After years of research and development, The Merge will transition Ethereum to Proof of Stake fundamentally changing the network’s security and economics, and realizing the most significant upgrade since its 2015 launch.
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Countdown to the Ethereum Merge
Coin Metrics is pleased to share some important updates regarding Ethereum’s upcoming protocol consensus change, commonly referred to as the Merge.
Ethereum moved one step closer to The Merge on September 6th with the activation of Bellatrix, a network upgrade to Ethereum’s Consensus Layer (CL), also known as the Beacon Chain. In SOTN 171 we analyze the data behind this upgrade and offer some insight into predicting The Merge’s timing.
Coin Metrics is excited to continue providing data-driven coverage of The Merge, Ethereum’s imminent protocol upgrade. In this piece, we explain the differences between slashing and penalties on the Consensus Layer, and how transaction finality assumptions change post-Merge.
At 2:43 AM Eastern Time at block 15537393, Ethereum’s Proof-of-Work era came to an end, ushering in a new age of Proof-of-Stake Ethereum. In this special update, we share what we saw on the ground at the time of The Merge.