Ethereum Classic is a blockchain platform that appeared as a result of separation from Ethereum in 2016. At that time, this platform carried in itself all the same features as on the parent platform.The conflict appeared due to a hacker attack, as a result of which ⅓ of investors' money was stolen. The management offered to roll back and return the stolen money, but a certain group of people opposed this, because they believed that the fundamental idea of the blockchain would be destroyed, whose history should be the same, no matter what happens.As a result, a network separate occurred, after which the two projects began to go their own way. But the main difference precisely in the plane of ideology, and the functionality of smart contracts and blockchain is still very similar between these platforms.Ethereum Classic does not have a specific leader, the entire development team is trying to keep a low profile. But at the same time the team has a clear and consistent development plan.