According to the head of the ETC Cooperative, Bob Summerwill, a potential PoW fork of Ethereum would require a huge coordination effort and would not be viable if implemented.
The idea of launching a branch of Ethereum, which will continue to work on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm, was expressed by Guo in July. The ETHW asset is intended to enable miners to continue working after the merger of the Ethereum main network with Beacon Chain, which is scheduled for September.
The executive director of the non-profit organization behind the development of the Ethereum Classic ecosystem has explained to the well-known miner why he considers his plan inappropriate.
In many ways, Summerwill has referred to his own experience with the ETH/ETC hard fork. According to him, then it took “zero effort.”