Alex and Tim take a deep dive to talk about the upcoming Merge that represents the joining of the existing execution layer of Ethereum with its new proof-of-stake consensus layer, the Beacon Chain. It eliminates the need for energy-intensive mining and instead secures the network using staked ETH. A truly exciting step in realizing the Ethereum vision – more scalability, security, and sustainability.
The Merge will mark the end of proof-of-work for Ethereum and the full transition to proof-of-stake. That sets the stage for future scaling upgrades, including sharding. In addition, the Merge will reduce Ethereum's energy consumption by ~99.95%.
To learn all about the Merge and the future of Ethereum, listen to Alex Kehaya's full interview with Tim Beiko. The podcast is available for download via Apple, Spotify, and other major streaming platforms.
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