Why Ethereum’s Proposed PoW Hardfork ETHW Is Freezing Liquidity Pools

The team behind a proposed fork of the Ethereum ETH/USD blockchain to retain its Proof-of-Work (PoW) mining consensus has advised users to withdraw their ETH from DeFi protocols and decentralized exchanges (DEXes).

What Happened: In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the EthereumPoW ETHW/USD core team said it was introducing a liquidity pool freezing technology to protect user funds.

For context, a group of miners and members of the ETH community have proposed another hard fork of the ETH blockchain after the Merge on Sept. 15 that would shift ETH from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism.

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The ETHW core team said that the hard fork would likely lead to the loss of several ETHW tokens deposited on liquidity pools like Uniswap UNI/USDSushiSwap SUSHI/USDAave AAVE/USD and Compound COMP/USD

The ETHW tokens would likely be “swapped or lent out by hackers and scientists” the team said, adding that it would “create a huge mess to the whole network and community.”

As such, the team said it would “temporarily freeze” certain LP contracts with the goal of protecting crypto assets deposited by users.

“Last but not least, ETHW Core recommends everyone withdraw their ETH from LPs (eg. DEX and lending protocol) before the hardfork,” they said.

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Price Action: At press time, ETHW was trading at $63.94 on IOU markets, down 4.86% over 24 hours. ETH was trading at $1,885, down 0.86% over the same period.





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