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Ethereum Fork (EthereumPoW) Proposed Amid the Merge Slated Next Month

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Ethereum fork supporters are getting ready to scrap the crucial EIP-1559. An Ethereum miner has written an open message to the community after receiving support from many industry heavyweights.

Towards the end of the transition towards proof-of-stake (PoS), the Twitter account of the proposed chain-split fork, EthereumPoW, claimed that the formerly “almighty” Ethereum Foundation had given up on “decentralization” as one of its aims.

In a lengthy discussion, backers of the Ethereum fork argued that the Ethereum Foundation was trying to use EIP-1559 to promote a favorable theme at the cost of the miners. They said the “elites” were silencing the miners while in reality, the working class is a political force that should possess some political power and influence for the sake of a more representative government. They further claimed that miners were pressured into participating.

The EthereumPoW group, who call themselves truly decentralized, has guaranteed that the new token will not be pre-mined and that there will be no inflation. The group will continue to prioritize protecting Proof-of-Work and the Nakamoto Consensus process.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Chandler Guo, a renowned Chinese miner, said that numerous Ethereum mining manufacturing businesses had come out to him to begin forking endeavors. Soon after the controversial founder of Tron, Justin Sun, backed the idea of a hard fork, it acquired widespread support.

Although Guo is the driving force behind the proposed fork, it has also received backing from BitMEX, a derivatives platform that just released a futures contract that would allow speculators to trade leveraged ETHPOW.

Circle, another stablecoin platform, has declared its complete support for Ethereum’s POS chain transition. Competitor Tether likewise announced its readiness to support Ethereum’s new blockchain upon its release. However, Chainlink has said explicitly that it would no longer accept Ethereum forks after the planned Merge on September 19th.

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, Binance, has said that it would not completely rule out supporting the next contentious fork of Ethereum, ETHPoW.

The “merge” is a protocol update that will occur on or around September 19 and will finalize Ethereum’s upgrading to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, and the exchange has declared that it will support the upgrade.

The corporation did, however, mention that it may back “merge resistors” who want to keep using proof of work and launch their own separate network and cryptocurrency. Binance said in a statement released Wednesday that “in case of new forked tokens, Binance will evaluate the support for distribution and withdrawal of the forked tokens.”

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CertiK Uncovers Suspicious $2.4M Payments Into Tornado Cash

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  • The money movement is linked to the October 2021 BXH Exchange breach.
  • GitHub reinstated the Tornado Cash code in “read-only” mode.

On Saturday, crypto security company CertiK said that it had uncovered a suspicious $2.4 million payment into the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash. Information suggests the money movement is connected to the October 2021 BXH Exchange breach. It resulted in a loss of $139 million. Although the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) has placed sanctions on the crypto mixer. However, the exchange is still being used to move money.

The theft of over 4,000 ETH worth $139 million from the BXH Exchange at the end of October is likely connected to the transfer of funds.

Hackers Defying Sanctions

The address 0x158F5 is held by a third party and used the Binance Smart Chain and Avalanche staking contract’s privileged method to retrieve staked tokens and withdraw cash. The tokens were then transferred to Ethereum using the address.

CertiK reports that the staking contract holding the funds and locations was previously released by a Telegram group formed by persons affected by the BXH Exchange. Tokens with a bridging ERC-20 standard were converted to ETH at the address in question. To date, almost $2.4 million in value has been transferred into Tornado Cash, represented by 1865 ETH tokens.

Even after the Office of Foreign Asset Control at the U.S. Treasury banned suspicious transactions on Tornado Cash in August, the service is still accepting them. The crypto mixer platform has just received a transfer of 500 thousand DAI from EOA 0x0B789. The money transfer was associated with an exploit in DAO Maker.

After receiving confirmation from the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States Treasury, GitHub reinstated the Tornado Cash code in “read-only” mode.

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Whale Alert: 270 Million XRP ($130M) Bought by Whales

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Ripple (Xrp) Price Jumps To New Four-Month High
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  • The largest ever buy was on the Bitso crypto market for 54.1 million XRP.
  • XRP prices have increased by around 50% during the last week.

The native XRP token of Ripple has seen the most growth over the previous seven days. While Bitcoin and Ethereum have both had big price declines recently, XRP has seen a sharp increase. The current price increase of XRP may be attributed to a number of factors. Whales hoarding Ripple tokens is one instance.

Tokens worth around $130.2 million in XRP, almost 270M XRP have been transmitted from several cryptocurrency exchanges to many unknown addresses in the past 24 hours, according to data from Whale Alert. The largest ever buy was on the Bitso crypto market for 54.1 million XRP. Approximately $27.5 million worth of XRP coins were purchased by Whale all at once.

High Volatility Expected After Judgement

However, whales have been buying up XRP on the Bitstamp platform to the tune of nearly $84.1 million. To their XRP holdings, whales have just added more than $41.4 million over many trades. Meanwhile, a massive transaction involving 132 million XRP (about $62.1 million) was also spotted by the whale tracker.

Since the SEC and Ripple submitted their summary judgement papers, there has been a dramatic increase in the whale stockpiling of XRP tokens. The current increase was caused by new court documents. It also noted a surge in the number of active addresses holding between 1 and 10 million XRP tokens in late 2022.

On the other hand, XRP prices have increased by around 50% during the last week. Since word of the case’s resolution circulated favorably across the market, this is the result. At this moment, the price of XRP is $0.5015 as per CMC.

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