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BREAKING: Kim Kardashian Reaches $1.26 Million Settlement with SEC, After Promoting Crypto Without Disclosing Paid Endorsement...

 


It looks like Kim's lawyers delivered a pretty good deal for the reality TV star - she's worth $1.8 billion, and has reached an agreement to settle the matter for $1.26 million.

She also does not have to admit any wrongdoing.


ALL THIS STEMS FROM WHEN SHE VIOLATED US LAW BY PROMOTING A COIN ON INSTAGAM, WITHOUT DISCLOSING THAT SHE WAS PAID TO DO IT. 

Her 'endorsement' was pretty cringeworthy, but I'm probably not in her target demographic. The post said: "ARE YOU INTO CRYPTO??? THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE BUT SHARING WHAT MY FRIENDS JUST TOLD ME ABOUT THE ETHEREUM MAX TOKEN.”

While the settled-on amount is too low to impact a billionaire, the SEC's newest statement on the matter was surprisingly positive, saying in part; "She wanted to get this matter behind her to avoid a protracted dispute. The agreement she reached with the SEC allows her to do that so that she can move forward with her many different business pursuits".

“This case is a reminder that, when celebrities or influencers endorse investment opportunities, including crypto asset securities, it doesn’t mean that those investment products are right for all investors” Said SEC Chair Gary Gensler.


ONE INTERESTING BIT...

There's been some emphasis by the SEC on Kim assisting them 'on "other cases'" - but this is the only time she has ever promoted a cryptocurrency.

Explained in the SEC's own words "(Kim) cooperated with the SEC from the very beginning and she remains willing to do whatever she can to assist the SEC in this matter." - this seems to clash with previous statements of this being a deal to allow her to "put this all behind her".

The most likely scenario is Kim sharing information on other projects that approached her, allowing the SEC to take note of which projects intended to spend a sizeable budget on celebrity endorsements.  Once they have this, they can begin to see what those companies ended up doing, and if any celebs that were eventually hired properly disclosed their status as paid endorsers. 

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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle Newsdesk  / Breaking Crypto News

 

A Long-Gone Ethereum Co-Founder Speaks Out - Why He Sees Possible DANGER of Ethereum 2.0 Heading Towards CENTRALIZATION...


While no longer part of the Ethereum Foundation, Anthony Di Iorio was one of the developers behind Ethereum when it launched in 2015. While he has since moved on to other ventures, he resurfaced this week, sharing concerns on ETH 2.0 in an interview

These concerns revolve about the level of centralization that Ethereum could reach now that the merge to Proof of Stake is complete.

Di Iorio's concern revolves around the possibility of major exchanges becoming an overwhelming number of the total validators on the network. 

At the root of the issue is the requirement to hold 32 ETH to launch a node -so exchanges holding thousands of ETH have an obvious advantage...

That's a little over $42,000 worth of Ethereum at the time of publishing - and it is reasonable to say this prices out the average person, who previously could have started mining for under $1000 if they were interested in contributing to the network. 

So\when the rule is "More ETH = more nodes" you immediately see the potential power major exchanges have by holding thousands of users Ethereum. Even many mid-size exchanges hold enough to launch hundreds of nodes.

However, users need to agree to use any ETH that they actually own, exchanges cannot decide how to allocate your holdings without permission.

So they're getting user permission by offering to share the profits - this factor is the reason many people see these nodes as decentralize.

The nodes may be initially launched by an exchange but they're made from the Ethereum of many different people, the exchanges just brought them all together.

More importantly, all these people have the power to pull out whenever they wish. 

Can these really be considered exchange-owned nodes if their users have the power to shut them down by collectively pulling out?

Still, ETH 2.0 is off to a more centralized start than many expected.  Last week nodes launched by just 2 addresses were validating 46% of total transactions.  One is a known pool, the other an 'unknown entity'... which nobody likes to hear. 

The move away from GPU mining is a double-edged sword when it comes to decentralization...

It may not be as simple as looking at who now has an easier entry to becoming a validator, but for a large number of people, Ethereum's update represents a door opening.

On that note, Di Iorio also acknowledged that the Proof of Stake model allows people from countries that have banned GPU mining to participate again (such as Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesi and more) many of them pointing to the large amount of electricity consumed by miners as their reasoning, an issue the new Ethereum now solves.

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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle Newsdesk  / Breaking Crypto News

 

Trades of the British Pound to Bitcoin SPIKE 1,150% - Why UK Investors are Suddenly Embracing Crypto...

British Pound GBP to Bitcoin BTC

British investors are turning to Bitcoin as a result of the recent decline in the value of the pound sterling (GBP) relative to the dollar, which has been driven by worries that the country's financial crisis will worsen.

The noticeable increase in bitcoin trading volume against pound reflects many investors view that Bitcoin offers an easily accessible place to move funds when they feel risk of inflation is high. Which is why the week began with Bitcoin trading volume of people buying with the British Pound hit a record high of GBP 840 million (valued at $881 million USD)

The average daily trade volume of bitcoin in pounds is seen in the chart below at slightly over $72 million. Making this an increase of approximately 1,150%...

This is an amount too large to brush off as anything but a deliberate direct response. 

"When a fiat currency is threatened, investors start to favor bitcoin." said James Butterfill, research director at coinshares.

GBP to BTC Volume via Coinshares

Gabor Gurbacs, digital asset/crypto investment strategist at investment giant VanEck explains “Given that the UK is now outside of the EU bureaucratic apparatus, it will get another chance to become a Bitcoin hub. I think UK leaders will use this opportunity reasonably well.”

However, a number of analysts have noted that a strong US dollar is partly to blame for the recent declines in the value of the British pound and the euro, and it is extremely likely that this factor is also in the way of a crypto market recovery.

Or to put it another way, we might not notice a significant rise in bitcoin and cryptocurrency ownership until the US dollar starts to lose its position as the strongest currency in the world.

Still, this is one of multiple recent stories giving crypto investors a strong indication that it isn't a matter of 'if' the market will come back, but 'when'... 

What does seem to now be proven is that investors globally are still interested in crypto, and willing to buy and trade it when they see an upside.

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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk 
Breaking Crypto News

Best FREE Crypto Trading Bot - Even in Bear Markets There's Profitable Trades To be Made... if You Catch Them!

Top free crypto trading bot

If you're serious about becoming a successful crypto trader, then you need to take advantage of every tool at your disposal, and one of the most powerful tools available to traders is bots.

Bots are programs that allow your trading strategy to to be implemented, without you having to lift a finger. tomate your trading strategies. By using bots, you can take the guesswork out of trading and let the bot do the hard work for you.

I have 8 bots running as of the time of writing this, the newest one has already been running for over a week.

THE OLD WAY...

Most crypto bots are not free, you'll typically pay a monthly fee or percentage of your earnings.

Once you find the bot you want to use, you'll need to connect it to an exchange via API - those new to trading often give up here. 

But remember - because different exchanges have different coins being traded, the bot you decide to run may not be built to work with the exchange you use.

THE BETTER WAY...

You'll see why this wins the title of the 'best free crypto trading bot' as literally EVERY unpleasant step above comes already solved when you use Pionex.

No more wondering if the bot is compatible with the exchange, even if is, you still need to go though all the verifications exchanges make you do these days for API access before you can even use it. 

Pionex is an exchange, but what makes it stand out from the rest is their build-in trading bots you can use right away...

Oh yeah - and they're FREE TO USE! No fees to join, no fees to use them. 

They're now up to 16 Proven Bots, each with a different trading method giving you something profitable for any market condition. All highly customizable if you wish to, or use the option to have AI automatically use the most optimal settings.

Among the 16 bots are some well-known, long time proven winning strategies such as Grid Trading and Leveraged Grid Trading, Martingale, Coin Rebalancing and many more.

Profit in a Bear or Bull Market...

Use Reverse Grid Bots when you think the market will move downward.  You can find details on all 16 bots offered on the Pionex website, go to their 'Bot Academy' where you'll find written instructions and video tutorials.

I have seen so many people successfully use these free trading bots, . I believe by sharing these bots, we can help even more people become more informed and join in that success. 

By helping others become more successful, we can create a more thriving and vibrant community.

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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk 
Breaking Crypto News / Best Free Crypto Bots

Law Enforcement in 195 Countries Join Search for WANTED Founder of LUNA, as Interpol Prepares Global 'Red Alert' Notice...

Do Kwon of Luna

Sources have informed us of a pending international police (Interpol) global 'red alert' to be issued shortly for the search and capture of Do Kwon, the co-founder of the failed cryptocurrencies terraUSD (UST) and Luna (LUNA), whose whereabouts are currently unknown after moving from Singapore, where he was evading South Korean justice.  

The Interpol security forces include a total of 195 member countries with cooperating law enforcement officials. 

Kwon is indicted in South Korea and possibly wanted internationally for various crimes, including investor fraud, money laundering and tax evasion and evade taxes... 

To the crypto world, he is responsible for a massive loss of investor funds, considered the event that started this year's bear market.

At the time of publishing, Do Kwon's profile has not yet been listed on the official Interpol wanted page. However, if accurate, he would become part of a list of 7,152 red alerts that are currently active.

His most recent statement showed he was still struggling to accept reality...

9 days ago, he denied that he was on the run and that he was at the order of "any government agency" that wants to communicate with him. "We are very cooperative and we have nothing to hide," Kwon said.

South Korean officials rebutted the statement, saying he 'clearly' is evading authorities.


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Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk Breaking Crypto News


This MAJOR Indicator Of Bitcoin's Long-Term Future Just BROKE ALLTIME HIGHS....

Bitcoin digital wallet

There are more than 900,000 wallets with at east 1 full Bitcoin in them, according to data from the blockchain explorer Glassnode

In addition to this, wallets holding at least 0.1 BTC are also at an all-time high.

This is considered major long-term bullish indicator...

This reflects that investors are taking advantage of the current bear-market low prices, as they continue to accumulate Bitcoin with a plan to hold it for months, or even years.

Bitcoin's price is 72% below its historical maximum reached 10 months ago in November 2021, at almost USD 69,000.

If you believe Bitcoin will return to previous highs (as it always has), then you understand why someone would want to take advantage of the current price. 

Here's where things get weird...

In 2021, while Bitcoin's price was on the rise with heavy demand fueling price gains, the number of wallets holding 1 Bitcoin actually declined.

But as you can see from the chart, the amount of 1 or more Bitcoin has been steadily increasing throughout 2022... as the price dropped. 

Wallets Holding 1BTC or more on the rise (yellow) while price declines (black)

What does this mean?

These are the smart traders. Those with experience learn to buy at the bottom, and sell at the top. 

 As Wall Street traders continue to cross over into crypto, it's no surprise that we're seeing more experienced investors in the crypto market.  Where many see a 'crash' they see an 'entry point'.

Remember Warren Buffet's famous piece of advice - “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” - in other words, buy when everyone else is selling. 

But even with a record number of savvy traders, there isn't enough of them to move Bitcoin's price upwards, but they do probably deserve some credit for Bitcoin staying stable in its current $18k - $21k range.  So far, when Bitcoin has gone below $20k, it soon finds people ready to buy.  

A return to a bull market will be fueled by tens of thousands of people buying hundreds of dollars' worth of Bitcoin, not hundreds of people buying thousands worth. 

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Author: Justin Derbek
New York News Desk
Breaking Crypto News


Sam Bankman-Fried on Becoming one Of The Youngest Crypto Billionares in the World...

Five years ago Sam Bankman-Fried didn't own any Bitcoin, but now, he’s one of the youngest billionaires in the world thanks to the cryptocurrency. 

As the founder of FTX, he's become and one of the most powerful people in the young and fast-growing crypto industry.

Bankman-Fried, who has been touted by some as the next Warren Buffett, even still drives his old Toyota Corolla. 

Here he tells his journey to $1 billion, and his plans to give it all away. 

Video courtesy of CNBC

Arrest Warrant Issued for Terraform Founder Do Kwon in South Korea... But He's Not There..



South Korea has issued a warrant for the arrest of Do Kwon, the controversial founder of Terraform Labs. 

Four months have passed since the Terra blockchain's stunning failure that brought down their tokens LUNA and UST, a stablecoin.

The sell-off spilled over into other coins as those who just lost big on Terra tokens looked to secure what they had left, selling any other potentially volatile assets - this was then seen by traders who didn't lose a penny in LUNA or UST, and many of them joined in the sell off as well. 

One Problem - He's Not There...


South Korea issued the warrant, but we've been told by several people who would know - Do Kwon is in Singapore. 

There's no indication he's trying to evade arrest, but those usually able to reach him are (at least claiming) they have not been able to, and he's not returning calls, emails, or text messages.

We're also hearing that South Korea is preventing potential witnesses from leaving the country...


Terraform Labs staff members names have been added to South Korea's 'no fly list'.

Officials report that a judge also issued arrest warrants for five additional individuals on the basis that they violated a law controlling South Korean financial markets, with these coming on the same day,  speculation is that the additional people somehow work with or for Terraform.

Both the United States and South Korea have active investigations regarding Terra's failure, and the collapse of UST has been used as an example of why there needs to be a greater emphasis on stablecoins stability. 

Kwon was asked about potentially serving time in jail...


During an interview with Coinage that took place a month ago. The response he gave; "Life is long."

If that brings him comfort, there may be a bit of good news for Do Kwon in all this - I hear that in jail, every day seems longer!

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Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk Breaking Crypto News


The Lawyer Suing Elon Musk Over DOGECOIN, is DODGING Simple Questions...

musk dogecoin lawsuit

You would think someone with a valid legal case against someone else would happily answer any questions related to it - there's no possibility that simply answering them honestly would end up hurting the case... right?

To be clear - the people behind this lawsuit are aggressively seeking media attention.  

Us, along with multiple other outlets have received regular updates on the case in the form of press releases from NY based lawyer Evan Spencer.  Both these press release and the lawsuit itself seem to follow a format of initially sounding serious, citing dates and price movements, like it revolves around relatively simple math. 

Then things slowly drift, and you find yourself reading 'unhinged' rants, seemingly as the author becomes and more consumed by negative emotions with each mention of the name 'Elon Musk'.

For example, the lawsuit begins with:

"Musk, together with SpaceX, Tesla, Inc., the Boring Company, the Dogecoin Foundation, and the "Doge Army," became de facto partners in a multi-billion-dollar racketeering enterprise which intentionally manipulated the market to drive the price of Dogecoin from $0.002 to $0.73 in two years, an increase of 36,000%. Subsequently, in May of 2022, Musk recklessly caused the price to drop 92% from $.073 to $0.05, an aggregate of nearly $86 billion, when his actions spawned the crypto-crash of 2021/2022."

I'll point out why much of this is misleading; for now, I'm simply showing how the lawsuit sounds like it could be legit...initially. 

But once you're a few pages into the lawsuit, you find yourself reading rants that no longer involve Elon Musk...or Dogecoin.

Like they thought, "Our case is sounding a bit weak... I think we need to turn up the heat - ALL CRYPTO may be EVIL!".

Just like that, you're reading rants about a website that closed 9 years ago when the owners were arrested for selling drugs and other 'black market' goods using Bitcoin as the platform's currency.  If you guessed what I'm talking about, you're probably correct - somehow, Silk Road is mentioned in this lawsuit happening nearly a decade later. 

 "The Silk Road fallout, supra, a now-defunct billion-dollar empire dedicated to the sale of illicit drugs using Bitcoin, further illustrates that crypto’s intended use as currency, in addition to its exploitation as an investment, merits further regulatory scrutiny."

Predictably, no effort was made to see if the 'further scrutiny' already exists - it does.  To anyone in crypto, this tactic used to attack crypto is considered outdated and debunked for years - it takes a combination of someone misinformed and desperate to even attempt it.

The truth is so easy to find, I can only assume they never even looked...

In reality, about 2.1% of transactions in crypto are connected to something illegal. This is confirmed by  the analytics firm that works with the FBI, translating blockchain data into actionable intelligence to catch these criminals, Chainalysis.

According to the UN, as much as 5% of ALL global currency is being used to facilitate something illegal, meaning Fiat currency, specifically paper cash, remains the preferred format of currency in the criminal underworld. 

Ironically, they demonstrate an accurate understanding of the public ledger/blockchain behind every cryptocurrency, and how it gives anyone access to a lifelong record of every transaction that was made using that cryptocurrency.  But then seem unable to guess why many criminals actually avoid crypto.

When answering questions is considered a risk...

Under what circumstances would the party making the accusations against another want to avoid answering questions?  If you're the victim, completely innocent, and can clearly explain who victimized you and how they did it - then there is no question that could possibly lead to any other conclusion.

Refusing is a red flag (just my personal opinion, of course, it isn't a definitive sign that something shady is going on), but I cannot think of any time in my life when I was confident enough to accuse someone of something negative, but scared someone could ask a question that would result in my claims sounding invalid. 

Here are the questions we asked the lawyer suing Elon Musk, and his excuse for not answering them...

It's worth noting that before the lawyer read them, he said he would have a response for me the following day.  When the following day came, he said they could not answer questions.  Specifically telling me:

"I am not at liberty to answer any of your direct questions at this time.  After the case is fully pleaded and briefed with the district court, I would be happy to let you interview me and some of my clients. 

However, until that time, I cannot compromise the rights and interests of my clients to appease the demands of the media."

Also worth noting, there were only 2 questions.  The team came up with something like 10 legitimate things to ask, but in the end we all agreed that the validity of the case would be determined by these 2 factors.

Question #1:

Elon Musk first mentioned Dogecoin in a 2019 tweet. Anyone who bought it then is STILL up 2900% on their investment. Elon Musk has mentioned it occasionally ever since.

So let's go with the idea that your client truly admired Elon Musk, which is why Elon mentioning something was so persuasive.   But if that was the case, the timeline is very off. 

Your client could have lagged a full 20 months after Musk first mentioned Dogecoin, and if he bought some then, his profits would be over 500% still today.

But your client waited 2 years or more to act on Musk's endorsement. 

Can you explain how Elon Musk's endorsement was both irresistible to your client, and at the same time, something they didn't get around to doing for nearly 2 years? 

Question #2:

Has Elon Musk sold ANY Dogecoin? He said he hasn't. 

There's been no mention of a mysterious wallet dumping massive amounts of Dogecoin, suspected to belong to Elon.

Not only does he claim to have never sold, he says he's bought more as the price declined. 

Your lawsuit frames him as a scammer running a pyramid scheme, but if he's telling the truth, this would be the first time in history the mastermind behind the multi-million dollar scam forgot the most important part - to profit. 

What is your evidence that Musk did indeed profit? Otherwise, his investment lost an even higher percentage as your client - this has never been said about the person at the top of a pyramid scheme before.

Why it really is this simple...

Because it appears that Elon's endorsement of Dogecoin was NOT so influential that those suing him felt compelled to buy some when they found out he was a fan.  More like they saw/heard Elon was a fan of Dogecoin, reacted by doing literally nothing for an extended period of time, then nearly 2 years after Musk first spoke of it, bought some Dogecoin. 

Now the only remaining claim revolves around the idea that Elon manipulated the price of Dogecoin for personal gain - but as far as anyone knows, he hasn't gained a penny. 

If Elon is telling the truth, that he sold none, and even bought more as the price declined - the entire lawsuit becomes impossible to make sense of, none of Musk's actions fit their claims.

The lawyer representing those suing Musk did however agree to speak with us 'After the case is fully pleaded and briefed with the district court' - we may have all our answers by then, if not, we will take them up on the offer. 

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Author: Ross Davis
Silicon Valley Newsroom
GCP | Breaking Crypto News

Traders Who Shorted Ethereum Are Having a Bad Day - Over $110 MILLION in ETH Shorts Now LIQUIDATED as Gains Near 10%...

Ethereum up

Be glad you didn't bet against ETH. If you did, my condolences.

ETH's price surge began at a time a lot of people thought it would continue going down, now these leveraged positions are being liquidated at a rapid pace.

Total liquidations in the past 24 hours have reached close to $200 million...

Most occurred on Ethereum short positions, with more than than $110 million worth of liquidated assets. Notably, the largest in the overall market was a $2 million BTCUSD position that occurred on Bybit.

Other exchanges experiencing large liquidations include OKEx, Binance, ByBit, FTX, CoinEX, Huobi, and Bitmex, among others. OKEX reported up to 75% of short positions being liquidated for a total of $4.28 million, followed by Binance with $3.36 million in total liquidations.

The Ethereum community will likely prefer the upcoming update to a proof-of-stake system. Even as the Merge approaches, the price of the coin continues to fluctuate. Today's view is more optimistic, but the preceding days were not particularly inspiring.

From August 30 to September 5, the ETH price ranged between $1533 and $1577. It saw a slight increase above that threshold on September 6, however, that was the day when Bellatrix was upgraded. After the surge, the price fell to $1560 the following day, September 7, but ended at $1629.

It is not unexpected, given these price fluctuations, that liquidations are currently pushing the limits of the markets. A large portion of traders cannot maintain their positions, and exchanges are going to close them.

Things are abnormally unpredictable right now, play it smart...

While many would argue the smartest play is simply not using any leverage, the reality is that advice will be ignored by many people regardless.  So, at least meet in the middle, and perhaps use a bit less leverage than you normally would, and set stop losses so you always sell before you liquidate your positions. 

Even while many experts believe that the best move is to avoid using any kind of leverage at all, the fact of the matter is, many people are going to disregard that advice regardless.

At the very least, come to a compromise and consider using less leverage than you typically would. If you're not using stop losses so you always sell before you liquidate your positions, start using them now (you already should have been, in any market condition).

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Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk Breaking Crypto News



The FREE Coin All Ethereum Holders Get Once Ethereum 2.0 Goes Live...

Ethereum fork ETHPoW

So it's confirmed - A group of developers are working behind the scenes with Ethereum miners to hard fork the Ethereum blockchain after next week’s merge. This means there will still be a version of the network running on the current Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism while the 'official' Ethereum 2.0 blockchain transitions to Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

With that comes a separate and completely independent Ethereum token, currently being called 'ETHPoW' but the coin's official name is still undecided. 

All Ethereum holders will receive ETHPoW automatically, an amount equal to the regular Ethereum you hold...

Major exchanges Binance, MEXC Global, Gate.io, and FTX have already agreed to list and support trading of the forked token. Poloniex is even a step ahead of the rest, and has already listed a placeholder token that will be swapped for the real thing once it's live.

Coinbase and Kraken both say they're open to supporting it, but haven't yet made a full commitment, likely waiting to see if the coin will have any demand or value.

ETHPoW will join the two existing Ethereum tokens - the 'official' Ethereum (ETH) and Etherum Classic (ETC)...

The upcoming 2.0 fork won't be Ethereum's first, the previous fork ended with two coins and two versions of Ethereum - Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. 

To summarize what happened then - in 2016, hackers exploited a security hole in a project called 'The DAO' allowing them to steal about $50 million worth of ETH. A solution was proposed to re-launch Ethereum with the history of the hacked coins completely erased, like it never happened.

How they went about doing this caused a lot of controversy, it was all decided when the proposal was put to a short notice on-chain vote. Only 5.5% of potential voters participated, but since the majority of them voted 'yes', the fork happened.

Those in the Ethereum community who disagreed with the decision simply ignored the change and continued to participate on the original Ethereum network, which became known as Ethereum Classic. 

While Ethereum Classic is considered one of the most successful forked tokens, ETHPoW's Success is far from a 'sure thing'..

When Ethereum Classic started, its support, in large part, came from the controversy that created it.

Some in the community strongly disagreed with the idea of editing the 'true' history of the Ethereum blockchain, and Ethereum Classic kept that intact. Others disagreed with how the decision to fork the coin was made, saying they would support any decision that had over 50% of potential voters backing it, but the fork went ahead without even coming close.  

Ethereum Classic succeeded, and is still active today, because the people behind it truly believed in it.

But when it comes to Ethereum 2.0 - it isn't controversial, it doesn't violate the beliefs of a large portion of the community.  

The only segment of the community united against 2.0 are miners, because once Ethereum has fully moved to the 2.0 Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism, miners are no longer needed to verify transactions. Their motivation to continue supporting the old version of Ethereum is entirely profit-based. These are the same miners who loved it when we couldn't send $1 on the Ethereum blockchain without paying a $75 fee.

That just doesn't sound like the beginning of a token that will have long term success.

Take a look at the two most successful forks in crypto's history - Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin Cash. All others have faded away, while these two remain in the top 50 because they're backed by a community of supporters who believe their existence is important. You can find their supporters making passionate arguments on where they think the 'official' version of the coin went wrong, and why these alternatives make things right.

This is why dumping ETHPoW as soon as possible may end up being the smartest move... 

There already is an Ethereum alternative for anyone who doesn't want to support the 'official' version - Ethereum Classic. It's already accomplished the hardest part - establishing itself among the small list of coins traders can trust to retain value, and can be found on every major exchange. 

There just isn't a good reason for another alternative - maybe the Ethereum brand is big enough where it finds support even if it isn't necessary. But even forks of Bitcoin that every Bitcoin holder received for free met a quick death, because people didn't believe they needed to survive. 

How to make sure you'll be able to access your ETHPoW as soon as it becomes available...

Typically the day forked coins go live, is the day they have the highest value, so if you're aiming to be among the first to trade yours, you'll want to transfer any Ethereum you own off of any exchanges and on to a wallet like Metamask, where you hold the private keys.  

Once it launches, you'll be credited an equal 1:1 amount of ETHPoW for any Ethereum you own, and will be able to access it in the same wallet that holds your regular Ethereum. You'll need to switch networks (blockchains) and we'll make sure to post the settings you'll need as soon as that becomes known. 

If your Ethereum is on an exchange they will need to take several additional steps to distribute each users portion, this is because they store multiple users coins together. In the past, some exchange users waited weeks or even months longer than those holding crypto in their own private wallets. 

Do you think ETHPoW has long term potential, or think odds are against it? Tweet us your thoughts @TheCryptoPress


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Author: Ross Davis
Silicon Valley Newsroom
GCP | Breaking Crypto News

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