"Ethereum Merge," you'll see a charming countdown clock depicting two panda
one black and one white, slowly getting closer to each other. When the countdown hits zero, six hours from the time of writing, the two pandas will become one
The cute metaphor beguiles the importance of the Ethereum Merge to everyone, not just cryptocurrency supporters.
Ethereum is the second biggest blockchain, behind only bitcoin, and currenctly emits carbon dioxide roughly equivalent to that of Singapore.
If it's successful, the Merge will lower ethereum's massive electricity requirements by over 99%.
That is of huge consequence. Skeptics of cryptocurrency typically argue that coins like bitcoin and ether are useless, and that they consume enormous amounts of electricity.
The first point is polarizing and subjective, but the second is unequivocally true. In an era when more people than ever view climate change mitigation as society's highest priorit
In the Merge, ethereum will adopt a system known as proof of stake, which has been planned since 2014, before the blockchain's creation. Because of its technical complexity,
"We've been working on proof of stake for about seven years now," ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin said at the Eth Shanghai conference in March, "but finally all of that work is