Chainlink, a cryptocurrency protocol for transmitting data between smart contracts, won't support any new forks that would be focused on Ethereum's proof-of-work algorithm. The developers wrote in a blog post that the decision is aligned not only with the Ethereum Foundation, but also with the Ethereum community.
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Therefore, Chainlink's products won't support any smart contracts that would fetch their data from Ethereum's Proof-of-Work fork — should there be any — after the network completes its transition into the Proof-of-Stake model. The developers said:
"Users should be aware that forked versions of the Ethereum blockchain, including PoW forks, will not be supported by the Chainlink protocol."
Chainlink says those blockchain developers who are unsure of their migration strategy surrounding the Ethereum's upgrade should pause their projects to "avoid unforeseen incidents and help protect end users."
Ethereum is expected to undergo the update in September, although the network's Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin acknowledged that the so-called "Merge" update might be delayed until October if developers find any vulnerabilities or bugs on test networks.
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