ETHPoW, a separatist Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain forked from Ethereum’s Merge, went live on Sep. 15. However, the chain suffered technical issues after the launch, which put downward pressure on its ETHW token.
ETHW price down 65% amid “ChainID” fiasco
The price of ETHW has dropped by 65% since ETHPoW’s launch to around $14 on Sep. 16, according to CoinMarketCap. At its lowest, the token was changing hands for $9.50.
ETHW price performance in the past seven days. Source: CoinMarketCap
The losses coincided with a technical issues related to ETHPoW’s ChainID.”
ChainIDs are identifiers that help users identify one blockchain from another. Thus, ETHPoW required a new ChainID to separate its transaction data from the original Ethereum blockchain after the Merge, otherwise, it risked creating duplicate transactions.
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