencies havent had a very positive trajectory. The latest Ethereum price news in 2018 suggests that the currency has promise, but could honestly go either way. When taking a look at the latest Ethereum price news in 2018, its important to keep the past few months and the rapid rise and fall the majority of virtual coins experienced. Ethereum, like Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies, saw massive gains near the end of 2017. Keeping in trend with the rest of the crypto market, the initial Ethereum price news in 2018 saw the value crash quite low inciting panic among investors who had just recently invested during the meteoric rise. While cryptocurrency has a format that makes it easy for pretty much anyone to invest, experienced investors and experts alike are well aware that the Ethereum price news in 2018 could be either extremely positive or extremely negative largely due to the volatility of cryptocurrency by design. As a new investment opportunity based almost purely on speculation, the majority of cryptocurrencies have massive highs and equally devastating lows. While the market has seen an overall climb when compared to the same time last year even with the large crash in the beginning of January the cryptocurrency market saw a major crash just over a month ago from a record high near the end of December. Over the course of a week or two, the market took a steep dive proving that its next to impossible to predict what the Ethereum price news in 2018 will be with any sort of reliable accuracy. While its definitely difficult to extrapolate the Ethereum price news in 2018 for Continue reading >>

Geth 1.8 - Iceberg - Ethereum Blog

Geth 1.8 - Iceberg - Ethereum Blog

After waaay too much time under development, were proud to finally announce version 1.8.0 of the Go Ethereum client: Iceberg ! The release fixes a lot of pain points felt by the community and ships a few notable new features, tallying up to ~170 modifications ! Please note, this release introduces a few breaking changes that may affect certain power users! If you are running a production setup, make sure you read the Breaking changes section at the end of this blog post! A huge amount of work went into this release that isnt immediately visible, rather theyre under the hood changes to make everybodys life just a little bit more pleasant. Weve tried to address many of the issues our users were reporting around syncing and block processing. Were not quite where wed like to be, but the experience with v1.8.0 should blow all previous releases out of the water. Geth v1.7.3 released shortly after Devcon3 was the first release to ship version 2 of the light client protocol. It was meant to be a huge improvement over version 1, finally enabling log filtering from Ethereum contracts. It broke the light client. The breakage was massive, with multiple experimental protocols (discovery v5, light client v2) playing badly with each other. Geth v1.7.3 tried to advertise both les/1 and les/2, which conflicted in the discovery, breaking both; les/2 servers would crash serving some light client requests; and discovery v5, running behind an undocumented port, didnt help either. Geth v1.8.0 tries to pick up all the pieces and make les/2 what it was supposed to be in v1.7.3. Weve dropped support for les/1 in the discovery, so there should be no more problems finding peers while we iron out the kinks. Light servers have been polished up to be more robust with existing connections, as well a Continue reading >>

Ethereum's Raiden Network Has New Scaling Competiton

Ethereum's Raiden Network Has New Scaling Competiton

Ethereum's Raiden Network Has New Scaling Competiton Mar 2, 2018 at 13:00 UTC|UpdatedMar 4, 2018 at 11:30 UTC Yet another ethereum scaling solution is launching a test network. Announced Friday,Liquidity.Network is officially joining Raiden Network as the latest ethereum project to attempt to move transactions off the world's second most valuable blockchain and into payment channels, in turn, allowing thenetwork to support greater adoption and use. Similar to bitcoin's better-known Lightning Network, Liquidity.Network aims to enable ethereum users totransact back and forth, without having to pay the cost of moving coins on the blockchain itself. In short, users pay to start channels and to close channels, not for what happens in between. But while Raiden is the furthest along in its development of the concept, it's still yet to go live, and with ethereum nearing capacity at times,today's news that another team is working on the challenge marks what many will likely see as welcome competition. Notably, the solution makes use of Revive , an early-stage technology pioneered last year that claims to offer a better, less expensive way of setting up off-chain transactions. Liquidity.Network co-founder and Imperial College London assistant professor Arthur Gervais told CoinDesk: "What we're providing is a payment hub which allows you to do bi-directional payments among however many people you want, which we think could be big for ethereum in general." According to Gervais,what's available for use on ethereum's Ropsten testnet today is an unfinished alpha version, one that he hopes will attract early testers. Like Raiden, Liquidity.Network will also issue a token to fund development and power the protocol, though it's currently in pre-sale and isn't yet necessary for the netwo Continue reading >>

(eth) Ethereum Price: Drop Expected To Take Eth To $600!

(eth) Ethereum Price: Drop Expected To Take Eth To $600!

(ETH) Ethereum Price: Drop Expected to Take ETH to $600! Ranked second only to Bitcoin, Ethereum is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the markets. The technology that powers Ethereum has been hailed by many as one which may even replace Bitcoin some day. However, for now, Ethereum plays the second fiddle. Ethereum prices jumped by 9000% over the past year attracting millions of new investors. However, Q1 2018 doesnt look as promising as Q4 2017 was. Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum price has remained quite static, falling by a mere 0.20%. Ethereum began the day at $848.50 and closed in at $848. While the last 24 hours arent indicative of much, the past week tells us a lot about Ethereums recent performance. Ethereum began the week at a price of $935, from where it fell to a low of $798. It was followed by a slight surge which took the prices back up to $850. However, it now appears that theres another downtrend forming and one which is bigger than what weve seen this week. Ethereum price has been going through multiple ups and downs over the past few weeks. However, if market experts are to be believed, Ethereum is likely to enter a downtrend which would drop the prices to a low of $600 which is a drop of about $250 from where the currency stands now. Expected movement of Ethereum price | Image; Tradingview Ethereum entering this downtrend would not be an isolated incident as other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, NEO and Bitcoin Cash too, are expected to go down the same path. However, Ethereum has shown a great tendency to bounce back from these lows. Earlier this year, the price had dipped to a low of $500 from where it bounced back to $1,000 in less than 10 days! Ethereum, with a market cap of $83 Billion is a strong player in the cryptocurrency markets. Continue reading >>

What To Expect From Ethereum In 2018

What To Expect From Ethereum In 2018

While never the main event currency in the altcoin universe (that title has belonged solely to Bitcoin), Ethereum has maintained its position as a strong and stable number two. Widely regarded as having one of the most versatile blockchains, Ethereum has been the basis of a large majority of the innovations in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology since its inception in 2014. While Bitcoin corners the market in terms of pricing, name value, and capitalisation, whenever you hear of a new blockchain model outside of the narrow confines of pure financial assets, the odds are good that it is either hosted on, or based upon, the Ethereum network. So what does 2018 hold for the number two altcoin in the market? This is one that has already occurred this year: hitting the $1,000 pricing benchmark. While Bitcoin sky-rocketed to $20,000 per coin in late 2017 (only to drop almost immediately to under $10,000 per coin within weeks of attaining that peak) Ethereum has been slowly toiling onwards, seeing its value raise steadily, that goalpost of $1,000 per coin tantalisingly out of reach. Now that it has hit that target, focus will be on the next pricing milestone $2,000 or $2,500 per coin. As more and more businesses use Ether as the fuel to their new projects, this seems easily attainable. Ethereum is the only altcoin to have made any appreciable dent in Bitcoins market share, as it is the only altcoin to have shown regular and consistent growth of its own market share, comparable to the market itself. Again, this is likely due to diversification, and allowing other enterprises and cryptocurrencies to piggyback on its blockchain, but for whatever reason, Ethereum looks set to improve on this in the next 12 months. With so many new cryptocurrencies being hosted on the Ethereum Continue reading >>

Top 3 Ethereum Project Price Predictions For 2018

Top 3 Ethereum Project Price Predictions For 2018

You might also like Litecoin Price Predictions 2018 I wrote this headline in June 2017, not sure if I should keep it when I will update the article next time. The price of an Ether should outperform that of a Bitcoin for the coming duration. What this means is that a dollar invested in Ether will return a higher ROI than investing the same dollar in Bitcoin. This indeed can be hard to believe in December 2017 when looking at Bitcoin price, but we all know that less than 4 weeks ago it was under $6,000. Most likely Bitcoin its being used by short term investors these days. In fact, the CEO of hedge fund Polychain Capital, Olaf Carlson-Wee, is of the opinion that the entire market capitalization of Ethereum will exceed that of Bitcoin by the end of this year. At least, thats his Ethereum price predictions for 2018. You can read here my BITCOIN PRICE Predictions for 2018 . There is plenty of evidence to support Olafs view. On the one hand, the previously mentioned 20-fold explosion of Ether in 4 months versus the 8.5 times growth of Bitcoin in a year and a half. Besides that, the fact that Bitcoin has lost almost half of its market share to Ethereum during the past four months. To put matters into perspective, four months ago, 90% of all money invested in cryptocurrency was invested into Bitcoin. Curiously, this number has dropped to somewhere around 45%. Conversely, Ethereums share of the total money invested has increased four times in size, making it approach the 30% area. Another indicator showing that Ether can overtake Bitcoin can be found by looking at whos backing each type of currency, as well as why they are backing said currency. Bitcoins focus on payment technology makes it popular with governments, such as Japans and Chinas governments. On the other hand, Eth Continue reading >>

Ethereum Trends: 2018 Predictions

Ethereum Trends: 2018 Predictions

In 2014, when then 20-year old Vitalik Buterin released the Ethereum blockchain, the crypto space was already rapidly filling up with different cryptocurrencies. Granted, most of them were mere Bitcoin spoofs but the market was slowly taking shape. Most developers seemed keen on improving on the perceived flaws in the Bitcoin protocol without offering much in the way of diversity. The ideas seemed to be the same, design a trustless payment processing cryptocurrency. The introduction of Ethereum changed all of that as the power of the blockchain was increased by several orders of magnitude. Where blockchain was hitherto confined to the payment processing arena, developers were now wiser to the fact that it could offer a lot more. From that time onwards, Ethereum has continued to grow considerably. To the casual observer, its achievements may seem small in comparison to the record-breaking Bitcoin. However, crypto enthusiasts and financial monitors know just how far the Ethereum cryptocurrency has come in such a short space of time. Ethereum has for the most parts maintained a hold on the number two position behind Bitcoin in terms of market cap. It is regarded as the most valuable Altcoin and is the basis for a great majority of the advancements in the crypto space. The focus of this article is to look at a few Ethereum price trend predictions for 2018. For all the many gains that Ethereum has enjoyed over the years, there is one benchmark that it wasnt able to attain until 2018. That benchmark was reaching the $1,000 market price milestone. Ethereum had a stellar year in 2017. It seemed for all intents and purposes that it had shaken off the turmoil of the DAO hack that occurred the previous years. In fact, many an expert had sounded the death knell for Ethereum. In th Continue reading >>

Ethereum Commonwaelth Development Update (1 Mar, 2018)

Ethereum Commonwaelth Development Update (1 Mar, 2018)

Ethereum Commonwaelth development update (1 Mar, 2018) Free security auditing of smart-contracts. We are preparing to make a snapshot at 5 500 000 block of ETC blockchain. Callisto mainnet will NOT be launched immediately at the snapshot date. We are not going to rush and launch as soon as possible and I am not going to focus on marketing efforts before the technical side fully meet our requirements. Exchanges: I have informed exchanges about the upcoming airdrop so that they can prepare and announce their position. Remember that Coinbase lists BitcoinCash much later than it was launched . There are two options for exchanges: (1) support Callisto and grant to users or (2) hold it for themselves. Technically, every exchange will receive CLO at their balances. Wallets: ClassicEtherWallet is the wallet that will officially support CLO. Technically, every address, that had ETC at the moment of 5500000 block, will receive CLO. If you control the private key of your address then you will be able to manage your CLO after the mainnet launch. Block explorer: Ethereum Commonwealth Blockchain explorer (Galileo) is in development. Guarda team offers to establish their own version of a block explorer for Callisto. Web page: We are currently focusing on technical part (CLI clients), not the marketing. We are far from mainnet launch now. Callisto web page will be announced later. Team: Unfortunately, Eduard Tua left our team. A whitepaper will be updated soon. It will provide an updated description of the team and a more detailed process of smart-contract auditing. 2. Ethereum Commonwealth bounty program is nowclosed. The Bounty program proves to be ineffective. Ethereum Commonwealth bounty program is shutted down. We will no longer keep a list of community bounties. Later on, we wil Continue reading >>

Ethereum Price Forecast 2018: Best Cryptocurrency To Consider After The Crypto Crash 2018

Ethereum Price Forecast 2018: Best Cryptocurrency To Consider After The Crypto Crash 2018

Home Cryptocurrency Ethereum Ethereum Price Forecast 2018: Best Cryptocurrency to Consider After the Crypto Crash 2018 Ethereum Price Forecast 2018: Best Cryptocurrency to Consider After the Crypto Crash 2018 Palwasha Saaim B.Sc Profit Confidential 2018-02-13T09:57:17Z 2018-02-13 09:58:33 ethereum price forecast 2018 ethereum price eth price eth ethereum best cryptocurrency cryptocurrency news best cryptocurrency to invest in Ethereum is one of the few cryptocurrencies that managed to withstand the downward pressure exerted by sellers during the cryptocurrency crash 2018. There are at least three distinguishing attributes that put Ethereum ahead of its peers, thus delivering a bullish Ethereum price forecast 2018. Ethereum [caption id="attachment_120822" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ethereum Price Prediction: Why ETH Is the Best Cryptocurrency in 2018 The recent cryptocurrency crash has bolstered our faith in Ethereum. Ethereum is one cryptocurrency that proved its mettle, while most others, including crypto heavyweight Bitcoin, faltered. Ethereum Casper, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and Ethereum applications are some of its strengths that we'll discuss in our upbeat Ethereum price forecast 2018. So stay with us.But first, lets rewind back to January and assess how Ethereum emerged as the most potent combatant in the cryptocurrency bloodbath. Why Ethereum May Be the Best Cryptocurrency The recently witnessed colossal drop in cryptocurrency prices has spooked investors. There is a serious concern that investing in cryptocurrencies is like putting your hand in the lions mouth. That concern is genuine. To address it, let's take off our rose-colored glasses for a while.Theres no question that blockchain is a revolutionary technology all set to make a mark in h Continue reading >>

What Could Lift Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, And Litecoin Prices Back Towards New Highs

What Could Lift Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, And Litecoin Prices Back Towards New Highs

What Could Lift Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, And Litecoin Prices Back Towards New Highs Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. After being in a deep correction for a few weeks, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have been coming back nicely over the last week, gaining 19.87%, 10.48%, 30.57%, and 53.90% respectivelysee table 1. 7-Day Price Change For Major Cryptocurrencies Source: Coinmarketcap.com 2/16/18 at 10:30 a.m. The turnaround in cryptocurrency markets comes as equity markets rebounded from the sell-off early in the month, with NASDAQ gaining close to 5% in the last five dayssee table 2. Source: Finance.yahoo.com 2/16/18 at 10.30 a.m. Most notably, the cryptocurrency technicals remained strong,with 83 cryptocurrencies advancing and only 17 declining among the top 100 listed currenciessee table 3. [Ed. note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment. Disclosure: I don't own any Bitcoin.] Number of Cryptocurrencies That Advanced/Declined In The Top 100 Ranks Continue reading >>

Ethereum Roadmap 2018: What To Expect In 2018 - Ethereum Noobs

Ethereum Roadmap 2018: What To Expect In 2018 - Ethereum Noobs

Ethereum Roadmap 2018: What to Expect in 2018 - Ethereum Noobs There is no doubt that 2017 was the year of Bitcoin. The popular cryptocurrency hit $20,000 only a month after it achieved five figures for the first time in history, and the launch of Bitcoin futures has helped legitimize Bitcoin as a form of investment by attracting institutional and professional traders. But the year 2017 is now officially over, and many believe that 2018 will be the year of Ethereum. Unlike Bitcoin, which has assumed the role of digital gold, Ethereum has much more potential applications, attempting to become a decentralized world computer capable of executing smart contracts. For Ethereum to reach its full potential, the blockchain-based distributed computing platform first needs to undergo several large upgrades which address its current shortcomings. One such upgrade activated on October 16, 2017, at block 4,370,000 of Ethereums blockchain. The upgrade is called Byzantium, and it is the first half of the Metropolis stage, which is intended to make Ethereum lighter, faster, and more secure. The second half of the Metropolis stage is called Constantinople, and it should activate early in 2018. Constantinople should introduce Casper, a major protocol upgrade designed to transition Ethereum to a new method for reaching consensus: proof-of-stake (PoS). Casper is a partial consensus mechanism combining proof-of-stake algorithm research and Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus theory, describes Casper Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum. Right now, the consensus in Ethereum is achieved by a proof-of-work (PoW) system. Just like Bitcoin, Ethereum uses the system to deter denial of service attacks and other service abuses such as spam on a network by requiring some work from the service re Continue reading >>

Ethereum Price News: Will Cryptocurrency Ever Reach Wild Highs Of $100,000 Per Coin? | City & Business | Finance | Express.co.uk

Ethereum Price News: Will Cryptocurrency Ever Reach Wild Highs Of $100,000 Per Coin? | City & Business | Finance | Express.co.uk

Ripple price news: Why is ripple going down? Why is crypto falling? In that case, the market capitalisation would have the potential of reaching $100trillion (71trillion), leading us to believe the price of Ethereum might rise as high as $1,000,000 (716,870) per coin. However, the expert warned that price predictions should not be taken as gospel given the sporadic and often unpredictable nature of market prices. He went on: Given the sporadic and often unpredictable nature of cryptocurrency, many new traders turn to social media for answers. And its no wonder why: With the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency in the last two years, new investors are wondering if they can make massive returns and buy a castle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Compare crypto currencies (Ripple, Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin) on value, market cap and supply for the past year LiteCoin is going down with the market dip People tend to take price predictions as gospel and make poor decisions based on even the most tempered recommendations. A big topic of cryptocurrency speculation at present is the future of Ethereum (ETH). Will Ethereum ever reach $10,000 (7,168.70)? My answer is simple: I dont know, and Im not going to tell you that it will. But what I will tell you is how to figure this out for yourself by understanding market capitalisation. Mr Schuster explained that market capitalisation refers to the total value of a cryptocurrency and not just to the single price of one coin. He went on to describe that the current supply of Ethereum is estimated at 97million tokens. The expert declared: Market capitalisation goes a step beyond price to give more context to the total value of a cryptocurrency. Youve likely heard that Ethereum is worth many billions of dollars depending on the day. "The way to Continue reading >>

Cardano Wants To Beat Bitcoin And Ethereum By Starting From Scratch

Cardano Wants To Beat Bitcoin And Ethereum By Starting From Scratch

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano or ADA, as its corresponding coin is called showed up on crypto-tracking sites with a market cap of about $600 million. At the time, it was unusual to see a new coin appear out of thin air with such a high market cap. But Cardano is different. It's an incredibly ambitious product with a strong team and tons of buzz. By year's end, the market cap of Cardano was more than $10 billion, despite the fact that the project was in a fairly early stage. In January, it briefly soared to more than $33 billion before receding back to roughly $10 billion as the overall cryptocurrency market shrunk. It is currently the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. SEE ALSO: After a monster run, Ethereum is the number two cryptocurrency again So what makes the cryptocurrency scene so bullish about Cardano? Cardano claims it will solve most of the issues that plague well-established cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin isn't flexible enough, and transactions on its network are currently slow and expensive due to protocol limitations and overwhelming demand. Ethereum is far more flexible, but as prominent Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir recently put it it's not safe or scalable yet. But Cardano, at least so it claims, has very secure code, peer-reviewed by experts and scientists. It claims to be fast and scalable, thanks to its Ouroboros proof-of-stake technology. It's written in Haskell , a programming language that's typically used in critical systems in the banking and defense industries. It provides interoperability between existing cryptocurrencies. And finally, it offe Continue reading >>

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