Ethereum miners behind proposed fork

A hard fork, or a blockchain split of sorts, would allow miners to break away from the Ethereum chain post-merge

Once the merge happens, and Ethereum shifts to proof-of-stake, they will lose their source of income

The team behind ETHPoW recognize their goal is “not easy,” but remains very confident in their potential for success.

We have dismantled the difficulty bomb and completed the preparation of the test network,

Ethereum Classic, which also resulted from a contentious Ethereum fork in 2015.

Removing the difficulty bomb would seem to be an essential step if miners hope to continue business as usual on ETHPoW.

“In the face of such a hard fight, this hard bifurcation is inevitable,” the ETHPoW team wrote.