Vitalik Buterin said in a webinar on Saturday that the Ethereum merger will not adversely affect the minting of new tokens on ETC. He does not expect any adverse impact on the blockchain, as the majority of the Ethereum community supports the merger. There are concerns that miners flocking to ETC could disrupt the merger.
Ideally, users shouldn’t notice any difference, says developer Tim Beiko. Buterin added that ETC has a strong community and a strong product to provide PoW. The ETC community strongly advocates PoW values. Still, the market could be split.