Ethereum Merge successfully completed


It’s official, the Merge is a success. Ethereum, the second largest crypto by market cap, will no longer rely on a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism to verify transactions.

The historic event took place on 15 September at 06:42:42 UTC at block 15537393. Ethereum’s mainnet execution layer has merged with the Beacon Chain’s consensus layer at the Terminal Total Difficulty of 58750000000000000000000.

An “Ethereum Mainnet Merge Viewing Party,” streamed by Ethereum Foundation, was watched by over 41,000 people on YouTube, according to CoinDesk. Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin participated in the livestream.

Soon after, he took to Twitter to celebrate the event.

Ethereum merge successful

Ethereum’s price has gotten a slight lift following the Merge, according to hourly metrics from Trading View. However, it is too soon to say much about the merger’s longer-term implications on ETH price.

Ethereum’s green era begins

With the successful completion of the Merge, Ethereum steps into a new era, a green one. The crypto is expected to consume 99.9% less energy hereafter. The fact that crypto this huge will drop its energy use so drastically is a huge advance for the community as well as the environment.

Ethereum merge successful

The newfound eco-friendliness of Ethereum has to do with the network severing ties with the power-hungry PoW consensus mechanism. PoW continues to be used by the world’s largest and most recognizable crypto, Bitcoin.

A word of caution

While much of the crypto ecosystem is celebrating Ethereum’s win, some bad actors are trying to scam people. Several fake accounts of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin promising “free ETHs” have emerged. Here’s a note of caution from our editor-in-chief.

Fake news about ETH merge

There are always bad eggs in every basket, so don’t let that dampen your spirits. Strengthen your DYOR skills and don’t fall for scams. Happy Merge, everyone!


Was the Ethereum merge successful?

Yes, the Ethereum merge was largely successful, marking a transition to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus and deprecating proof-of-work.

Is the ETH merge complete?

The ETH merge is complete, and finalized on September 15, 2022, fully transitioning Ethereum to PoS.

What happens to my Ethereum after the merge?

After the merge, your Ethereum holdings remain the same, but the network operates on a PoS consensus, allowing you to stake your ETH for rewards.

Will Ethereum go up after the merge?

It’s uncertain whether Ethereum’s price will immediately rise after the merge, as market dynamics and investor sentiment influence price movements.

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