Vitalik Buterin calls out ETHW hard fork proponents as “trying to make a quick buck”

#ETH. If #Ethereum hard fork succeeds, we will donate some forked #ETHW to #ETHW community and developers to build #ethereum ecosystem. https://t.co/ee4kGSuVoK

— H.E. Justin Sun🌞🇬🇩 (@justinsuntron) August 4, 2022

Vitalik stated that he has seen nothing but support for proof-of-stake from within the community and noted that most people who want to retain proof-of-stake are “outsiders” from the Ethereum ecosystem.

Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron blockchain, is undoubtedly an outsider to the Ethereum ecosystem by many accounts. Vitalik also referenced that proponents of a hard fork “own exchanges and are just trying to make a quick buck.”

Speaking on a question as to whether a hard fork could cause issues with NFTs living on both forked chains, Vitalik replied, “I foresee market confusion if that proof-of-work hard fork becomes something substantial.”

However, Vitalik quickly put the onus on the proof-of-work chain instead of accepting that this could cause issues with what many will consider “mainnet.” Should a fork gain traction, Vitalik expressed, “I’m sure there’s going to be problems… if they want to make a fork, it’s on them to mitigate those problems.”

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