Ethereum is a classic decentralised platform for running smart contracts: applications that can run completely programmatically without any possibility of downtime, censorship or third-party interference. The classic Ethereum consists of cryptocurrency (ETC), a blockchain ledger, and an ecosystem of applications and services running on top of it. In short, Ethereum classic provides a way to manage digital assets without intermediaries, such as Banks and other financial institutions. ETC allows you to write, deploy, and execute non-vettable smart contracts; It implements truly unstoppable programmable money. The Ethereum Canon is a continuation of the original non-branching Ethereum (ETH) chain and exists to preserve the principle that 'code is law'.