The question of how to configure Metamask with the Ethereum Pow network arises after the appearance of Ethereum Pow. Metamask is one of the digital wallets and browser extensions compatible with EthereumPoW, the network that emerged after the Ethereum Merge. The shift to the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm instead of proof-of-work (PoW) did not win over all users, especially miners. Several developers banded together, forked the blockchain and launched EthereumPoW, which works with the PoW algorithm. This one does allow mining.
To use this alternative network in the Metamask browser extension, it is necessary to follow a series of steps that we explain here.
The first step is to install Metamask in your web browser. There are extensions available for Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Although the setup explained in this article is for Chrome, a similar approach is used for other browsers.
Next, you must enter the Metamask settings, specifically in the "add new networks" part. After clicking there, a new page will open with a form to enter the data of the EthereumPoW network.
You should enter the following:
Network name: ETHW-mainnet
New RPC URL: https://mainnet.ethereumpow.org
Currency symbol: ETHW
Block explorer URL: https://mainnet.ethwscan.com
ETHW new Ethereum native token
Once completed, the accepted Metamask networks will include EthereumPoW. Experts have clarified that the new blockchain is identical to the one that worked with Ethereum as PoW. Therefore, the wallet address format and private keys are the same. This means that everyone who managed ETH just needs to log into the digital wallet and add the new network.
The price of ETHW, Ethereum's native PoW token, has fluctuated noticeably, starting at $137 and dropping to less than six. The OKX exchange is one of the few that accepts this token
Critics of the fork point out that there is no clear and established roadmap for the development of the EthereumPoW network. As a result, more than a few believe that this network will not be able to sustain over time.
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