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Ethereum Classic is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform with a native cryptocurrency token that trades under the symbol ETC.

Ethereum Classic is, as the name suggests, the original version of Ethereum from which the current Ethereum forked.

Both networks are focused on smart contracts and distributed computing at their core, being that they are essentially different versions of the same software.

It a bit like how Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash don’t exactly love each other because they split for ideological differences… but none-the-less both essentially use same software, despite having different tokens, different developers, and different valuations. Learn more about the Ethereum backstory.

With that said, Ethereum Classic is not endorsed by the Ethereum foundation.

List of Cryptocurrencies

Below is a list of important cryptocurrencies and additional resources you can use to learn more about all the different cryptocurrency types.