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Moving parts within the Ethereum Classic ecosystem
There has been a lot of confusion within the Ethereum Classic ecosystem about the multiple Github organizations and how everything is meant to fit together.
Where is the client code? How do we coordinate between different client teams and other ecosystem participants on how to make updates to the protocol? Where do the key community resources live?
EthereumClassic.org is the canonical best "landing site" for Ethereum Classic. The DNS entry is owned by Anthony Lusardi, Ethereum Classic OG and ex-Director of the ETC Cooperative, but the actual content is developed collaboratively at github.com/ethereumclassic/ethereumclassic.github.io.
This is a homecoming of sorts, because this Github website served the ETC community from July 2016 until April 2018. It was replaced by a new WordPress site built by ETC Cooperative, which looks great, but the content is already outdated. Only the admins could update it. We will bring the Github based content back up to date and then improve the design.
Social media and chat
The ETC Discord is the #1 place on the planet in which to talk about Ethereum Classic. Please do join us there! Crypto Twitter is always popular, but can be a "talking shop" where not much actually gets achieved. Key accounts are twitter.com/ETCCooperative, twitter.com/eth_classic (operated by IOHK), twitter.com/etclabs | twitter.com/etclabscore and twitter.com/ClassicIsComing.
There are other communication channels - Reddit, Telegram, Facebook and more, but they are generally pretty poor quality and might be worth skipping. Other countries and language groups have their own communication channels.
ECIPs (Ethereum Classic Improvement Process)
The ECIP process is the single most important thing for all ETC ecosystem participants to understand. It is our means of reaching human consensus on any changes to the protocol. Proposing or making changes to the ETC protocol outside of this process is extremely ill-advised, as it will be seen as an attempt to subvert the network and as an attack against the community. On a lighter note, it is very easy to understand the process and to participate. Anybody with an interest can join in.
There is an excellent web view onto the active ECIP proposals at ecips.ethereumclassic.org, which is self-describing. The ECIP-1000 Meta ECIP describes the workflow for ECIPs, and any changes to the workflow should be proposed as modifications to ECIP-1000.
Ethereum client implementations and Github
A key decision which the Ethereum team took back in 2014 was to have a neutral specification of the protocol together with multiple implementations of that protocol. That facilitates a free market in client implementations and encourages decentralized development. They wanted to avoid what happened to Bitcoin, where the initial implementation, Bitcoin Core, became a reference client and the defacto specification for the protocol. Alternative Bitcoin implementations never get much market share, because they must be bug-for-bug compatible with Bitcoin Core. Not so for Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, where we have always had multiple client codebases.
Geth is the most popular Ethereum client. Its development is funded by the Ethereum Foundation and developed in github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum. Directly after the time of the DAO fork, Geth supported both Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, but that support was dropped pretty soon afterwards. There there was little or no demand for Ethereum Classic support, with most of the ETC community preferring to use Classic Geth.
That was a world ago, with most people in both the Etherum and Ethereum Classic communities having arrived long after those events. Many individuals within the ETC community would love to see built-in support for ETC restored to vanilla Geth, whose development team have proven themselves to be unsung heroes time and time and again. They continue to squeeze better and better performance from the code.
Classic Geth was originally a fork of Geth but diverged over the years until there was no hope of the codebases ever reconverging. It was developed by the sadly defunct ETCDEV team which folded in December 2018. Igor still continues to work on Emerald Wallet. ETC Labs funded ChainSafe to refresh Classic Geth for the Atlantis hard fork, which will be its last outing. That has been far from a smooth ride, but many ecosystem participants still use it. Classic Geth is developed by ETC Labs in github.com/etclabscore/go-ethereum.
MultiGeth is a downstream fork of Geth which adds support for many different species of Ethereum networks. Unlike Classic Geth, MultiGeth has always intentionally stayed very close to Geth, with regular downstream merges. Given that the majority of the changes in MultiGeth are related to configuration for other Ethereum networks, it would make sense to audit the differences against Geth for consideration for upstreaming, so that all Ethereum networks could work from the same Geth codebase, rather than being forked for a difference which can easily be captures using parameterizations and conditional code, as Parity Ethereum has done throughout. Wei Tang (AKA sorpaas) is the MultiGeth maintainer, with development happening in github.com/multi-geth/multi-geth. The ETC Labs Core team has indicated that they intend to migrate their client development efforts from Classic Geth or MultiGeth during the next hard fork, with Classic Geth finally retired.
Parity Ethereum was the first truly successful Ethereum client developed outside of the Ethereum Foundation, when Parity Technologies (originally Ethcore) developers who had previously built the cpp-ethereum client left and built a brand new Rust client, based on their experiences at building a C++ client. Both of these teams were led by Gavin Wood. Now, sadly, it appears that Parity Ethereum is reaching the end of the line, with funding having been minimal since 2017. Can the code find new life, or will it die? It remains to be seen. Development occurs in github.com/paritytech/parity-ethereum.
Hyperledger Besu is perhaps the single most exciting development in the Ethereum client landscape, with world-class licensing and IP protection, governance and workflow, due to the choice of Hyperledger as its home. It is implemented in Java, making it hugely appealing to enterprises. It has been developed by the PegaSys team, spawned from ConsenSys, with a large and incredibly talented team. It supports Ethereum mainnet and permissioned scenarios and is compliant with the EEA Enterprise Ethereum specification. All of these reasons are why the ETC Cooperative chose to fund ChainSafe to implement ETC support in Besu, as the very first new feature being contributed to Besu within the Hyperledger workflows. Besu is now developed in github.com/hyperledger/besu. It was previously called Pantheon, and has been in development since early 2017.
Mantis is a Scala client built by IOHK from scratch following the birth of the Ethereum Classic network. The motivation for this, Charles Hoskinson said at the time, was to give the Grothendieck team the opportunity to really learn the protocol inside out in a way which forking another team's code does not. In the middle of 2018, Charles announced that the Mantis team would be adding Ethereum support, and it appears that much progress was made towards that goal, but development was defunded at the end of 2018, and Mantis did not participate in the recent Atlantis fork. We hope that they will return to battle soon. Development occurs in https://github.com/input-output-hk/mantis.
The github.com/ethereumproject organization, which was forked from github.com/ethereum organization at the time of the DAO was finally retired in October 2019, just ahead of ETC Summit 2019, bringing the confusion between github.com/ethereumproject and github.com/ethereumclassic to a close.
Live stream and videos from ETC Summit 2019
Thursday 3rd October 2019
08.00 - 10.00 - Breakfast
08.00 - 09.00 - Registration
09.00 - 09.10 - Opening address - Bob Summerwill
09.10 - 09.35 - The State of ETC - Anthony Lusardi
09.35 - 10.00 - Ethereum Classic Principles, Vision & Opportunities - Donald McIntyre
10.00 - 10.25 - Atlantis Protocol Upgrade & the ETC Roadmap - Afri Schoedon
10.25 - 11.00 - Morning break
11.00 - 11.10 - The Future of JSON-RPC Tooling - Shane Jonas
11.10 - 11.20 - Jade Service Runner: Bridging the Decentralized Service Gap - Zane Starr
11.20 - 11.40 - Adding Merkle-Mountain-Ranges and Fly-Proofs to ETC - Zac Mitton
11.40 - 12.00 - ERC1066 - One Byte of Context - Brooklyn Zelenka
12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
13.00 - 13.20 - The Year Ahead for ETC Labs - Terry Culver
13.20 - 13.40 - Infrastructure for Decentralizing Distributed Networks - Aaron Lowry
13.40 - 14.00 - Radical Ideas: Experiments in Sustaining Open Source Software - Scott Moore
14.00 - 14.20 - Afternoon break
14.20 - 14.40 - POA Network: Development Tools in the ETC ecosystem - Andrew Gross
14.40 - 15.00 - Collaborative Machine Learning on ETC - Cody Burns
15.00 - 15.20 - State of the ETC testnets - Afri Schoedon
15.20 - 15.40 - Afternoon break
15.40 - 16.00 - Metronome - 1st cross chain currency - chain hop from ETH to ETC - Manoj Patidor
16.00 - 16.20 - Fireside Chat: Improving Investor Access to ETC - Michael Sonnenshein & Anthony Lusardi
14.20 - 16.40 - The Need for Cross Chain Collaboration - Aidan Hyman
16.40 - 17.00 - Developer Relations in ETC - Yaz Khoury
17.00 - 17.10 - Crossing statements - Bob Summerwill
17.10 - 19.30 - Cocktail Happy Hour
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 version preserving untampered history; free from external interference and subjective tampering of transactions.
Declaration of Independence
ETC FAQInvestment Thesis
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.
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.
Blog Classic Announcements
Proposing an explicit social contract in support of POW mining
The Ethereum Classic Blockchain Is INCOMPLETE & Why That Is OK
An Introduction To Tries
Ethereum Classic Recursive Length Prefix Encoding
ETC Roundup — What’s happened last week (3/19/18)!
A Walk Through Ethereum Classic Digital Signature Code
ETC Roundup — What’s new this week (3/12/18)!
ETC Rundown — What’s new this week (3/6/18)!
Long Term Outlook for Ethereum Classic
On Ethereum Classic Mining Rewards With The New Monetary Policy
Why Multisig Smart Contracts Will Likely Take Over Ethereum Classic & The World
A Simple Interpretation Of The Ethereum Classic Mining Difficulty Parameter
Implicit Ethereum Classic Blockchain Information
The Dexaran Interview
How Ethereum Classic Light Clients Can SECURELY Operate
Who's Talking at the Classic Summit
The Mining Game: Explaining Blockchains
All that's new in Classic - October Edition
The Rise and Rise of Social Coins
Web 3.0 And Ethereum Classic
Development forces arriving
When Absolutely No One Can Steal Or Return Lost Ethereum Classic Funds
Should The Ethereum Classic Community Be Ashamed Of Promoting Privacy?
ICOs & Custom Cryptocurrencies On Ethereum Classic
Stand up from the crowd
ETC Weekly Newsletter: Dev Update 10!
Why You Should LOVE Proof Of Stake Systems — Hybrids!
Ethereum Classic Blocks Explained: The Three Categories
Ethereum Classic World Computer Transactions Explained
ETC Weekly Newsletter: New all time highs as ETC surges!
Ethereum Classic Public And Private Keys: A Little Enlightenment
ETC Weekly Newsletter: New devs on ETCdev Team.
The Ethereum Classic World Computer Accounts & States Explained
ETC Weekly Newsletter: Dev Update + News from Bitkio.
How To Improve Ethereum Classic Immutability Discussions
ETC Weekly Newsletter: Dev update and more
Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Discusses The New Viper Smart Contract Programming Language
ETC Weekly Newsletter: Dev Updates + New Discussions
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Monetary Policy Statement.
An Interview With The Anonymous Individual That Started Ethereum Classic
How To Create A Censorship Resistant Domain Name System On Ethereum Classic
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Treasury Proposal
Should We Make ⟠ The Ethereum Classic Currency Symbol?
Why Ethereum Classic Uses An Incorrect SHA3 Implementation
Proposal: Ethereum Classic Currency And Logo Conventions To Improve Communication And Avoid Expensive Mistakes
Serpent: Introduction To The BEST Ethereum Classic Smart Contract Language
Why Bloom Filters Are So Cool (+ Useful!) For Blockchains & Beyond: An Introduction
Hashes: An Introduction & Why They Are Foundational To The Internet & Blockchains
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Another Great Month Ahead
Ethereum Classic Harmony
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Protocol Update Successful!
Sustainable Development Goals
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Happy New Year!
ETC Weekly Newsletter : End Of 2016!
Zero Knowledge Proofs For Dummies
ETC Weekly Newsletter : In Case You Missed It
How To EASILY Set Up An AMAZING Ethereum Classic Node & Talk To It With Your OWN Code
ETC Weekly Newsletter : ETC Meetup in London + The New Team
Introducing The Grothendieck Team
Why Would I Choose To Run My Application On Ethereum / Classic Instead Of The World Wide Web?
ETC Weekly Newsletter : The Grothendieck Team
ETC End of Year and Monetary Policy Event: London, December 13th
Why InterPlanetary File System & Its Ilk Are A Big Deal For Blockchains & Beyond
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Network Update
The Skinny On Smart Contracts: An Introduction & Why You Should Care
ETC Weekly Newsletter : Monetary Policy Update
The Bare Basics Of Money And Monetary Policy WITH A FEW WORDS FROM SATOSHI NAKAMOTO
ETC Newsletter : 2016-11-01 - 2016-11-08
Let's Admit Blockchains Are Weird: An Introduction To The Strangeness
ETC Newsletter : 2016-10-24 - 2016-11-01
Instead of The Halvening, A Tithing for ETC
Gas Reprice Hard Fork on ETC block 2500000 (October 25)
Why Another Hard Fork To Deal With The Recent Denial Of Service Attack Spam Shouldn't Be Controversial
Ethereum / Classic Denial Of Service Attacks & The Estonian Cyberwar
Cuban Piracy & Why Merkle Trees Are So Awesome For Blockchains
Navajo Indians Help Explain Ethereum / Classic Replay Attacks
The Invisible Field
Code is Law and the Quest for Justice
CHBTC contributes funds to foster growth of Ethereum Classic
Ethereum Classic Kickoff (London)
Nature Inspired Ethereum Classic Community Dynamics Proposal
New Website Created
Decentralized anarchist governance system
Couple Values That Forked Ethereum Broke
Getting things done in a decentralized way
What can I do to help Ethereum Classic project?
ETC exchange trading and other news
ETC - new Ethereum Classic ticker symbol
Let's keep the original censorship-resistant Ethereum going!
A Crypto-Decentralist Manifesto
Press Classic in the Media
Circle Invest supports ETC/USD trading pairs
PR Newswire: Grayscale Investments Commences Process to Secure Public Quotation for Ethereum Classic Investment Trust Shares on OTCQX®
CrowdFund Insider: Bitcoin IRA Unveils Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, and Bitcoin Cash for Retirement Investments
CryptoCoins News: Ethereum Classic Price Jumps Past $20 During 23% Climb
Forbes: Your Guide To Running An Initial Coin Offering, For Better Or Worse
Nasdaq: Ethereum Classic Forges Its Own Identity With New Mantis Client
The Coin Telegraph: Ethereum Classic Begins to Differentiate Itself from Ethereum With Release of New Mantis Client
Ars Technica: Using a blockchain doesn’t exempt you from securities regulations
Coin Telegraph: Coinbase Clarifies, No Plans to Integrate Ethereum Classic Yet
Crypto Ninjas: ALFAcashier adds support for Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Crypto Ninjas: Crypto exchange ALFAcashier adds Thailand banking support
Crypto Insider: Bitconnect Coin Price Reaches All-Time High in June, Briefly Surpasses Growth Rate of Ethereum
The Merkle: Litecoin and Ethereum Classic Almost Match Trading Volume
Crypto Coins News: Ethereum Classic Leads The Top 10 Cryptos For The Week
Value Walk: Ethereum vs. Ethereum Classic: Same Great Taste, Half the Calories
Coin Telegraph: Ethereum Classic Comes Big To China, Becomes Best Performing Crypto On Friday
Crypto Coins News: Ethereum Classic Jumps Ahead Of The Pack
Coin Telegraph: Ethereum Classic Makes Its Way Onto Chinese Exchange Huobi
Crypto Ninjas: OKCoin Intl to launch Ethereum Classic (ETC) support on July 15th
The Merkle: 4 Ethereum Classic ICOs You Didn’t Know Existed
Finance Magnates: Dash, Litecoin, Ripple’s XRP and Ethereum Classic Added to eToro’s CryptoFund
The Merkle: What is Ethereum Classic’s ECIP-1025
The Merkle: InPay Introduces First Dual Blockchain Project For Ethereum Classic and Waves
Ibtimes: Cryptocurrency exchange BTCC DAX launches with Ethereum Classic
Cryptocoins News: Ethereum is Struggling With Scaling, Despite Lack of Actual User Base
Bitcoinist: Ethereum Wars: Classic Posts Only Gains, Surfs All-Time Highs As Congestion Plagues ETH
Cryptocoins News: Ethereum Congested: Time to Start Looking at Other ICO Platforms?
ETH News: Led By John McAfee, MGT Capital Invests In Ethereum Mining Capability
Finance Magnates: Litecoin and Ethereum Classic Now Worth Over $2 Billion Each
Inside Bitcoins: Ethereum Classic Steadily Rises To Surprise Top Ten Crypto Markets
Coin Telegraph: Ethereum Classic Used To Fight Ticket Touts
CryptoCoins News: Can't Infer Every Organization Will Use Ethereum Blockchain: Agrello Chief Scientist
Inside Bitcoins: Is Ethereum Classic (ETC) a Good Investment?
The Merkle: Top 5 Ethereum Classic Wallets
CoinTelegraph: Ethereum Classic Becomes First Crypto Research On Bloomberg Terminals
The Merkle: Ethereum Classic Climbs the Ranks to Become Fourth Largest Cryptocurrency by Market Cap
CryptoCoins News: Ethereum Classic: �No Bailouts� in ETC ICOs
Rogue Money: Cryptocurrency In The World Of Finance
Nasdaq: Interview: Vitalik Buterin on Scaling Ethereum, Its Popularity in Asia and ICOs
CoinTelegraph: eToro Adds Ethereum Classic, Advertises Crypto In London
CryptoNinjas: HitBTC goes live with Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading
CryptoNinjas: Bobby Lee's Twitter contest brings Ethereum Classic to BTCC
AltcoinToday: Ethereum Classic Becomes Fifth Largest Cryptocurrency, Briefly Beats NEM, Litecoin
LiveBitcoinNews: Ratio Between ETC and ETH Is Slowly Shrinking
CoinTelegraph: Ethereum Classic Becomes Fifth Largest Cryptocurrency, Briefly Beats NEM, Litecoin
CryptoCoinsNews: Ethereum Classic Leaps Litecoin to Become 5th Largest Cryptocurrency
CoinTelegraph: Ethereum Classic Hits $1.3 Billion Market Cap, Boosted By Consensus, Silbert
AllCoinsNews: Ethereum Classic Market Report: ETC/BTC Hits All Time High
CoinTelegraph: Ethereum Classic Soars Along With ByteCoin, Pulled By Ethereum Price
CryptoCoinsNews: BitTicket Uses Ethereum Classic to Book Tickets on a Blockchain
CoinTelegraph: Force Behind Ethereum Classic Price Wave: Community
CryptoNinjas: Korean exchange Bithumb announces support for Ethereum Classic ETC
InsideBitcoins: Ethereum Classic Challenges Dash As Silbert Support Gains Momentum
HuffingtonPost: Rise of Ethereum: A New Blockchain Juggernaut
CoinTelegraph: Ethereum Classic Fund Goes Live, Ethereum ETF Launch Edges Closer
What's Driving Ether Classic to All-Time Highs?
Stage is set for initial coin offerings on Ethereum Classic blockchain
Who Controls the Blockchain?
TradeBlock’s ECX Index for Ethereum Classic now Publicly Available
Stampery Add-in to Microsoft Office uses ETC
White Hacker Group to Claim $4.4 Million in Controversial DAO Refund
Now an Ethereum Classic Private Fund on the Horizon
How to prepare for Bitcoin fork: lessons from ETC/ETH split
Investments Report Outlines Centralization Risks in Ethereum
How To Create Your Own Ethereum Classic Blockchain Explorer For Learning (& Fun)
Grayscale Investments Plans To Launch Private Ethereum Classic Fund
Hard, Soft, Friendly? Zooko Wilcox on Hard Forks
Bitcoin Trust's Silbert to Launch Classic Ether Fund This Month
The Cryptocurrency Funds Have Arrived, And They're Bringing Wall Street Money
LiveBitcoinNews: Project XBTC Greeted With A Lot of Skepticism By Bitcoin Core Supporters
CoinJournal: Upcoming Ethereum Classic Hackathon Aims to Foster Blockchain Development in China
CoinTelegraph: Epic Battle of Dash vs. Ethereum Classic Not Over Yet: Charles Hoskinson
NewsBTC: Bitcoin Unlimited Mining Pool ICO Only Accepts ETC Investments
Bitcoin Magazine: Op Ed: Why Ethereum's Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the Coming Year
Bitcoin.com: Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust
Nasdaq: Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses 'Difficulty Bomb'
CoinDesk: Ethereum Classic Freezes 'Difficulty Bomb' With 'Diehard' Fork
Bitcoin Magazine: Barry Silbert Shares Digital Currency Group's Perspective on Ethereum; Announces Etherscan Investment
The CoinTelegraph: 2017 - The Year Bitcoin Finally Breaks Free
The CoinTelegraph: Microsoft to Add Extensive Support For Bitcoin, Describes it as Currency
CoinDesk: Not Just Bitcoin: The Top 7 Cryptocurrencies All Gained in 2016
CoinDesk: Ether Classic Surges to More Than 4-Month High
CriptoNoticias: Ethereum Classic bets on monetary reforms as its price increases
CoinDesk: Ethereum Classic Price Surges By Over 30%
CryptoCoinsNews: How Classic is Ethereum’s Austrian Kin
Ethereum Classic Gets More Interesting
Ethereum Classic Considers Bitcoin-esque Monetary Policy
Ethereum Classic Forges New Path; Revamped Monetary Policy Could Be Next
Ethereum Classic Announces Updates and New Monetary Policy
Ethereum Classic Fundamentals
Cryptoholics Podcast: Ethereum Classic Plans and Ambitions with Charles Hoskinson
CoinDesk: The Plot Thickens As DAO Attacker Trades Stolen Funds for Bitcoin
Hard Fork To Deal With The Recent DoS Attack Spam Shouldn't Be Controversial
Ethereum Classic Successfully Hard Forks To Fix Security Flaw
CoinDesk: The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now
Ethereum Classic Denial Of Service Attacks & The Estonian Cyberwar
Immutability doesn't mean being against hard forks
Hopes Are High Tomorrow's Ethereum Fork Won't Be Like the Last
Ethereum's Hard Fork Drags Classic Along with it
CoinJournal: Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Fundonomy Set to Launch in Alpha in Mid-October
Tuur Demeester discusses Ethereum, ETC and recent DoS attacks
Coindesk: So, It Looks Like Ethereum is Going to Have to Fork Again...
CoinTelegraph: Microsoft Supports Ethereum Classic, Hosts Meetup with Charles Hoskinson
Bitcoin.com: A Victorious Rebellion? Microsoft Investigates Ethereum Classic's Potential
NewsBTC: Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Now Supports LiteCoin and Ethereum Classic
Motherboard: Apple's Rules for Virtual Currencies Are Interminably Vague
The CoinTelegraph: Roger Ver on Bitcoin Scalability: Two Bitcoins Are Better Than One
BTC-Echo: NEW: Monero & Ethereum Classic sale on Anycoin Direct
Bitcoinist: Ethereum Nodes Crashing, Under Possible Attack
CriptoNoticias: Bitfinex reveals new details for the conversion of the BFX chips
CoinJournal: Chandler Guo: Vitalik Made 'Huge Mistake' In Changing Ethereum Blockchain
Investopedia: DAO Hacker Donates Stolen Funds to Ethereum Classic Dev Team
Ethereum Classic: An Update
iPhone7 Enables Bitcoin Payments, Ethereum Classic Might be Next
Jaxx Aims to Be Blockchain Agnostic With ETC Integration
Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Now Supports Ethereum Classic!
The Bizarre Fallout of Ethereum’s Epic Fail
Ethereum Classic: A Masterpiece in the Making
Who is Ethereum Classic?
Jaxx will include full Ethereum Classic (ETC) integration
Can Two Ethereum Markets Co-Exist?
Code is Law and Old Testament Gods
Ethereum Classic Community Navigates a Distinct Path to the Future
Ethereum Classic is Starting to Mobilize
Samson Mow Hints At Ethereum Classic Mining Pool Plans
Thoughts on an Ethereum Classic Roadmap
The Case For Ethereum Classic
Charles Hoskinson: Why I'm 100% ETC
Ethereum Classic’s Proclamation of Independence from Censorship and Interference
White Hat Hackers Caught Red-handed During Attempted ETC Sell-off
ETC/DAO stolen coins frozen by exchanges was sent by Ethereum Foundation Developers
Ethereum Classic Declares Their Independence From the Foundation
Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Supports Ethereum Classic, Eliminates All Fees
White Hat Hackers Could Have Crashed Ethereum Classic
The DAO Hacker is Getting Away
Roger Ver: Market Viewed Ethereum Fork As Good
Why are There Now Two Ethereums?
Will Coinbase Have Enough of an ETC Supply To Honor Its Promise?
Ethereum Classic Credits Will Soon Be Available on Coinbase
Ethereum Classic Overtakes Ripple and Steem
Ethereum Classic becomes third largest cryptocurrency by market cap
Major ETH Exchange CHBTC U-Turns, Will List Ethereum Classic In Response To Demand
The Great Digital-Currency Debate: ‘New’ Ethereum Vs. Ethereum ‘Classic’
The Value of Settlement Finality
51Pool Attack Plans 51% Network Attack Against Ethereum Classic
The Three Value Propositions of Ethereum Classic
Ethereum Analysis: ETH vs ETC potential parity
How the Great Schism Can End Well for Ethereum Classic
Mainstream Media's Irrational Criticism Towards Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin
Ethereum: A Hard Fork Lesson for Bitcoin
Rise of Replay Attacks Intensifies Ethereum Divide
Ethereum: The Battle Of The Chains
Ethereum's Two Ethereums Explained
Ethereum And The Old Catholics
Ethereum Hard Fork Creates Competing Currencies as Support for Ethereum Classic Rises
Ethereum Classic Project Continues on the Original Chain: Here's Why
The CoinTelegraph: Developer Claims Ethereum is Stolen Intellectual Property, Files Complaints with FBI
Ethereum Classic Timeline: The Events that Created and Defined ETC
Vitalik Buterin and The Ethereum Foundation create the first blockchain-based turing-complete smart contract platform
Slock.it construct TheDAO Ethereum Contract; a security audit is completed by Dejavu
TheDAO smart contract is deployed; members of the public send it value in return for DAO tokens
Slock.it announce a $1.5 Million USD proposal, paid in Ether by the crowdfund, 'to guarantee the integrity of The DAO'
On the last day of the crowdsale, DAO curator Vlad Zamfir calls for a moratorium on TheDAO, citing many game-theoretical security issues
The crowdsale completes to become the world's largest and raising an incredible $150 Million USD
Peter Vessenes publicly discloses the existence of a critical security vulnerability overlooked in many Solidiy contracts
Stephan Tual publicly claims that TheDAO funds are safe despite the newly-discovered critical security flaw
Ether is slowly and silently drained from TheDAO as the re-entry bug is applied
The price of Ether is slashed in half as Griff Green announces that TheDAO has been hacked
TheDAO's splitting mechanism gives around a month for a solution to be found that recovers the funds; Foundation and community developers race to implement a soft fork
A group of 'white-hat' hackers secure 70% of TheDAO funds but protocol-level action is required to save the remaining 30% split by the hacker
The Ethereum Foundation releases a 'Soft Fork' client to censor transactions coming from the hacker; mining pools vote to enable it by lowering gas limit
Critical Denial of Service flaws are found in the Soft Fork implementation, miners quickly decide not to use it
Hard Fork Debate
Many days of intense arguing goes on in the Ethereum community about the pros and cons of implementing a Hard Fork
The only remaining option is a controversial Hard Fork. A Specification is determined and announced by Slock.it and Ethereum Foundation members
With 12 hours notice, The Ethereum Foundation use a controversial third party 'coin vote' to determine that the Hard Fork should be turned on by default; consensus is declared and an updated client is released
With around 80% of nodes updating to the new client, the community nervously await the arrival of the Hard Fork activation block 1920000
The community lets out a sigh of relief as the Hard Fork code is succesfully implemented with no obvious flaws; champagne corks are popped all over the globe
With predictions of the original non-forked chain to disappear within hours, many are surprised to find that miners continue mining blocks and OTC trading of the original chain tokens gives them value
The largest Ethereum exchange lists 'ETC' - Ethereum Classic; many exchanges quickly follow suit, ETC price peaks to 1/3 of ETH's
Community in Disarray
Flame wars begin in the once peaceful /r/Ethereum and /r/ethtrader subreddits and economically-charged vitriolic spats begin to take hold of the community as it comes to terms with the split
The Ethereum Classic community begins to branch off from the forked-chain subreddits and form its own communication channels, including /r/EthereumClassic, Slack and Telegram
The Robin Hood Group attempts to dump a large quantity of stolen ETC on the market. Poloniex freezes the funds. Uncertainty reaches an all time high.
Classic Declares Independence
A Declaration of Independence on the ETC website is published stating ETC no longer wants to be in association with the Foundation. The document, signed by the community, highlights the Ethereum values, which they believed were violated as well as how they plan to move forward.
The Ethereum Classic community begins to rally behind a stabilizing ETC price by rebuilding on the Classic network; this website is created, groups are formed, new ideas begin to surface
Millions of previously locked or frozen ETC become available to DAO token holders and DAO attacker. Despite predictions of doom and gloom, ETC price holds remarkably well in face of huge dumps
Both Ethereums are hit with non-stop network attacks; ETC devs quickly ensure smooth and uncontentious network upgrade to patch exploited vulnerabilities
Classic community starts debating ETC monetary policy and emission schedule, as a way to align interests of platform users, miners, investors and developers
A team of 7 full-time developers, committed by IOHK, starts working for Ethereum Classic
ETC goes through a non-contentious network upgrade, resolving critical issues such as difficulty bomb and replay attacks
A team of long-term ETC contributors and volunteers rebrands as a ETCDEV team
Ethereum Classic community adopts a fixed-cap monetary policy with a Bitcoin-like limited emission schedule
Grayscale circulates investment thesis for 'Ethereum (ETC) Investment Trust', first non-bitcoin crypto fund targeted at traditional investors
To Be Continued
As Ethereum Classic community and its two independent dev teams start to focus efforts on development and applications, we look forward to ETC becoming a decentralized immutable public infrastructure of the future...