Ethereum is preparing to switch to PoS, and the community expects forks of the second cryptocurrency to appear on the old PoW algorithm. However, Chainlink developers do not plan to support the next Ethereum fork.
The developers of the Chainlink decentralized oracles network emphasized that oracles will work both during the next Ethereum fork on the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm and after that. However, they warned that forks of the second cryptocurrency, including on Proof-of-Work (PoW), are not planned to be supported.
“This decision is consistent with Ethereum Foundation decisions and the general view of the Etherium community,” Chainlink said on its website.
Developers have also advised decentralized app creators to disable functionality during the merger to “avoid unforeseen incidents and protect end users.” Also, developers need to make sure that dependencies on external projects and applications will work after the transition of Etherium to PoS.
As a reminder, Chandler Guo, a major Chinese ether miner, previously announced a new ETHPoW minority network for miners who want to “escape” from Etherium 2.0.