How to Access ETHW Tokens (Ethereum POW) using Metamask

A quick video/article to learn how to check your ETHW balances, access the tokens and send them to different addresses using Metamask.

Sep 16, 2022

The community is ecstatic about The Merge, Ethereum successfully transitioned from Proof-of-Work consensus to Proof-of-Stake and the community celebrated this achievement all day.

However, as you may be aware, a small community of Ethereum enthusiasts and miners have decided to continue the Proof of Work consensus for the network. The Ethereum PoW token is called ETHW and it is active, being traded on several exchanges.

Hence those Ethereum holders who had their ETH on personal wallets now have the exact amount of ETHW tokens. And, many of these users kept asking me how to “claim” these tokens.

Hence I made a quick video to show how to do it. You can watch the video above. If you’re not a video fan, read on as I explain how to do it.

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Accessing ETHW tokens with Metamask

Of course, currently, the easiest way to access ETHW tokens is using Metamask. It is quick, the ETHW mainnet is ready and the network can be easily added to Metamask.

As soon as the ETHW network is added, users can see their ETHW balances.

  1. Open your MetaMask wallet

  2. Go to Settings and select Network / Click on the Network on Top

Click on the Network
  1. Click on Add Network

    Once you select Networks, you’ll see all the networks that you have added. On the bottom of that menu, you can see a new button named “Add Network”. You may click on it and proceed with adding a new network.

metamask networks list
Add Network on Metamask
  1. Fill ETH PoW Network Details

Enter the Following Details in the necessary fields for the new Ethereum PoW network.

  • Network Name: ETHW-mainnet

  • New RPC URL:

  • Chain ID: 10001

  • Currency Symbol: ETHW

  • Block Explorer URL(Optional):

ETHW RPC Details for Metamask

Save the Network.

Now you should be able to see the ETHW balances on the ETHW chain easily.

ETHW Chain Balance

Now users can simply move funds around as they do on other networks.

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