Ethereum Classic is the original node of Ethereum that works on the similar principles as that of Ethereum. Likewise, it is a decentralised block-chain platform for apps that runs its own crypto-currency called Ether Classic. ETC symbolises the Ethereum Classic. Ethereum Classic stipulates the maximum supply of Ether from $210 -230 million tokens approximately.
Ethereum Classic is a basically the original block-chain of Ethereum that decided to continue with the existing block chain at the time, when an embezzlement of $50 million dollars was done from the DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) fund.
DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) was meant to raise a development fund from the public and it successfully gathered an amount of $150 million. In June 2016, DAO was hacked and a fund of $50 million got stolen. The original community that decided to continue with the regular block-chain became the Ethereum Classic. Whereas a hard fork of Ethereum was created that is known as the Ethereum of today.
About 90% of participants decided to associate with the Ethereum chain and relatively 10% of it sticks to the original node of Ethereum i. e Ethereum Classic.
Trezor (Hardware Wallet)
Ledger Nano S (Hardware Wallet)
Jaxx (Mobile and Desktop Wallet)
Classic Ether Wallet (Web Wallet)
Classic Ether Wallet (Paper Wallet)
One can have a hold of Ethereum Classic via fiat currencies (USD etc) as well as in exchange of the other altcoins (Bitcoin, Ethereum) from the recognised exchanges of the crypto-currencies. Few of the best available options are listed as below for the reference purposes.
Best Ethereum Classic Exchanges:
· The major community of Etherum has moved to the Ethereum and Ethereum Classic is backed by a little fraction of a whole.
· It is not a part of Ethereum any further; hence have no access to its latest updates.
· Due to the enhanced credibility of Ethereum, Ethereum Classic is regarded as a black sheep of the entire Ethereum family.