What do you do when you have a disagreement in the crypto community and on the blockchain? You implement a hard fork so that each side of the argument can agree to disagree and walk away still best of buds. This is what happened between Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC). Once upon a time, they were one big happy family. But due to the DOA hack in June 2016, one section of the Ethereum community decided to reverse the transactions that led to the hack. The other side decided to stick to their guns that transactions on any blockchain are immutable aka irreversible. The latter community embraced the cryptocurrency known as Ethereum Classic (ETC).
By now, we understand why they decided to call it Classic. This is also the reason Ethereum Classic (ETC) will edge out Ethereum (ETH) and become the next Bitcoin (BTC). The simple fact that the ETC blockchain has not been altered by reversing transactions, makes it the original Ethereum and a possible reason why many investors will flock to the digital asset to buy and store it. Perhaps their motivation would be for collector purposes the same way we collect original baseball cards. Perhaps it is a devotion to the code of honor that transactions on the blockchain are immutable. Whatever the case, ETC will slowly but surely be the digital asset to have in the future.
This aspect of it being a diamond dozen has been noted by the team at Coinbase who was quick to add it on their platform way ahead of the fan favorites of XRP (XRP), Stellar (XLM) and Tron (TRX). The guys at Coinbase have this unique way of selecting digital assets. They first look at whether the digital asset is decentralized enough. The second way – although unofficial – is they look if the SEC has given the digital asset the pass in terms of declaring that it is not a security. We all remember Coinbase added ETC as soon as the SEC declared Ethereum was not a security.
In conclusion, and as earlier mentioned, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain is the unaltered version of the Ethereum blockchain. Therefore, the ETC community also adheres to total decentralization through transparency and mutual reputation. What this then means, is that there are no backroom deals. This is something similar to what is found on the Bitcoin platform and community. As a result, ETC will continue to be viewed as the next BTC and possibly rise in value in the crypto markets past Ethereum (ETH) due to this fact.
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