Ethereum is a smart contract platform that enables developers to build tokens and decentralized applications (dapps). ETH is the native currency for the Ethereum platform and also works as the transaction fees to miners on the Ethereum network. Ethereum is the pioneer for blockchain based smart contracts. Smart contract is essentially a computer code that runs exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference. It can facilitate the exchange of money, content, property, shares, or anything of value. When running on the blockchain a smart contract becomes like a self-operating computer program that automatically executes when specific conditions are met. Ethereum allows programmers to run complete-turing smart contracts that is capable of any customizations. Rather than giving a set of limited operations, Ethereum allows developers to have complete control over customization of their smart contract, giving developers the power to build unique and innovative applications. Ethereum being the first blockchain based smart contract platform, they have gained much popularity, resulting in new competitors fighting for market share. The competitors includes: Ethereum Classic which is the oldchain of Ethereum, Qtum, EOS, Neo, Icon, Tron and Cardano. Ethereum wallets are fairly simple to set up with multiple popular choices such as myetherwallet, metamask, and Trezor. Read here for more guide on using ethereum wallet: How to Use an Ethereum Wallet
Penta Network is a next-generation platform for both public and private blockchain projects, designed to be a premier platform for transferring value and operating high-performance decentralized applications. Penta will remove roadblocks and reshape the blockchain landscape with an emphasis on impacting the real economy and improving productivity. With its unique consensus algorithm (DSC) and a distributed network architecture, Penta is building the world’s most inclusive, equitable, and distributed blockchain community. Penta Network will provide a fully integrated network infrastructure enabling people, businesses, and communities to exchange things of value in a secure, seamless, and efficient way. The Penta Network will provide the kind of infrastructure needed to power the Smart Economy of tomorrow. The Penta public blockchain is a “smart decentralized” blockchain with a unique consensus algorithm DSC, which balances quantum resistant security with decentralization and scalability. Only by balancing these elements can public blockchains reach their full promise. Building on its underlying blockchain infrastructure, Penta offers a high-performance DAPP platform that ensures scalability, security and efficiency. The Penta DAPP Layer will empower developers to commercially deploy applications solving real-world issues. The Connection Layer' enables Penta to be compatible with other blockchains, with existing networks like online platforms and cloud computing systems, and with off-chain systems. We call Penta the Universal Blockchain Connector because it solves the interoperability problem so that applications launched on Penta can traverse digital networks to be productive in the real economy.