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Measures the ability to scale, upgrade and other technological weaknesses or strengths.
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An investment in Ethereum Classic is a way to hedge your bet against Ethereum. Since Ethereum had a great 2017 one might think that Ethereum Classic would have a mediocre or poor year; however, To the surprise of some, Ethereum Classic’s devs have had a super productive year.
After you understand some of the nuances of the contrasts, then you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you think Ethereum or Ethereum Classic would be a better hold for 2018.
The main problem with Ethereum Classic is that it’s not backwards compatible with the Ethereum hard fork. Ethereum’s main developers continue to develop updates and lead marketing for Ethereum (ETH), which leaves ETC out of the loop. One of the best examples of this issue is when Ethereum (ETH) moved from a proof of work (PoW) to a proof of stake (PoS) algorithm – something that ETC has not done.
There is a group of cryptoivnestors who believe that Ethereum Classic didn’t have any support after the initial hard fork. They claim that support was created by other currencies.
Following the attack on the DAO in 2016, Ethereum was split into Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC). Click here to read more about the DAO hack. It’s fair to say that Ethereum has grown much more rapidly than Ethereum Classic has in both market cap and technology.