A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Access Your ETHW Tokens if You Held ETH Before The Merge – Featured Bitcoin News

Ethereum owners are now eligible for one ETHW each time they have an ether. This guide will show ethereum owners how to use Metamask’s wallet to access their EthereumW tokens.

Accessing the ETHW Network via Metamask’s Network Settings

Ethereum changed from a Proof-of Work (PoW), to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS), 16 days ago. Ethereum miners decided to mine different coins such as ravencoin or ethereum classical. Some miners switched to the Ethereumpow (ETHW), and it has been online for over two weeks. At the time of writing, there’s 52.27 terahash per second (TH/s) of hashrate dedicated to the ETHW network.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Access Your ETHW Tokens if You Held ETH Before the Merge
ETHW price chart October 1, 2022

Moreover the ETHW token has been traded at prices between $10.96 – $12.16 per units over the past 24 hours. The USD value for ETHW has increased by 20.6% over the past two weeks. Seven-day statistics show that the token’s growth rate is 49.1%. ETHW lost approximately 7% in the last 24 hours against the U.S. Dollar. ETHW is available at a 1:1 rate to ETHW owners. Since the ETHW network was launched, ether holders can now access their coins.

This post will show you how to easily access ETHW with a Metamask wallet. It involves updating the network. ETH holders can use different methods, such as importing seeds into Metamask and using a wallet that supports ETHW. Some wallets like Crypto.com’s defi wallet has a toggle switch that checks for balances, and if you held ETH on Crypto.com’s defi wallet, simply check for balances and the ETHW token can be added.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Access Your ETHW Tokens if You Held ETH Before The Merge
Some wallets, like Crypto.com’s defi wallet (pictured above), allow users to check for balances via specific networks. Other wallets offer ETHW support in other ways.

To leverage the Metamask route, it’s assumed you already have ETH in a Metamask wallet throughout the rest of this guide, but if you don’t, it’s also possible to import your ETH wallet into the Metamask platform and access the funds from there.

Assuming you already have a Metamask wallet that held ethereum (ETH) before The Merge or before September 15, the next step is accessing Metamask’s settings section in the wallet. In order to access the settings simply click the account icon and press “settings.”

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Access Your ETHW Tokens if You Held ETH Before the Merge
The Ethereumpow (ETHW) network’s RPC data (pictured left).

In Metamask’s “settings” section, on the left side of the screen another section called “network” will be visible, and there’s an icon of a plug right beside it. Press “network,” and the section will take you to an area that shows all the networks your wallet is connected to, and from here simply press “add network.” After pressing the “add network” button, Metamask will warn you about malicious networks as the platform states:

An attacker can pretend to be the Blockchain’s state and log your activity. Add only custom networks that you are comfortable with.

The fields required to connect to the ETHW network are listed below the warning. There are five fields to fill out, which include: “Network Name,” “New RPC URL,” “Chain ID,” “Currency Symbol,” and the “Block Explorer URL.” In order to connect to the ETHW chain simply leverage the RPC data written below.

  • Register Network Name ETHW-mainnet
  • New RPC URL- https://mainnet.ethereumpow.org
  • Chain ID 10001
  • Currency SymbolETHW
  • Block Explorer URL- https://mainnet.ethwscan.com

After filling in all the fields, simply press “save” and connect to the ETHW network. The wallet should display a balance in ETHW once it is connected to the network. This will depend on the amount of ether that was stored originally. You can save the ETHW balance, send it to an address other than yours, or transfer it to another wallet.

Make sure your trading platform supports the ETHW blockchain if you are planning to sell these tokens. Ledger, a hardware wallet company has posted a blog that explains how ETH holders can access the ETHW network through Metamask.

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