The emergence of EthereumPoW (ETHW) kicked off what is arguably the biggest blockchain war since 2017, when Bitcoin split into three competing versions.
In the early days of this new blockchain battlefront, Be[In]Crypto spoke with Chandler Guo, the former Ethereum miner and ICO investor who has become the face of EthereumPoW.
We wanted to know why Guo came out of retirement to front the upstart chain, but Guo had more than that on his mind.
In this incredible interview we learned why Guo decided to take on EthereumPoW, how Vitalik Buterin made the Ethereum mining community mad, and why the Ethereum founder now needs to “shut up.”
Why did Chandler Guo take on ETHW?
One of the curious things about Guo’s involvement in EthereumPoW (ETHW) is that he is no longer a miner himself. Despite this, he has become a major focal point of proof-of-work Ethereum. Be[In]Crypto wanted to know how a retired Guo came to become an important figurehead for the movement.
Guo says, “At the beginning I didn’t care about this Merge thing, but when more and more miner businesses came to me and asked for my help… I wanted to help them and to keep them alive.”
Even then, Guo was shocked at just how quickly things took off. Shortly after expressing an interest in ETHW, the entrepreneur took a short fishing vacation in Moscow to mull things over. During that time EthereumPoW began to pick up some serious momentum.
“Seven days with no internet and no signal, I was thinking a lot. I thought, ‘maybe I should do something’,” says Guo, but when the trip ended, and h
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