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Where Ethereum [ETH] miners are heading after Merge success

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As the much-awaited Ethereum Merge was completed on 15 September, Ethereum miners had to look for other alternative coins to keep their operations running. Therefore, a few coins registered a massive increase in their hashrates. 

The Ethereum PoW, which is a new hard-forked chain created with the motive of sheltering the ETH miners, also shared good news as several mining pools offered their support for the network.

Most recently, Nanopool announced that it is going to support the EthPow Ethereum fork, which is expected to be minable in 24 hours after the ETH Merge.

This is a massively positive development for ETHW as Nanopool had nearly 30TH/s hashrate contribution on the Ethereum network.

With this newly announced support, the total number of mining pools supporting ETHW has reached 18, which is a good signal for the ETHW community. Several large mining pools were also on the list, including Poolin, 2miners, Antpool, BTC.com, and several others. 

What’s more on the table?

Apart from the news of new mining pools joining the ETHW community, the last few days were quite eventful for the community as several updates and announcements were made.

For instance, the ETHW community shared an open letter in which they talked about the ETHW mainnet and ETHW mining. The big announcement was that ETHW would be launched within 24 hours after the Merge is completed.

Moreover, the ETHW community recently also reminded miners to withdraw ETH within seven hours in a separate tweet.

Interestingly, while these developments occurred, ETHW’s token price also responded accordingly. Since its launch, ETHW has witnessed a continued decline in its price, but now, the situation seems to be changing in the token’s favor.

At the time of writing, ETHW was priced at $32.25 with an over 40% increase in 24-hour volume. ETHW’s daily chart was mostly painted green, giving hope for brighter days ahead. 

ETHW’s competitors

Though the developments around ETHW looked promising, there were a few other blockchains that also got their share of the prize out of the Merge.

For instance, Ethereum Classic and Ravencoin were trending on CoinMarketCap a few hours ahead of the Merge. ETC and Ravencoin both registered a massive surge in their network hashrate.

Interestingly, their token’s value also outperformed several other cryptos with higher market caps as they registered massive gains over the past few weeks. 

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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