September 26, 2022

Chainlink protocol developers refuse to support Ethereum forks

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Chainlink protocol developers refuse to support Ethereum forks

Ethereum is preparing to switch to PoS, and the community is waiting for forks of the second cryptocurrency on the old PoW algorithm. However, Chainlink developers do not plan to support them.

Decentralized oracle network developersChainlink emphasized that oracles will work both during Ethereum’s transition to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm and after that. However, they warned that forks of the second cryptocurrency, including Proof-of-Work (PoW), are not planned to be supported.

“This decision is in line with the decisions of the Ethereum Foundation and the overall vision of the Ethereum community,” Chainlink said on its website.

The developers also advised the creatorsdapps to disable functionality for the duration of the merge to "avoid unforeseen incidents and protect end users". In addition, developers need to make sure that dependencies on external projects and applications will work after the transition of Ethereum to PoS.

Recall that earlier, a major Chinese Ethereum miner Chandler Guo announced the creation of a new minority ETHPoW network for miners who want to “escape” from Ethereum 2.0.