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Crypto community divided over Ethereum hard fork

Following Chandler Guo’s public vow to fork Ethereum (ETH), the call for a hard fork has grown significantly, leaving stakeholders to pitch their tent on different sides.

Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun and his crypto exchange Poloniex were one of the first supporters of the idea.

OKX, Huobi hint at listing Ethereum forks

Jay Hao, the CEO of OKX exchange, has hinted that the exchange could list “the newly forked coins if there is sufficient demand.”

At @OKX, we actively monitor and will support the #Ethereum Merge.

Potential Ethereum hard forks may emerge when the network’s upgrade takes effect.

We will evaluate and list the newly forked coins if there is sufficient demand.

— jay_star.okx ⚛️ OKX CEO (@star_okx) August 8, 2022

However, he added that OKX “will support the Ethereum Merge.”

Huobi also confirmed that it would support Ethereum forked assets on its platform as long as they meet the exchange security requirements.

But it added that it does not encourage arbitrary forking and pre-mining that could affect the industry’s development.

Other crypto exchanges like Gate Exchange and  MEXC have also revealed that they would support ETH hard forks.

BitMEX says ETHPoW would generate interest

BitMEX wrote that there are many technical challenges that a forked version of Ethereum would face. It continued that if the positive sentiments surrounding the forked coins persist, leading centralized exchanges might list them.

ETHPoW may generate a lot of excitement, and we predict that ETH vs ETHPoW will be a popular trading pair post-split, at least until another interesting dynamic comes along.

Meanwhile, BitMEX will allow its users to have exposure to ETHPoW through a linear futures contract margined in Tether that will go live on August 9.

Chainlink, Digital Currency Group will not support hard forks

CEO of Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert said his firm does not intend to back any Ethereum hard fork.

fwiw, our full support is behind ETH PoS, in addition to ETC, and have zero intention to support any ETH PoW fork. ETH miners should move to ETC to maximize their…


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