No Blockchain Is an Island
Blockchain governance is shaped by much more than protocol rules: the underlying internet rails, social norms, markets and laws all have an influence.
Developer Preethi Kasireddy believes what the ethereum community decides to do in terms of fund recovery will be the network's "defining moment."
Parity Technologies has said it has no plans to move forward with a code change that would result in an ethereum blockchain split.
Parity Technologies and Web3 Foundation will soon launch the first proof-of-concept of their blockchain interoperability protocol, Polkadot.
Parity is set on implementing their new proposal to recover frozen funds, and ethereum devs are worried there's nothing to stop a blockchain split.
A new proposal for unfreezing millions in ether is easier to swallow since it's focused specifically on Parity, but it's still causing a stir.