Ethereum ETH/USD creator Vitalik Buterin invited people to use the Ethereum Classic ETC/USD blockchain if they prefer Proof-of-Work networks.
What Happened: Speaking at the EthCC conference in Paris, Buterin discussed the upcoming Merge, an event that would mark the Ethereum blockchain’s transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake.
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Buterin referred to Ethereum Classic as the “original Ethereum” that did not betray the vision by forking the DAO.
“It’s a very welcoming community and I think they’ll definitely welcome Proof-of-Work fans,” he said.
“It’s not even a joke. If you like Proof-of-Work, you should go use Ethereum Classic. It’s a totally fine chain.”
Why It Matters: Ethereum Classic has already seen a significant amount of price action over the last few weeks as market participants anticipate a miner migration from the Ethereum chain.
We are seeing price movement on $ETC.
Why is #EthereumClassic pumping?
— Ethereum Classic DAO (@EthClassicDAO) July 17, 2022
When Ethereum officially moves to PoS, Ethereum Classic will become the second-largest PoW network after Bitcoin BTC/USD.
Price Action: According to data from Benzinga Pro, ETC was trading down 7% at $24.60 over the last 24 hours at press time, but is up 14.87% over the last seven days.
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