ETC, or Ethereum Classic, is a decentralized blockchain network that operates similarly to Ethereum. ETC aims to maintain the original Ethereum vision of a decentralized, permissionless, and open blockchain network, which is immutable and resistant to censorship. ETC operates using a proof-of-work consensus mechanism and allows developers to build decentralized applications (dApps) on the platform. The ETC token is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum Classic blockchain, and it plays a crucial role in the platform's ecosystem. ETC enables users to transact and access the network's features, as well as stake tokens to secure the network and receive rewards. As the demand for decentralized applications, smart contracts, and secure blockchain networks continues to grow, ETC and its native ETC token may continue to attract interest from users and investors."