Ethereum Classic is the result of the hard fork of Ethereum and its currency. Ether, is traded as ETC rather than ETH. Due to the theft of 3.6 million Ether in the original Ethereum blockchain on June 2016, a hard fork was required to return the stolen Ether to its original owners. However, some developers believed the blockchain should not have been altered and continued mining the original Ethereum which thereafter became known as Ethereum Classic. For all intents and purposes Ethereum Classic offers the same features of Ethereum. The maximum supply is set to be 210 million.