What is Ethereum Classic?

January 3, 2009

Satoshi Nakamoto created


July 30, 2015

Vitalik Buterin created


July 20th, 2016


has been created

11,950,000 Eth

June 17, 2016

$50 Million Hack

theDAO was hacked
3.6 mil of ETH was stolen

July 20th, 2016

Hard Fork



of Ethereum miners voted against the previous 'DAO softfork' and would logically oppose hardfork as well

July 24th, 2016



theDAO was hacked 3.6 mil of ETH was stolen

FORKED Ethereum


Why Classic?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

Ethereum Classic is a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain - the classic 'unforked' version; free from external interference and subjective tampering of transactions.


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Transaction Finality
We believe the core value proposition of any blockchain is immutability; valid transactions can never be erased or forgotten. Individuals interacting on Ethereum Classic are governed by this reality; Code is Law.

This does not necessarily mean that code replaces existing laws, or that only code is law (there are many geographical jurisdictions), but it gives users the opportunity to enter into a new blockchain-based jurisdiction where agreements are governed by code.

By entering into contracts on Ethereum Classic, you can be certain that the network remains neutral. The outcome of transactions will be dictated by code you voluntarily interact with. Unless explicitly defined by the contract code, there are no reversals, no undos, no opt-outs.

Transactions are final; applications are unstoppable.

Decentralized Governance
There are many problems that fester due to centralization and opaqueness; corruption, unaccountability, nepotism, inefficiency and stagnation. Ultimately, centralization leads to fragility; only decentralized systems can stand the test of time.

These problems can be only solved by adhering to governance systems that do not rely on a central point of failure. Just like distributed networks and the consensus protocol itself, we believe that only truly decentralized projects can survive in the long run.

Ethereum Classic manifests these values by relinquishing control by a formalized central foundation. The only hierarchy is that of transparent meritocracy and mutual reputation. No backroom deals or behind-closed-doors unilateral decision making; just free and open discourse.

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ETC-based projects (Dapps, smart-contracts, servies, etc.) could be hosted on our site and have a separate sub-domain named after the project. These projects may be featured on the main page of the marketplace so more community members may see and use it.

Crowdfunding a Project

Crowdfund your project with help of the ETC community. In case your project earns approbation of community members in review stage you will be able to crowdfund your ideas through pledges and donations.


Ethereum Classic Marketplace would be a centralized market of ETC-based solutions and services developed by the members of ETC community. Everyone with working solutions would be able to publish projects and sell it, or give it for free.

Create Proposals and Voting

Everyone can propose and put to the vote an idea or a project benefitial for Ethereum Classic development. It will be discussed by the community, and the community will decide whether it is good enough to be implemented or crowdfunded within ETC ecosystem.


We need your support to ensure original Ethereum will be kept alive.

We need more developers, website designers, people who can write and advocate the need for Ethereum Classic.

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    Igor Artamonov
    Core & Protocol
    Java and full stack ○ distributed systems ○ crypto & blockchain ○ did Big Data before it was mainstream
    Elaine Ou
    Core & Protocol


    Artyom Abaev
    Product manager, Coordinator
    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."
    Vasiliy Vybornov
    Linux/Network/DevOps Engineer and Automation Specialist. An IT professional who has worked for several service providers in the cloud services, web hosting, and telecom sectors. Co-founder a few web-project (news media) and author of a monitoring system for ISP.
    Sergey Ponomarev
    Smart-contract developer
    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."
    Mike Breeze
    Backend developer

    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."
    Ilya Kurilev
    Gamification Platform
    "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."
    Dan Reitman
    Our legal advisor
    Studied international law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and now provides legal advice to tech start-ups as a managing partner of Alesia Legal Consulting law firm.
    Alexandr Noxon
    Frontend developer
    The first time I tried bitcoin in 2012, this technology made the revolution in my mind. And now Ethereum doing it again.
    Web developer with 10 years of experience. Among TOP-15 Web developers on fl.ru
    Carlo Vicari
    Community manager

    Lead as business development manager for an advanced laboratory services corporation. During this time, he cultivated relationships with numerous public and private universities. As project lead, he succeeded in building a strong foundation for the company to begin growth after years of stagnation.


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    The hard fork created a huge opportunity for miners, creating two fluctuating currencies to switch their rigs between. Ethereum Classic is presently one of the most profitable crypto-currencies to mine and is attracting substantial hash power with zero switching cost.

    With your help, the Ethereum Classic network can grow strong and you will be rewarded for ensuring the future of the original chain. Do it for profit and principles; mine Ethereum Classic today!

    Additional info on solo mining and more mining tips.


    We fork Ethereum and maintain upstream patches similar to the relation between Redhat and CentOS, until a community can form around the project and create a road map.

    Until this happens we can fork multiple existing clients to help prevent a monoculture of clients.

    We plan to follow https://github.com/ethereum development except for any features they introduce into existing clients that violate the key principles of openness, neutrality and immutability.

    Development and maintainance of Ethereum Classic is our existential goal. Community will decide what to implement into the code, professionals would audit the results — this synergy of competencies would make ETC stronger, better, safer. If you are willing to contribute to the improvement of ETC you are welcome — we need your skills, ideas, time. Feel free to contact and help us in our mission to establish the future of the only true Ethereum.

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    Most important question for traders is 'will ETC have market price'? There are all reasons to believe that it will.

    Essentially, ETC is an Ethereum 'spinoff coin' with a wide user base of all current ETH users. Some of them will see the value of transacting on a censorship-resistant chain, some won't.

    This creates interesting arbitrage opportunities for smart traders. Additional reasoning why ETC is very unlikely to be 'worthless'.

    All the major exchanges announced that they will assign their users both ETH and ETC after the fork. This is a step in the right direction, now it's up to these major exchanges to enable ETH/ETC trading that will no doubt be demanded by users.

    Decentralized exchange Bitsquare started ETC trading right after the fork. Other trading venues will follow since there is a strong business case. We are in touch with several other exchanges to add ETC trading to their platforms. If your exchange is interested in ETC trading, please contact us.


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    Donators and buyers of our t-shirts will receive additional perks and a forum badge, which indicates their help and dedication to our community — everyone would see that you support the development of ETC network.

    People will obtain badges with different design, which depends on the amount of donations and purchased merchandise. The more you donate — the more perks and fancier badges you get.



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